A surplus of work-based visas ends 2022

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the maximum number of people who can get employment-based visas for 2022.

Earlier this month, the USCIS announced that over 70,000 visas were left to be allocated before the end of the fiscal year, which is on September 30, 2022.

By the end of the month, the USCIS announced that almost all of these visas have reached their limits and new applicants should come back for the next fiscal year.

Why is there a surplus of visas at the end of the year?

This is because the USCIS and the Department of State (DOS) publicly committed to maximizing all employment-based visas for 2022. 

The USCIS even encouraged immigrants to apply earlier this year.

This is in keeping with the Biden administration’s thrust towards giving immigrants more opportunities to stay in the United States all while letting them contribute to the country through their work.

Will the USCIS and DOS do the same for the next year?

For immigration advice for fiscal year 2023, consult with your trusted lawyer.

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