H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens March 1st for FY 2023
USCIS has announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon (EST) March 1st and will be open until noon (EST) on March 18th, 2022. Prospective petitioners and their representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using the online H-1B registration system.
Petitioners will be assigned a confirmation number to each application submitted for the 2023 H-1B cap. These confirmation numbers can be used to track your registrations, not your case status in Case Status Online.
Those who wish to apply to the H-1B cap need to use a myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the process and pay the $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration that is submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. Those who are submitting their own registrations (U.S. employers and U.S. agents, known as “registrants”) will have to use a “registrant” account. Registrants will be able to create a new account starting at noon (EST) February 21st.
Representatives can add clients to their accounts at any point, but both representatives and registrants need to wait until March 1st to enter their beneficiary information and submit their registration along with the $10 fee. Petitioners or their representatives can submit registrations for multiple beneficiaries in an online session. Online they can prepare, edit, and store draft registrations before the final payment and submission of each registration.
If the USCIS receives enough registrations by March 18th, they will begin randomly selecting registrations and send notifications of selections through users’ myUSCIS accounts. The account holders will be notified by March 31st.
An H-1B cap-subject petition may only be filed by a petitioner whose registration for the beneficiary named in the H-1B petition was selected in the H-1B registration process.
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