USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season  

(Source of information: USCIS)

 On December 6, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) formally announced the implementation of the H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions. Employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021 cap, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first electronically register and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee.

The purpose of implementing this new electronic registration process is to dramatically reduce paperwork and data exchange, and will provide an overall cost savings to petitioning employers.

Under this new process, employers seeking H-1B workers subject to the cap, or their authorized representatives, will complete a registration process that requires only basic information about their company and each requested worker. USCIS will open an initial registration period from March 1 through March 20, 2020. The H-1B random selection process, if needed, will then be run on those electronic registrations. Only those with selected registrations will be eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions.

Per USCIS on March 31, 2020, selected registrants will be notified of their eligibility to continue the H-1B cap-subject filing process. Registrants will have 90 days to file their H-1B cap-subject petitions beginning April 1, 2020. A cap-subject H-1B petition will be considered properly filed if it is based on a valid, selected registration for the same beneficiary. Petitioners can register multiple aliens during a single online submission.

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