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H-1B Electronic Registration Process: Important Dates

By Bill at February 24, 2020 23:03
Filed Under: Immigration News
USCIS formally announced the implementation of the H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions. Full Announcement

Under this new process, prospective petitioners(employers) will complete a registration process that requires only basic information about the prospective petitioner and each requested worker.Step by Step Instruction

USCIS will open an initial registration period for the FY 2021 cap from March 1 to March 20, 2020. The H-1B random selection process, if needed, will then be run on properly submitted electronic registrations. Only those with selected registrations will be eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. Registration Selection and Notifications

Prospective petitioners(employers) may create accounts beginning Feb. 24 and register throughout this period; selections will take place after the initial registration period closes, so there is no requirement to register on March 1.

Required Fees: $10 for each beneficiary.

Important Dates
Feb. 24: Prospective petitioners may begin creating H-1B registrant accounts
March 1: H-1B registration period opens at noon ET.
March 20: H-1B registration period closes at noon ET.
March 31: Date by which USCIS intends to notify selected registrants.
April 1: The earliest date that FY 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions may be filed.

For more information about H-1B visa, please visit our visa section. U.S. employers are always looking for skilled workers, even in holiday seasons. Please polish your resume and update your career profiles regularly.

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