New System for H-1B Visa Registrations and Petitions Launched by US

New System for H-1B Visa Registrations and Petitions Launched by US

Washington: The US immigration agency has unveiled a groundbreaking system enabling collaboration among multiple individuals within an organization and their legal representatives for the preparation of H-1B registrations and petitions. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced myUSCIS organizational accounts to facilitate streamlined processes.

The H-1B visa, vital for US companies in hiring foreign workers with specialized skills, is extensively used by technology firms recruiting tens of thousands annually, especially from countries like India and China.

The myUSCIS organizational accounts will empower various stakeholders to work collectively on H-1B registrations, petitions, and associated Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, stated the USCIS in a release on Wednesday. To participate in the H-1B Electronic Registration Process from March 2024 onwards, a new organizational account is mandatory, as per the USCIS.

Efforts are underway to promptly address any technical glitches faced by legal representatives during account migration after February 14, 2024, affecting cases beyond H-1B filings, assured the USCIS.

The initial registration phase for FY 2025 H-1B cap begins on March 6, closing on March 22. Prospective petitioners must use a USCIS online account to electronically register each beneficiary for the selection process during this period. Starting FY 2025, registrants are mandated to furnish valid passport or travel document details for each beneficiary, emphasizing the document intended for use in entering the US if granted an H-1B visa.

Furthermore, USCIS plans to initiate online filing for Form I-129 and associated Form I-907 for non-cap H1B petitions in March. On April 1, online filing opens for H-1B cap petitions and associated Forms I-907 for selected registrants.

To guide organizations and legal representatives through the novel procedures, USCIS initiated Tech Talks sessions in February 2024. These sessions offer a platform for clarifications on organizational accounts and online filing of Form I-129 for H-1B petitions. USCIS encourages all involved parties to attend these sessions, providing additional information and dates on the Upcoming National Engagements page.


Source: SIASAT