On December 6th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will be using an electronic registration process for the 2021 H-1B cap season. The announcement came after USCIS wrapped up a successful pilot testing phase.
For the 2021 H-1B cap season, employers will have to electronically register and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee in order to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. Electronic registration will also be required for H-1B petitions that are eligible for the advanced degree exemption.
According to USCIS, electronic registration will substantially improve the application process because it reduces the amount of paperwork and data exchange that immigration officials have to deal with. USCIS says the electronic registration process also saves money for petitioning employers.
How Does the Electronic Registration Process Work?
With the new H-1B electronic registration process, employers have to submit basic information about their company and each worker they are petitioning for. The initial registration period will start on March 1st and close on March 20th, 2020. If there needs to be a random selection process for the 2021 H-1B cap season, they will be selected from the electronic registrations. If your electronic registration is chosen, you will be eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition.
According to USCIS Deputy Director Mark Koumans, “By streamlining the H-1B cap selection process with a new electronic registration system, USCIS is creating cost savings and efficiencies for petitioners and the agency, as only those selected will now be required to submit a full petition.”
H-1B Attorneys Serving Phoenix
Do you want to come to the United States to work for a company that is hiring in your field of specialty? If so, you will need to obtain an H-1B visa. Our lawyers at Kanu & Associates, P.C. are committed to assisting clients throughout Arizona with a wide range of legal matters. We can review your situation and devise a strong legal strategy that will protect your best interests. When you choose our firm to represent you, we will stand by your side and provide the top-notch representation you deserve.
To set up a consultation with a member of our law firm, give us a call at (602) 353-7795 today.