H-1b Lottery News

The USCIS recently disclosed that they received over 308,000 registrations for FY 2022 H-1b visas. This compares to only 275,000 in FY 2021. Almost half requested MS degree or higher consideration. In the 1st lottery, the USCIS selected 87,500 registrants. Last year, a 2nd lottery was conducted in August and an additional 18,000 were selected however, we do not expect as large a number this year. Recall that the spring and early summer of 2020 was the height of the uncertainty surrounding COVID and many jobs were being eliminated. Further updates will be provided as developments occur.

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