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H1B Rejection Rate Increases By 37%! Why 72% Of H1B Applicants Are Rejected?

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H1B Rejection Rate: According to the newest reports coming in, the rate of rejection of the H-1B visas has now increased by as much as 37%!

This news comes days after the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) gave a statement. Where it expressed that it was updating its policies regarding expedited processing of applications.

Additionally changing the guidance regarding Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), and increasing the validity period for certain.

H-1B Visa Rejection Rate Increases by 28%; Only 45% Applications Selected

According to reports, the USCIS was inviting the applications for H-1B visa applications for the financial year 2022. More than 3 lakh applications have been submitted yet a couple of them have been chosen.

The H-1B cap registration has received 3.08 lakh registrations for the financial year 2022. This is a 12% increase from last year’s filing. However, the USCIS has chosen 87,500 registrations just in the lotteries that meet the yearly quotas.

According to reports, there has been a decline in the selection rate of the H-1B visa. This decline has expanded by 28% as compared to last year. Moreover, there were 274,237 total registrations, of which, only 45% of the applications, i.e., 12,415 registrations were chosen.

H1B Rejection Rate Increases Despite US Government’s New Rules?

Recently, there was news that the Biden government is willing to reconsider the objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas like H-1B as informed by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday. This was because of the three policy memos by the past Trump govt which currently have been revoked.

The move is expected to give relief to a large number of Indian IT professionals. Since they were having a tough time dealing with the different policies and memorandums on non-immigrant work visas, specifically H-1B from the past Trump government.

[USCIS Will Allow Resubmission of Certain FY 2021 H-1B Petitions Rejected or Closed Due to Start Date]

Recently, there also was news that a rule proposed by previous President Donald Trump’s government. To restrict the scope of “specialty occupation” under the H-1B visa regime has been removed by the US government.

The move is very positive for Indian IT organizations, which are among the most frequent clients of such visas.

Generally, USCIS replaces the removed, rejected, denied, or revoked applications by choosing more applicants. The new strategy for the selection has lowered the selection count.

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