USCIS Provides FAQs on the H-1B Electronic Registration Process

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

1-Q. What happens if the prospective beneficiary does not have a last name? What do you

enter into the system?

1-A: If there is only one name for a beneficiary, it should be entered as the last name. The first

and middle name fields will have check boxes that indicate “Beneficiary does not have a first

name” or “Beneficiary does not have a middle name.” These boxes should be checked in

these instances. Do not enter placeholders, such as “FNU”, “LNU”, “Unknown”, or “No

Name Given.”


2-Q. Is there an appeal process for registrations determined to be invalid duplicates?

2-A: Registrations that are determined to be duplicates will be invalid. A registrant who submits

duplicate registrations will not be able to appeal the invalidation.


For the rest of the questions and answers: H-1B Electronic Registration Process = FAQs (PDF)


Source of Information:, 2/26/21, Web Page:

H-1B Electronic Registration Process, 2/26/21, AILA Doc. No. 20030200:

USCIS Provides FAQs on the H-1B Electronic Registration Process

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