2nd Lottery Move To Help Indian IT Professionals
The US will conduct a rare 2nd lottery for the H-1B visa to decide on the successful applicants. The move by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) to conduct will provide another chance to several applicants plus hundreds of Indian IT professionals, who could not make it in the 1st random selection.
The USCIS said that a decision was taken after determining that the computerized draw of lots for H-1B visas conducted early this year did not give them enough Congressional mandated H-1B visas.
The H-1B visa is most sought-after among Indian IT professionals; This non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
“The petition filing period based on registrations selected on July 28 will begin on August 2 and close on November 3. Applicants selected registrations will have their myUSCIS accounts updated to include a selection notice, which includes details of when and where to file,” it said.
The federal agency said that only those petitioners with selected registrations for FY 2022 are eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. The initial filing period for those with selected registrations for FY 2022 was from April 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021.