By Chris Musillo

Beginning March 1, 2022 through March 18, 2022, H-1B Electronic Registration for cap-subject petitions will take place. This marks the third year that USCIS has utilized electronic registration.

The H-1B Cap Initial Registration window opens at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 1, 2022 and closes at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 18, 2022. During this window, potential beneficiaries must be registered by their employer in order to be considered for selection in the H-1B CAP.

USCIS intends to inform employers by March 31, 2022 which beneficiaries were selected via users’ myUSCIS accounts. While the registration process requires minimal biographical information about each beneficiary, the beneficiary must meet all H-1B eligibility requirements at the time of filing the full H-1B petition.

Employers who have not participated in a previous year’s electronic registration process will need to first create an H-1B Registrant account on myUSCIS before submitting any registrations. Employers who previously created an H-B Registrant account will be able to utilize their existing account for this year’s registration. Each beneficiary registered will incur a nominal $10 fee due to USCIS.

Employers are encouraged to contact their MU immigration attorney as soon as possible to begin preparing their H-1B Cap registrations.