USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 9 and run through noon Eastern on March 25. During this period, those who wish to file for an H-1B visa will provide information and submit their registrations.
Important change: Contrary to selection by wages, a process previously announced by the Trump Administration, USCIS will select those eligible to file for H-1B visas by lottery from all who properly registered. USCIS has announced that DHS is delaying the effective date of the H-1B Wages Selection Process until Dec. 31, 2021.
USCIS will apply the regulations currently in place (random selection) to the initial registration period, and, any subsequent registration period for the FY 2022 registration process that takes place before Dec. 31, 2021.
By Rosa Hernandez