By Chris Musillo

USCIS announced that it has received 483,927 H-1B cap registration during the March 2022 filing period, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.

This is substantially more than the 308,613 received last year (March 2021, FY 2022). It is also far more than the 275,000 during the March 2020 (FY 2021) filing period and 201,000 H-1B petitions received during the March 2019 (Fiscal Year 2020) filing period.

USCIS has notified H-1B cap lottery winners. H-1B winners have until June 30, 2022 to submit their full H-1B cap petition to the USCIS for adjudication.

As has been the case since the launch of the on-line registration system in March 2020, the USCIS will continue to update the H-1B cap winners list. Additional winners may be selected in subsequent rounds until March 2023. USCIS is not expected to notify any H-1B lottery entrants of non-selection until all 85,000 H-1B cap approval notices have been issued.