U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Thursday that it would extend the H-1B registration deadline, citing a technical issue.

Key Points:

  • The initial H-1B registration deadline was Friday, March 17, at noon ET.
  • USCIS posted the following statement on Twitter Thursday evening: “Currently, some users are not able to complete the H-1B registration process. We apologize for any inconvenience & are working to fix the issue. We will extend the registration deadline. Stay tuned for more details.”

BAL Analysis: While USCIS has said it will extend the registration deadline, the agency has not yet said what the new deadline will be or elaborated on the technical problems. BAL will provide updates as information becomes available.

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