USCIS Unveils Organizational Accounts for Enhanced Collaboration and Online Submission of H-1B Registrations

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is set to introduce organizational accounts, a part of its comprehensive customer experience improvements for the upcoming H-1B cap season. This initiative aims to boost efficiency and facilitate seamless collaboration for organizations and their legal representatives.

Organizational accounts will be launched for non-cap filings and the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap season. This development will empower multiple individuals within an organization, including businesses and their legal representatives, to collaborate on H-1B registrations, Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker), and the associated Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing Service).

USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou emphasized the significance of this advancement, stating, “USCIS is always striving to improve and streamline our processes, and this is a big step forward. Once we launch the organizational accounts and online filing of I-129 H-1B petitions, the entire H-1B lifecycle becomes fully electronic—from registration, if applicable, to our final decision and transmission to the Department of State.”

The launch of organizational accounts is anticipated in February 2024, with online filing of Forms I-129 and I-907 to follow shortly thereafter. These changes are poised to not only streamline the Form I-129 H-1B petition process but also mitigate issues such as duplicate H-1B registrations and common errors.

In a bid to enhance efficiency, USCIS will transition the paper filing location for Forms I-129 and I-907 from service centers to the USCIS lockbox, standardizing processes and reducing costs.

To guide organizations and legal representatives through this process, USCIS will conduct two national engagements on organizational accounts on January 23 and 24, along with several smaller sessions leading up to the H-1B registration period. Attendees will have the opportunity to seek clarification and ask questions about organizational accounts in preparation for the FY 2025 H-1B electronic registration process and the launch of online filing for Form I-129. USCIS encourages all individuals involved in the H-1B registration and petition filing process to attend these engagements. Invitations for these events will be sent later this month, and individuals can subscribe to notifications about upcoming engagements on the Contact Public Engagement page. Additional details about organizational accounts will be available on the H-1B Electronic Registration Process page.


Source: USCIS