DHS Announces the 2022 Cap Lottery Submission Deadline and Delays the Effective Date of the H-1B Wage Priority Selection Rule.

Today, the USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the FY2022 H-1B Cap Lottery will open at 12:00 noon (ET) on March 9th and run through 12:00 noon (ET) on March 25th. During this time, prospective H-1B employers and H-1B beneficiaries can submit their registrations for the H-1B Lottery. As we say here at NPZ … “if you are not in it … you cannot win it.”

Also, there was a late-breaking announcement made yesterday that DHS’ proposed change to the methodology for choosing H-1B lottery candidates based upon wage levels will NOT go forward in March. This year’s H-1B lottery beginning in March 2021 will be using the same methodology as has been used in prior years.

To give USCIS more time to develop, test, and implement the modifications to the H-1B registration system and selection process, DHS is delaying the effective date of the wage selection rule from March 9th, 2021, to December 31st, 2021. The delay will also provide more time for USCIS to train its staff and perform public outreach as well as give stakeholders time to adjust to the new rule. Stay tuned to NPZ’s website and blogsite for more developments about this process.

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