When Is the H-1B Registration Deadline?
For the 2023 fiscal year, H-1B registrations must be made between March 1, 2022, and March 20, 2022. The H-1B registration period opens at noon ET on March 1 and closes at noon ET on March 20.
The selection process will take place once the window closes. Beneficiaries of successful FY 2023 H-1B petitions will be eligible to start working in the U.S. on October 1, 2022.
What Is the H-1B Cap?
There is an annual limit on the number of new H-1B petitions that can be approved in a year. This annual limit is referred to as H-1B Cap. The current annual cap on the H-1B category is 65,000. An additional 20,000 H-1Bs are available for those who have a U.S. Master’s degree or higher.
When Can You Submit H-1B Applications?
Applications for the H-1B visa may only be made by registrants who were selected in the initial registration process. Completed petitions may be submitted from April 1, 2022, which is six months in advance of the visa start date on October 1. The closing date for H-1B petitions is June 15, 2022.