USCIS announced they will implement an electronic registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021. This electronic registration process begins on March 1, 2020.
Under the new policy, employers will need to complete a registration within the period from March 1 through March 20, 2020. Electronic Registration only requires the basic information about the Employer and the H-1B Employee, and $10 H-1B registration fee. Only those with selected registrations will be eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions.
Compared to the former policy, Electronic Registration Process reduces unnecessary costs and work for USCIS and petitioners. Petitioners and Beneficiaries will be able to find out the lottery selection results faster. This will avail more time for H-1B applicants to make appropriate plans if they are not selected. At the same time, USCIS can allocate more resources to adjudicate H-1B petitions.
USCIS will post step-by-step instructions informing registrants on how to complete the registration process before the initial registration period. It would be the best for the registrants to contact an experienced immigration attorney in advance and prepare related documents, even though the electronic registration process only needs basic information of employers and employees.
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