H-1B Cap Initial Registration Opens March 9

Only USCIS announced last week that the initial registration period for FY2022 H-1B Cap will open at 12:00 PM EST on March 9, 2021. It will remain open until 12:00 PM EST on March 25, 2021.

What is the Initial Registration Period?

Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use myUSCIS online accounts to electronically register each beneficiary for the selection process and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee. During the initial registration period, prospective petitioners and representatives can fill out petitioner and beneficiary information and submit their registrations and fees for the H-1B cap lottery. They can also prepare, edit, and save draft registrations. It is possible to submit registrations for multiple beneficiaries in a single online session.

If USCIS receives enough registrations by March 25, they will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications to users' myUSCIS online accounts by March 31.

H-1B cap-subject petitions may only be filed by petitioners whose registrations for that beneficiary were selected in this registration process.

For More Information:

Learn more about the H-1B Electronic Registration Process here.

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This information comes from a news release from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Doc. No. 21020537).

Categories: H-1B