By Chris Musillo

On February 28, 2022, USCIS announced that they received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the 65,000 H-1B regular cap and 20,000 H-1B master’s cap, for fiscal year 2022 (October 2021 to October 2022). It is important to note, this announcement is for registrations submitted in March 2021. New registrations for fiscal year 2023 (October 2022 to October 2023) can be submitted.

For all non-selected cases, the attorney of record and petitioner should have received a non-selection notification through the registration on the USCIS website. The status for registrations properly submitted, but not selected, will state: Not Selected: not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.

USCIS will continue to accept H-1B cap exempt petitions and H-1B petitions for workers that have previously been counted against the cap.