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High-Skilled Immigrants’ H-1B Visa Cap Reached for Fiscal 2022

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The H-1B visa is one of the most popular employment immigration visas. The H-1B visa applications opened on March 1st, 2022. However, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received a sufficient number of petitions congressionally mandated for H-1B visas. The USCIS reportedly received 65,000 visa petitions for the regular cap, and 20,000 petitions for the U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap for fiscal year (FY) 2022.

How Do I Know If I Will Get Selected?

According to the USCIS, they have finished sending non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts. This means that you should have already received a response to your application. The best way to determine if your H-1B visa application was approved is by looking at the status of the registration you submitted for the FY 2022 H-1B application.

If your visa was denied, it will say “Not Selected.” When it says not selected, it means that you were not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on your application.

What Should I Do If My Application Was Denied?

If your application was not selected, there is still hope. There might be another employment visa option for you, or you can start preparing for next year’s H-1B visa petition. The best way to determine what your options are is by speaking to an experienced immigration attorney.

Our team at Yekrangi & Associates can analyze your H-1B visa petition and determine if there were any errors made in your application. We can also review your education, work experience, and other qualifications to determine if there is another work visa available to help you obtain employment in the United States.

Let our team guide you through the process. Contact our Orange County immigration attorneys today at (949) 478-4963 to schedule a consultation!


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