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H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

March 29, 2022

Today, the USCIS announced that between March 1 and March 18, 2022, it had received enough electronic registrations for the FY 2023 H-1B cap to complete the selection process. The USCIS confirmed that it has notified all prospective employers of its selections via their online myUSCIS account. 

Each employer’s online account will now show one of the following statuses for each beneficiary registered:

  • Submitted: The registration has been submitted and is eligible for selection. If the initial selection process has been completed, this registration remains eligible, unless subsequently invalidated, for selection in any subsequent selections for the fiscal year for which it was submitted.
  • Selected: Selected to file an H-1B cap petition.
  • Denied: Multiple registrations were submitted by the same registrant for the same beneficiary.
  • Invalidated-Failed Payment: A registration was submitted, but the payment method was declined, not reconciled, or otherwise invalid.

Only employers whose registrations were selected may file H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2023, and only for the selected beneficiary in the registration notice. Selected registrants will have at least 90 days from selection in which to finalize and file those petitions according to the instructions on the selection notice. We anticipate that over the next 4-9 months additional H-1B numbers will become available, so there is still a possibility of selection. We note that for last year’s process, it took until February 2022 for USCIS to send all official “non-selection” notices.

For more information, visit the H-1B Electronic Registration Process page.

See also our Fiscal Year H-1B (2023) FAQs.

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