If you're wondering about the H-1B program, let us decode it for you. The H-1B program is a widely used nonimmigrant classification that allows companies and employers in the United States to employ foreign workers in professions like accounting, architecture, law, medicine and health, engineering, among others.
Every year the demand for H-1B visas grows exponentially in the US and with only a total of 85,000 visas allotted each year, the competition in the H-1B visa lottery is high. Here we have shared key details to prepare, such as important dates, the electronic registration process, and much more.
What is the Electronic Registration Process for H-1B Visa Lottery?
USCIS implemented an electronic registration process in 2020 for H-1B Cap. It is a mandatory electronic registration process for all prospective petitioners who want to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. USCIS opens the initial registration process for a minimum period of 14 calendar days every fiscal year for prospective petitioners . Employers must submit some basic beneficiary details in the system and if selected in the lottery, they may file an H-1B petition for the selected beneficiaries. The current registration fee is $10 for each prospective beneficiary. The initial registration process for FY 2024 will open on the 1st of March and close on the 17th of March.
How to Submit an H-1B Registration?
When the initial registration process opens, employers need to use a "H-1B registrant" account on the USCIS website (myUSCIS) to submit registrations if they do not already have one. First-time registrants will need to submit their company information.
As a Registrant, Avoid Making Common Mistakes Such as:
Some Tips to Correctly Submit the Registration for H-1B Cap:
Important Dates for 2024 H-1B Cap Registration Process:
What is Required Information for H-1B Lottery Registration?
Information for the employee or beneficiary:
Information for the employer or petitioner:
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