US reaches H-1B Visa cap of 65,000 for 2022

Every year, the US issues 65,000 new H-1B visas, with another 20,000 reserved for US Masters’ degree holders.

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The United States has received enough petitions needed to reach the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2022. Successful candidates would be decided by a computerized draw of lots.

The H-1B program allows companies and other employers in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or it is equivalent. H-1B specialty occupations may include fields such as architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts.

“We have completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts. The status for registrations properly submitted for the FY 2022 H-1B numerical allocations, but that were not selected, will now show: Not Selected: Not selected – not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration," announced US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Monday.


Every year, the US issues 65,000 new H-1B visas, with another 20,000 reserved for US Masters’ degree holders. Meanwhile, the USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed to extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the US.

 
 

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