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USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Registration Period


USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H‐1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 9 and run through noon Eastern on March 25. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out petitioner and beneficiary information and submit their registrations. A confirmation number will be assigned to each registration submitted for the FY 2022 H‐1B cap. This number is used solely to track registrations; you cannot use this number to track your 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 that will be available soon. Representatives may add clients to their accounts at any time, but both representatives and registrants must wait until March 9 to enter beneficiary information and submit 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, you will be able to prepare, edit, and store draft registrations prior to final payment and submission of each registration. If USCIS receives enough registrations by March 25, they will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications via users’ myUSCIS online accounts.

USCIS intends to notify account holders by March 31.