Tuesday, March 2, 2021

H-1B REGISTRATION WINDOW

Beginning March 2, 2021, H-1B Electronic Registration for cap-subject petitions will take place. While this marks the second year that USCIS has utilized electronic registration, the process remains much the same as last year. 

Employers that did not participate in last year’s electronic registration process will need to first create an H-1B Registrant account on MyUSCIS.  Employers that did participate last year will be able to utilize their existing account.  

The registration window will open at 12:00pm Eastern Time on March 9, 2021 and end at 12:00pm Eastern Time on March 25, 2021. During this window, all potential beneficiaries must be registered by their employer to be considered for H-1B selection in the cap.  

USCIS intends to inform employers by March 31, 2021 which beneficiaries were selected and full H-1B petitions may be filed no earlier than April 1, 2021. While the registration process only requires minimal information about each beneficiary, the beneficiary must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of filing the full H-1B petition. 

Please contact MU Law should you have any questions or require any assistance in filing H-1B cap-subject registrations.

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