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US To Conduct Rare 2nd Lottery For H-1B Visa Applicants


Online submitting isn’t out there for H-1B petitions. (Representational)

Washington:

The US will conduct a uncommon second lottery for the H-1B visa to resolve on the profitable candidates, the USCIS has introduced, a transfer which would offer one other probability to tons of of Indian IT professionals who couldn’t make it within the first random choice.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mentioned {that a} determination was taken after figuring out that the computerised draw of tons for H-1B visas performed early this yr didn’t give them sufficient variety of Congressional mandated H-1B visas.

The H-1B visa, most sought-after amongst Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that permits US firms to make use of overseas employees in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical experience.

Technology firms depend upon it to rent tens of 1000’s of staff annually from nations like India and China.

“We recently determined that we needed to select additional registrations to reach the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 numerical allocations. On July 28, we selected previously submitted electronic registrations using a random selection process,” the USCIS mentioned in an announcement.

“The petition filing period based on registrations selected on July 28 will begin on August 2 and close on November 3. Individuals with selected registrations will have their myUSCIS accounts updated to include a selection notice, which includes details of when and where to file,” it mentioned.

The transfer by the USCIS to conduct the second lottery will present one other probability to a number of candidates, together with tons of of Indian IT professionals, who couldn’t make it within the first random choice.

The federal company mentioned that solely these petitioners with chosen registrations for FY 2022 are eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. The preliminary submitting interval for these with chosen registrations for FY 2022 was from April 1, 2021, by means of June 30, 2021.

The USCIS mentioned an H-1B cap-subject petition should be correctly filed on the appropriate service heart and inside the submitting interval indicated on the related registration choice discover.

Online submitting isn’t out there for H-1B petitions. Petitioners submitting H-1B petitions should accomplish that by paper and should embrace a printed copy of the relevant registration choice discover with the FY 2022 H-1B cap-subject petition.

“Registration selection only indicates that petitioners are eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions; it does not indicate that the petition will be approved. Petitioners filing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those petitions eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must still submit evidence and establish eligibility for petition approval based on existing statutory and regulatory requirements,” the USCIS added.

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