USCIS Announced FY2022’s H-1B Selection Method
The selection process for the FY 2022 H-1B cap season has finally been determined and finalized. The Biden administration announced that the lottery would be carried out as usual. Trump’s former rule’s effective date is postponed.
In the last year, countless efforts to change various aspects of the H-1B program have been made. In recent months, it has been the selection method that has been on our nerves.
October 2020, USCIS announced that it would be abolishing the traditional H-1B lottery and determine the visa’s issuance based on wage.
January 8th, 2021, a formal federal notification for the rule was issued. It announced that the new system would be effective on March 9th.
January 20th, 2021, Biden immediately froze the rule after his inauguration.
February 4th, USCIS announced that the rule would be postponed.
It is a relief that the policy did not affect this season’s H-1B. Knowing that the lottery will stay effective, it is easier to speculate this year’s application timeline. Below is an outline of the application process that we have organized for you:
Employers can register employees through the USCIS website. An account can submit registrations for multiple employees, but no more than one registration per person.
At the end of March/beginning of April, petitioners will hear back on the lottery result. Following are the statuses that one may be in:
–Submitted — the petitioner has completed the online registration. However, the applicant needs to wait longer to discover if he/she was selected.
–Selected — congratulations! You got it!
–Denied — This might have been caused by an error in the payment method submitted. One can also be denied if he/she received several registrations from the same employer.
Once selected, the applicant can continue to submit documents to complete the application.
-被拒（denied) — 大概是提交的支付方式出了差错，或者同一员工收到了来自同一雇主的多份申请。