USCIS 2023 H-1B Screening Process Completed

On March 29, 2022, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announcement that he had finished the first H-1B Regular Cap and Master Cap Selection Process for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Continuing its use of an electronic pre-registration system to conduct the Random Selection Lottery, USCIS confirmed that it has sent notifications to registered employers and their representatives regarding the results of the selection.

According to the USCIS press release, the agency has updated each beneficiary’s enrolled account on myUSCIS.gov to display one of the following statuses:

  • Submitted: Entries that display a “submitted” status remain in consideration for selection in the H-1B Cap Lottery until the fiscal year is over or subsequently invalidated.

  • Selected: If the beneficiary’s registration status indicates “selected”, the registered employer can file a complete H-1B petition for this beneficiary.

  • Refuse: A “refused” status means that the registrant has submitted more than one registration for a particular beneficiary. In this case, USCIS invalidates each record submitted by the filer for that payee for the tax year.

  • Payment invalidated-failed: If there was a problem with payment for a submitted entry and “payment method was declined, rejected, disputed, or canceled after submission”, the entry will be displayed as “payment invalidated-failed” .

According to the press release, USCIS-confirmed registrants will have at least a 90-day window, beginning April 1, 2022, to file complete H-1B petitions for registered beneficiaries selected in the fiscal year 2023 lottery. .

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Martin E. Berry