Employers: Start Prepping For Online H-1B Visa Registration

By John Quill (December 10, 2019, 5:39 PM EST) -- On Dec. 6, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will implement a new online registration process for employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021.

The new system will enable employers to participate in the H-1B random selection process by registering with only basic information about their company and the worker for whom an H-1B visa would be requested. Those selected will then be eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions with an effective date of Oct. 1, 2020.

Under the old process, employers were required to file a full petition for each requested worker in...

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