[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received more H-1B electronic registrations than available visas and has conducted the fiscal year 2022 H-1B lottery. Registrants subject to the H-1B visa cap who were lucky enough to have been selected can now file their H-1B petition. According to USCIS, registrants' online accounts will display the status of their registration.
- Selected - Congratulations! This status means the registration was selected in the lottery and is eligible to file an H-1B cap petition for fiscal year 2022.
- Submitted - A bit confusing, but a status of "Submitted" means that the registration was not selected in the initial lottery. However, the registration remains eligible for any future lotteries that occur for fiscal year 2022.
- Denied - There was a problem with the registration process and the registrant is not eligible for an H-1B cap petition this fiscal year. Most registrants with this status were entered into the registration system multiple times in error.
- Invalidated-Failed Payment - The payment method for the registration fee was declined or found to be invalid.