USCIS Announces Registration Program for Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

USCIS has confirmed that employers seeking to file cap-subject H-1B Petitions for employment to begin on October 1, 2020 must first complete an online registration providing basic information about the employer and the prospective worker.

The initial registration period commences on March 1, 2020 and ends on March 20, 2020.  A $10 fee is payable in order to register. A random selection process (if needed) will then be conducted and successful applicants will be invited to submit a complete H-1B Petition with supporting documentation. If an insufficient number of registrations are submitted to utilize all 85,000 H-1B numbers, an additional registration period will be announced.

In the coming weeks, the Service will provide additional guidance on the information required to submit a proper registration, as well as further details about the process.  We will pass along additional information as soon as it becomes available.

Please contact our office if you have any questions.