H1B Cap Registration: USCIS Announces $10 Fee For Each Registration

USCIS has announced that once the new electronic registration system for H1B cap filings is implemented, petitioners seeking to file H1B cap petitions would be required to pay a $10 fee for each H1B registration they submit.

Background

In January 2019, DHS had published a final rule requiring petitioners seeking to file H1B cap petitions to first electronically register with USCIS during a designated registration period. While this H1B registration requirement was suspended for the FY 2020 H1B cap filing season, USCIS has said that it is scheduled to implement the registration process for the FY 2021 H1B cap selection process. USCIS will announce the implementation timeframe and initial registration period once a formal decision has been made.

Upon implementation of the electronic registration system, petitioners seeking to file H1B cap petitions will first have to electronically register with USCIS during a designated registration period, unless the requirement is suspended.

The new final rule that requires petitioner to pay a $10 non-refundable fee for each H1B cap registration is effective December 9, 2019, and the fee will be required when registrations are submitted. We will continue to monitor developments related to the FY 2021 H1B Cap filings and will keep our readers updated.

If you have any questions regarding the H1B visa, or need help filing an H1B cap petition, contact VisaPro Law Firm today. Our experienced immigration attorneys will be happy to assist you. Schedule a Free Visa Assessment today to discuss your specific situation.

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