Articles Posted in H-1B Cap

On Wednesday, June 23rd, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced they will allow resubmit of fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were rejected or administratively closed because of a requested start date after Oct. 1, 2020.

*If your FY 2021 petition was rejected or administratively closed solely because your petition was based on a registration submitted during the initial registration period, but you requested a start date after Oct. 1, 2020, you may re-submit that previously filed petition, with all applicable fees, at the address below. Such petitions must be resubmitted before Oct. 1, 2021. If properly resubmitted, we will consider the petition to have been filed on the original receipt date. *USCIS

Please view this USCIS News Alert for more details: USCIS Will Allow Resubmission of Certain FY 2021 H-1B Petitions Rejected or Closed Due to Start Date

USCIS announced on Wednesday, March 30th that they have received enough of the FY 2022 H-1B initial electronic registrations to fulfil the numbers needed to reach the H-1B cap. This initial electronic registration also includes the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). Registrants’ online accounts will now show one of the following statuses for each registration: Submitted, Selected, Denied, or Invalidated-Failed Payment.

Please visit this USCIS News Alert for more detailed information: FY 2022 H-1B Cap Season Updates: H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

Remember, FY 2022 H-1B Cap Petitions filing starts April 1st!

On Friday, February 5th, USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap will open Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at noon (Eastern) on March 9 and will stay open until Thursday, March 25, 2021 at noon (Eastern). This is the period that prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out information and complete registration for petitioners.

*Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use a myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. *USCIS

For complete details, please review USCIS News Alert, “FY 2022 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 9”.

On Friday, February 5th, USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap will open Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at noon (Eastern) on March 9 and will stay open until Thursday, March 25, 2021 at noon (Eastern). This is the period that prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out information and complete registration for petitioners.

*Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use a myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. *USCIS

For complete details, please review USCIS News Alert, “FY 2022 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 9”.

On Friday, February 5th, USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap will open Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at noon (Eastern) on March 9 and will stay open until Thursday, March 25, 2021 at noon (Eastern). This is the period that prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out information and complete registration for petitioners.

*Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use a myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. *USCIS

For complete details, please review USCIS News Alert, “FY 2022 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 9”.

On February 26th, USCIS updated its FAQs on H-1B Electronic Registration Process for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap filing season. The H-1B cap registration period will start on Tuesday, March 9th at 12:00pm (noon) (ET) and go through Thursday, March 25th at 12:00pm (noon) (ET).

Here is an excerpt from the updated FAQs, I have included the first two questions and answers from the web page:

 
H-1B Electronic Registration Process

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, USCIS announced that it had reached enough H-1B petitions to fill the 65,000 H-1B regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2021.

*We have completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts. The status for registrations properly submitted for the FY 2021 H-1B numerical allocations, but that were not selected, will now show: “Not Selected: Not selected for this fiscal year”. *USCIS

Please review USCIS News Alert, “USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B Regular Cap” for more details.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Delays Effective Date of H-1B Selection Final Rule! The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 7th the H-1B Selection final rule, “USCIS Modifies H-1B Selection Process to Prioritize Wages“. This rule change amends the regulations governing the process by which USCIS selects H-1B registrations for filing the H-1B cap-subject petitions. To give the USCIS more time to review and prepare for the changes, DHS has delayed the effective date of this final rule from March 9, 2021 to December 31, 2021. For the upcoming H-1B cap season, USCIS will apply the current regulations of random selection for this registration period which will take place before effective date of Dec. 31, 2021.

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USCIS (USCIS.gov), 2/4/21, News Alert:

H-1B Registration opens March 1st at noon (Eastern)!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has started accepting H-1B cap registration for fiscal year (FY) 2021 on March 1st at noon (Eastern). They will continue accepting registration for this cap season until March 20th at noon (Eastern). USCIS will assign a unique confirmation number for each FY 2021 H-1B registration submitted during this period to be used for tracking this registration only.

For more detailed information about this subject please review the USCIS News Alert, “Initial H-1B Registration Period Opens at Noon Eastern on March 1“.

H-1B Registration opens March 1st at noon (Eastern)!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has started accepting H-1B cap registration for fiscal year (FY) 2021 on March 1st at noon (Eastern). They will continue accepting registration for this cap season until March 20th at noon (Eastern). USCIS will assign a unique confirmation number for each FY 2021 H-1B registration submitted during this period to be used for tracking this registration only.

For more detailed information about this subject please review the USCIS News Alert, “Initial H-1B Registration Period Opens at Noon Eastern on March 1“.

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