Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 2:18 PM

Government Extends Deadline to Register for H-1B Visa Lottery

Andrew Kreighbaum
Andrew Kreighbaum

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has extended the deadline to register for H-1B specialty occupation visas after experiencing technical issues with its online system Thursday.

The agency will now accept registrations through 5 p.m. March 20. Employers originally had a noon deadline on Friday to submit online registrations with basic information about the company and each requested worker.

H-1B visas, which have a duration of three years with an option to extend for another three years, are in high demand in tech and engineering fields in particular.

If sufficient petitions are received before the registration period closes, USCIS will hold ...