The Chicago H-1B attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer remind clients and noncitizens that USCIS recently announced the opening of the new H-1B registration period. The H-1B registrant account function will be available on March 2, 2021, at 12:00 noon EST at myUSCIS. Employers and attorneys who already have MyUSCIS accounts from last year do not need to create new accounts for this year.
To login or to createan account, go to https://my.uscis.gov/, and follow the instructions. Before starting the process, it is a good idea to watch USCIS’s instructions and check periodically USCIS’s H-1B registration page. The option to register as H-1B registrant will not become available until March 2, 2021, at 12:00 noon EST.
During the registration period, petitioners and representatives would be able to fill out information about employers and beneficiaries and submit registrations for H-1B petitions. The registrants must use myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary. Each registration will cost $10.00 per person. To submit H-1B registrations for beneficiaries, potential petitioners must use the “registrant” account that will be available on March 2, 2021. If USCIS receives enough H-1B registrations by March 25, USCIS will run H-1B lottery and will send selection notifications via users’ myUSCIS online accounts by March 31. Remember that submission of duplicate registration by the same petitioner for the same beneficiary will result in denial of the registration.
Only selected registrants will be able to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, and only on behalf of beneficiaries selected through the H-1B registration process.
Registering the account is the first step to qualify for filing for one of the limited number of petitions. Employers and noncitizens should consult an immigration attorney to determine whether certain position meets the substantive requirements for H-1B petition. If you are interested in discussing H-1B registration and filing process for your employees, contact the immigration attorneys at Zneimer & Zneimer. We have filed many of H-1B petitions and are versed in the substantive requirements for a successful H-1B petition.