U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that
the initial registration period for FY 2022 H-1B cap-subject
petitions opens at noon ET on March 9, 2021, and runs through noon
ET on March 25, 2021. Representatives and registrants must wait
until March 9 to create and submit H-1B registrations.
USCIS explained that prospective petitioners (registrants) must
use a “registrant” account within myUSCIS to submit their
registrations. Registrants will not be able to add more
information after they select “I am an H-1B registrant”
account type until the initial registration period opens.
Petitioners submitting their own registrations will enter their
company information as part of their first H-1B registration.
Petitioners working with a representative will review company
information that the representative enters before submitting the
registration for each prospective beneficiary.
Representatives can create an account at any time by using the
same kind of account already available to representatives.
Representatives who already have a representative account may use
that account; they do not need to create a new account, USCIS
USCIS has released instructions and a video on how to set up an
account and register (link below).
- “H-1B Electronic Registration Process,”
down to “Step-by-Step Instructions” for video)
- “H-1B Visa Registration for 2022 to Begin on Mar. 9,
Lottery Results to be Notified by Mar. 31,” Economic
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