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USCIS conducts third lottery for H-1B visas

A third lottery round is rare for the agency, which usually receives ample registrations in the first and second rounds itself. The initial round was conducted in March 2021 followed by a second round in July 2021.

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it conducted a third round of H-1B lottery on Nov. 19 to meet the numerical allocation limit for the financial year 2021-22.

“We recently determined that we needed to select additional registrations to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical allocations, including the advanced degree exemption. We selected from among previously submitted electronic registrations using a random selection process,” the agency said.

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