U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a webinar for H-1B petitioners on the electronic registration process for the upcoming fiscal year 2022 cap season.

Key Points:

  • The USCIS webinar will be held Feb. 24, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST and will instruct H-1B petitioners on the process of submitting registrations during the H-1B electronic registration period.
  • To register for the webinar, visit the USCIS public engagement page.
  • The H-1B electronic registration period opens March 9 at noon EST and closes March 25 at noon EDT. During this period, H-1B cap-subject petitioners must submit a registration for each prospective H-1B candidate and pay a $10 government fee per registration in order to enter them into the H-1B lottery process. Petitioners will be invited to file full H-1B petitions only for registrations that are selected in the lottery.

Background: The Feb. 24 webinar is specifically for H-1B petitioners. USCIS is holding a separate webinar on Feb. 23 for attorneys and representatives.

BAL Analysis: Employers are encouraged to attend the webinar to familiarize themselves with the process before the electronic registration period opens on March 9.   

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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