Final yr noticed the implementation and rollout of the primary ever digital registration course of for cap H-1Bs, representing a big departure from previous apply the place employers (and their attorneys) would work tirelessly within the winter months to organize accomplished H-1B petitions and submit them to USCIS on April 1st of that yr. Supposed to avoid wasting important quantities of money and time (and paper!), the digital registration course of had employers (or their attorneys) electronically submit registrations through on-line myUSCIS accounts, offering some fundamental details about the corporate, the supposed international nationwide beneficiary, and paying a nominal $10 registration price. USCIS then performed a random lottery of the submitted registrations and knowledgeable stakeholders which had been chosen. Whereas there have been the anticipated stories of varied bugs and glitches, the digital registration course of actually went smoother than anticipated.
This yr can be spherical 2 of the digital registration course of, and hopefully among the bugs from final yr could have been ironed out. USCIS introduced on Friday that the preliminary registration interval for FY 2022 Cap H-1Bs will run from 12 PM EST on Tuesday March 9, 2021 via 12 PM EST on Thursday March 25, 2021. Throughout this time, employers (or their representatives) will have the ability to submit digital registrations on behalf of potential H-1B beneficiaries. Assuming that USCIS receives ample registrations by March twenty fifth, the company will conduct the randomized lottery shortly after the registration interval closes, and intends to inform chosen registrants by March thirty first. Employers will then have a 90 day window to file an H-1B petition on behalf of any chosen registrations.
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USCIS as we speak introduced that the preliminary registration interval for the fiscal yr (FY) 2022 H-1B cap will open at midday Jap on March 9 and run via midday Jap on March 25. Throughout this era, potential petitioners and representatives will have the ability to fill out petitioner and beneficiary info and submit their registrations.
A affirmation quantity can be assigned to every registration submitted for the FY 2022 H-1B cap. This quantity is used solely to trace registrations; you can not use this quantity to trace your case standing in Case Standing On-line.
Potential H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to make use of a myUSCIS on-line account to register every beneficiary electronically for the choice course of and pay the related $10 H-1B registration price for every registration submitted on behalf of every beneficiary. Potential petitioners submitting their very own registrations (U.S. employers and U.S. brokers, collectively referred to as “registrants”) will use a “registrant” account that can be accessible quickly. Representatives might add shoppers to their accounts at any time, however each representatives and registrants should wait till March 9 to enter beneficiary info and submit the $10 price. Potential petitioners or their representatives will have the ability to submit registrations for a number of beneficiaries in a single on-line session. By the account, they may have the ability to put together, edit, and retailer draft registrations previous to ultimate fee and submission of every registration.
If we obtain sufficient registrations by March 25, we will randomly choose registrations and ship choice notifications through customers’ myUSCIS on-line accounts. We intend to inform account holders by March 31.
An H-1B cap-subject petition might solely be filed by a petitioner whose registration for that beneficiary was chosen within the H-1B registration course of.
We’ll conduct public engagements and different outreach actions to make sure that representatives and registrants are acquainted with the digital registration course of.
Extra info, step-by-step registration directions, and useful movies are accessible on the H-1B Digital Registration Course of web page.
H-1B Choice Course of Rule Efficient Date Delay
USCIS has additionally introduced that DHS is delaying the efficient date of the H-1B Choice Course of ultimate rule till Dec. 31, 2021. USCIS will apply the laws at present in place (random choice) to the preliminary registration interval, and any subsequent registration interval for the FY 2022 registration course of that takes place earlier than Dec. 31, 2021.
Extra info is obtainable within the Federal Register discover.
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