USCIS announce of Friday, December 6, 2019 that they have completed the initial pilot program testing the H-1B electronic registration process which will include a $10 registration fee. This fee is just to register online to be included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap selection. This new H-1B electronic registration process includes those eligible for the advanced degree exemption. The government feels that the new electronic registration process will streamline the application process, reduce paperwork and allow for better data exchange leading to an overall cost savings.
For further details please review the USCIS News Article, “USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season”.
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