H-1B Visa Registration For 2022 to Begin From March 1

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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday that the registration process for the H-1B visa application for the year 2022 will begin on March 1.

According to the notification, successful applicants would be notified by March 31.

The USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B will open at noon Eastern on March 9 and run through noon March 25.

During the registration period, prospective petitioners and agents can complete information on petitioners and beneficiaries and submit their registrations, according to the USCS.

The agency said if it receives enough registrations by March 25, it will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications by March 31.

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The successful applicants would be able to join their new jobs in the US on October 1, when the American fiscal year starts.

The Trump era rule was scheduled to go into effect on March 9.

On January 7, the USCIS announced to do away with the traditional lottery system in deciding the successful applicants for the H-1B visas.

The USCIS had said it would prioritise wages to protect the economic interests of American workers, and better ensure that the most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the temporary employment programme.

In a statement on Thursday, the USCIS, however, said that it is delaying the rule’s effective date until December 31, 2021.

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