USCIS Unveils myUSCIS System to Streamline H-1B Visa Application Process

Washington: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a revolutionary system, myUSCIS, aimed at simplifying the H-1B visa application process. This innovative system, designed for organizational accounts, enables collaboration among multiple individuals within an organization and their legal representatives for the efficient preparation of H-1B registrations and petitions.

The H-1B visa, crucial for US companies hiring foreign workers with specialized skills, particularly in the technology sector, witnesses substantial demand each year, with a significant portion going to workers from countries like India and China.

With myUSCIS, organizations can create accounts to streamline the preparation of H-1B registrations, petitions, and associated forms such as ‘Form I-907.’ The latter is primarily utilized to request Premium Processing Service on specific petitions or applications, with the information aiding the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in determining immigration benefits.

Beginning March 2024, organizations must establish new organizational accounts to participate in the H-1B Electronic Registration Process, a crucial step for filing H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2025.

USCIS is actively addressing potential technical issues for legal representatives whose accounts migrated post-February 14, 2024, ensuring a smooth transition, as mentioned in a statement.

The initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap will commence on March 6, extending through March 22. During this period, prospective petitioners must electronically register each beneficiary and pay the associated registration fee using a USCIS online account.

Starting with the FY 2025 initial registration, USCIS mandates registrants to provide valid passport or travel document information for each beneficiary, crucial for visa issuance and entry into the US.

In addition to the myUSCIS system, USCIS plans to launch online filing for Form I-129 and associated Form I-907 for non-cap H-1B petitions in March. From April 1, selected registrants can begin online filing for H-1B cap petitions and associated forms, enhancing efficiency in the overall application process.


Source: MSN