USCIS is conducting the electronic registration process for the upcoming H-1B lottery. The initial registration period closes March 25, 2021. All those seeking to file an H-1B cap subject petition, whether in bachelor’s cap or master’s cap, will have to pay the $10 H-1B registration fee per registration. The registration process will require basic information from each Petitioner about their company and the requested H-1B worker. At the end of the initial registration period, if USCIS determines that it is necessary to reopen the registration period, USCIS will announce the start of the re-opened registration period on its website. USCIS has provided step-by-step instructions for Petitioners to register using an online account. A Petitioner or its authorized representative must electronically submit a separate registration request naming each individual it seeks to petition for a cap-subject H–1B.
Once the random selection process, or lottery, has been run on the submitted electronic registrations, electronic notices will be sent to all registrants that were selected. These notices will inform the employer they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition on behalf of the individual named in the notice, within the filing period indicated on the notice. The account holder who submitted the selected registration will receive notification via email or text message stating that an action has been added to their account, and they will have to log in to see the full notice. USCIS states they currently intend to notify registrants with selected registrations from the initial registration period no later than March 31, 2020.
How to Learn More About Cap-Subject H-1B Visas
In case you missed our webinar on What to Expect this Upcoming H-1B Cap Season, you may access a recording HERE.
In this webinar, we kick off FY 2022 by discussing what to expect with the new electronic registration system, H-1B cap filings, and any potential challenges from USCIS.
We’ll also discuss preparation strategies, timing considerations, and filing tips to ensure best practices and smooth processing to help you successfully navigate the ever-changing immigration landscape.
Kristina M. Hernandez, NIV Practice Manager & Associate Attorney
Steven Brown, Litigation Practice Manager & Associate Attorney
The following articles prepared by our experienced attorneys provide key information about the registration process and requirements for filing:
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