FY 2023 H-1B CAP Registration Update

1. Important Dates

Registration Dates: USCIS will open an initial registration period from March 1 at noon. Eastern through March 18, 2022 noon Eastern. Prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit registrations using the H-1B registration System.

2. Registration Process

USCIS will assign a confirmation number to each registration submitted for the FY 2023 H-1B cap. This number is used solely to track registrations; you cannot use this number to track your case status in Case Status Online. Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use a myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary.

Prospective petitioners submitting their own registrations (U.S. employers and U.S. agents, collectively known as “registrants”) will use a “registrant” account. Registrants will be able to create new accounts beginning at noon Eastern on Feb. 21, 2021. Representatives may add clients to their accounts at any time, but both representatives and registrants must wait until March 1 to enter beneficiary information and submit the registration with the $10 fee. Prospective petitioners or their representatives will be able to submit registrations for multiple beneficiaries in a single online session. The online system will allow users able to prepare, edit, and store draft registrations prior to final payment and submission of each registration.

3. Lottery Process

If enough registrations are received by March 18, 2022 USCIS will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications via the myUSCIS online accounts. USCIS intends to notify account holders by March 31, 2022.

H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those for beneficiaries eligible for the advanced degree exemption, my only be filed by the petitioner if the beneficiary was selected in the registration process.

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