NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2020
December 6, 2019. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the highly anticipated implementation of the “Electronic H-1B Registration Process”, which sets a requirement for employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to electronically register before filing a petition for the upcoming fiscal year 2021.
USCIS will open the H-1B registration period on March 1, 2020 to March 20, 2020 during which time employers’ must pay a $10 registration fee.
During this registration period, employers’ (or their authorized representative) must electronically submit a separate registration naming each employee for whom they seek to file an H-1B cap-subject petition. If a sufficient number of registrations are submitted, USCIS will randomly select the number of registrations as needed to reach the H-1B cap. This random selection will occur after the initial registration period closes and no later than March 31, 2020.