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H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Process Now Complete

-USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the FY 2022 H-1B cap including the master’s cap.

-USCIS has notified all prospective petitioners with selected registrations that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration.

-Registrants’ online accounts will now show one of the following statuses for each registration:

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 or on behalf of the same registrant for the same beneficiary. If denied as a duplicate registration, all registrations submitted by or on behalf of the same registrant for this beneficiary for the fiscal year are invalid.

Invalidated-Failed Payment: A registration was submitted but the payment method was declined, not reconciled, or otherwise invalid.

-It is expected that just like last year USCIS may hold a second round of lottery later this year.

For all your immigration needs, contact Punhani Law Firm at or +1(973)577-6464, +1(212)457-1153.

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