USCIS’s new H-1b cap registration system

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25 mars 2020 (il y a 2 mois et 2 jours)

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The applicants/organizations had to file their petitions for the H-1B lottery which were often bulky and attracted mailing costs to both parties, i.e. applicants and agency. Then USICS would shortlist eligible petitions via their selection process. The filed petition required entire information regarding the subject, even though it had a much larger chance of rejection.

USCIS’s new H
-
1b cap registration system

Are you looking to apply for an
H
-
1B visa

for this session i.e. 2021? Then this vital information is for you!

The USICS has modified the application process for the
upcoming H
-
1B visas lottery in December 2019. In the new
application process, the applicants have to first electronically register for it and pay a sum of 10$ H
-
1B visa registration
fee linked with it. This new procedure has to be adopted even by those eli
gible for advanced degree exemption. The
initial registration period for the application is from March 1st to March 20th, 2020. This new process had been initially
tested via a pilot phase to transcend the industry from a paper
-
based agency to an online
-
fi
ling agency.


What was the old process?

The applicants/organizations had to file their petitions for the
H
-
1B

lottery which were often bulky and attracted mailing
costs to both parties, i.e. applicants and agency.
Then USICS would shortlist eligible petitions via their selection process.
The filed petition required entire information regarding the subject, even though it had a much larger chance of
rejection.


What has changed?

According to the updated process, the
applicant/s has to fill up an electronic form that has very few columns of
information which include basic details of the company and each requested worker. This will aid in reducing the efforts
put in and the size of the petition, significantly. The new
petition requires payment of registration fee of 10$, reducing
the expenditure of the applicant. Then those selected applicants will have to fill the entire form/ H
-
1B cap
-
subject
petition.

For acquainting the people/ applicants with the new process, USIC
S will be putting up step
-
by
-
step instructions
regarding the registration process. Important deadlines and timelines will also be displayed on the website for
convenience. Also, public engagements and outreach activities will be held to inform people about

the new registration
system. The agency will decide the requirement of additional sessions for registration.


How to improve your chances through the new process?

Approaching an unchartered territory without proper guidance can always be risky. This appli
es to the applicants who
are registering the first time or got their petitions rejected the last time. Those applicants should seek guidance from
organizations that have an exuberant experience in the domain. This will improve your chances of getting the
H
-
1B visa

for your highly skilled employees. Applicants, who fail to produce the required documents, are issued RFE once to
arrange and produce the documents. In such an event experience of such firms’ aid in procur
ing the
H
-
1B

visa even after
an initial blunder. With India being the biggest shareholder (around 70%) in petitions, firms that have vivid experience in
Indian applications too.