By N24 Correspondent, WASHINGTON D.C.:- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern Time on March 1, 2022 and run through noon Eastern Time on March 18, 2022.
According to a USCIS statement, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using the online H-1B registration system during this period.
USCIS will assign a confirmation number to each registration submitted for the FY 2023 H-1B cap. This number is used solely to track registrations; and one cannot use this number to track one’s case status in Case Status Online.
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.
Prospective petitioners submitting their own registrations (U.S. employers and U.S. agents, collectively known as “registrants”) will use a “registrant” account. Registrants will be able to create new accounts beginning at noon Eastern Time on February 21, 2022.
Representatives may add clients to their accounts at any time, but both representatives and registrants must wait until March 1, 2022 to enter beneficiary information and submit the registration with the $10 fee. Prospective petitioners or their representatives will be able to submit registrations for multiple beneficiaries in a single online session. Through the account, they will be able to prepare, edit, and store draft registrations prior to final payment and submission of each registration.
“If we receive enough registrations by March 18, we will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications through the users’ myUSCIS online accounts. We intend to notify account holders by March 31, 2022,” said the USCIS statement.
An H-1B cap-subject petition, including a petition for a beneficiary, who is eligible for the advanced degree exemption, may only be filed by a petitioner, whose registration for the beneficiary named in the H-1B petition was selected in the H-1B registration process.