USCIS Extends Initial Registration Period for FY 2025 H-1B Cap Selection until March 25

USCIS Extends Initial Registration Period for FY 2025 H-1B Cap Selection until March 25

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an extension of the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap selection process. Originally scheduled to conclude at noon Eastern on March 22, 2024, the registration period will now remain open until noon Eastern on March 25, 2024. This extension comes in response to a temporary system outage experienced by some registrants during the initial period, providing additional time to address the issue.

Prospective petitioners and their representatives are required to utilize a USCIS online account to electronically register each beneficiary for the selection process and submit the associated registration fee for each beneficiary within this extended timeframe. USCIS reaffirms its commitment to notifying selected registrants by March 31, 2024.

In support of this process, USCIS introduced new myUSCIS organizational accounts on February 28, 2024, enabling collaboration among multiple individuals within an organization and their legal representatives for the preparation of H-1B registrations, petitions, and associated Form I-907 for Premium Processing Service. Participation in the H-1B Electronic Registration Process necessitates the use of a new organizational account, with updated guidance available on the Organizational Accounts Frequently Asked Questions page.

To assist organizations and legal representatives in navigating the new procedures, USCIS initiated Tech Talks sessions in February 2024. These sessions provide a platform for individuals to seek clarification on organizational accounts and online filing procedures for Form I-129 related to H-1B petitions. USCIS encourages all stakeholders involved in the H-1B registration and petition filing process to engage in these informative sessions, with further details and session dates accessible on the Upcoming National Engagements page.


Source: USCIS