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H-1B Cap Resources for FY2022

USCIS is conducting the electronic registration process for the upcoming H-1B lottery. The initial registration period closes March 25, 2021. All those seeking to file an H-1B cap subject petition, whether in bachelor’s cap or master’s cap, will have to pay the $10 H-1B registration fee per registration. The registration process will require basic information from each Petitioner about their company and the requested H-1B worker. At the end of the initial registration period, if USCIS determines that it is necessary to reopen the registration period, USCIS will announce the start of the re-opened registration period on its website. USCIS has provided step-by-step instructions for Petitioners to register using an online account. A Petitioner or its authorized representative must electronically submit a separate registration request naming each individual it seeks to petition for a cap-subject H–1B. 

Once the random selection process, or lottery, has been run on the submitted electronic registrations, electronic notices will be sent to all registrants that were selected. These notices will inform the employer they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition on behalf of the individual named in the notice, within the filing period indicated on the notice. The account holder who submitted the selected registration will receive notification via email or text message stating that an action has been added to their account, and they will have to log in to see the full notice. USCIS states they currently intend to notify registrants with selected registrations from the initial registration period no later than March 31, 2020. 

How to Learn More About Cap-Subject H-1B Visas


In case you missed our webinar on What to Expect this Upcoming H-1B Cap Season, you may access a recording HERE.

In this webinar, we kick off FY 2022 by discussing what to expect with the new electronic registration system, H-1B cap filings, and any potential challenges from USCIS.

We’ll also discuss preparation strategies, timing considerations, and filing tips to ensure best practices and smooth processing to help you successfully navigate the ever-changing immigration landscape.


Steven Brown, Litigation Practice Manager & Associate Attorney


The following articles prepared by our experienced attorneys provide key information about the registration process and requirements for filing:

USCIS Provides Additional Information on Electronic Registration Process for Next H-1B Cap Season

USCIS Announces H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Next H-1B Cap Season

Specialty Occupation Denial Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Receives Approval

How do you know if an H-1B worker is qualified for the specialty occupation position?

USCIS Announces $10 Fee for H-1B Lottery Registration

Why we sued USCIS for H-1B for employer-employee relationship and non-speculative work assignment denials

Suing USCIS for Short H-1B Approvals

FAQ’s on Consular Processing

Selected in the Quota Lottery? 3 Key Reminders

How to Handle Employees on Cap Gap

When is a person considered as counted against the H-1B cap?

What is a Visa and When is it Required?

Is H-1B Consular Processing the Right Option for You?

Second Requests for Evidence for H-1B Petitions

H-1B Transfer But Now The Project Has Changed

Fraudulent H1B Filings & Multiple H1B Filings

How We Can Help You

Reddy Neumann Brown’s Nonimmigrant Visa Department partners with Human Resources professionals in a wide variety of industries to enable and assist their pursuit of valued and highly-skilled foreign talent. You want to know that your business matters are handled properly. You want it done quickly. And, you want to understand the process without being bombarded with legal jargon. At Reddy Neumann Brown PC, our team is always available to serve you by providing prompt, practical, and professional advice so that you can focus on what’s most important to you: your business.

Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys to determine how we can best serve you.