H-1B Lottery Registration Opens March 9th!
USCIS has just announced that the initial registration period for the FY2022 H-1B visa lottery will open March 9, 2021 at noon EST. This registration period will close on March 25, 2021 at noon EST. This marks the second year that USCIS uses the electronic registration process for determining who may file the actual H-1B cap subject petition. Registration is completed in myUSCISonlineaccount and costs $10 per beneficiary. This $10 H-1B registration fee is nonrefundable. USCIS has stated that if there is a sufficient number of applicants registered on March 25 that they will make their selection via a random selection process (the wage based allocation system will be delayed) and notify the account holder by March 31 via updating the beneficiary's status to "selected." April 1st would then be the earliest date that the selected H-1B cap subject petition could be filed. The petitioner would have 90 days to properly file the H-1B cap subject petition.