The initial registration period for 2024 H-1B skilled professionals visas has been announced by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from March 1 to March 17. During this time, prospective petitioners and representatives can finish and submit their registration through the online H-1B registration system.
According to an announcement from USCIS, each registration submitted for the FY 2024 H-1B cap will receive a confirmation number that can be used to follow the registrations. However, the number could be more effective for checking the progress of a case in Case Status Online.
Each beneficiary must be electronically registered for the selection process using My USCIS Online Account for all potential H-1B cap-subject petitioners.
Additionally, they must pay a $10 registration fee for each registration sent on behalf of each recipient.
Starting on February 21, registrants—i.e., US employers and agents—will be allowed to open new accounts and use their existing registrant accounts.
The USCIS statement stated that representatives could add customers to their accounts at any time, but to document beneficiary information and submit the registration, the representatives and registrants have to wait until March 1, which will cost $10. Will occur.
In addition, it was stated that prospective petitioners or their representatives could register numerous beneficiaries online. Before making the final payment and submitting each registration, they can create, update, and keep draught registrations through the account.
Through users' My USCIS Online accounts, USCIS will pick registrations and provide selection notifications.
If insufficient registrations are received, USCIS declares: All correctly filed registrations during the original registration period will be chosen. By March 31, we will notify the account holders.
The US Treasury Department approved a temporary hike in the credit card transaction limit for the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap season from $24,999.99 to $39,999.99. According to USCIS, the previous H-1B registration volume exceeded the daily credit card limit, which is why there has been a brief uptick. Before the initial H-1B registration period begins, more details will be given.
A non-immigrant work visa called the H-1B enables US companies to hire foreign employees in IT, finance, engineering, etc. Indians received more than 74% of the allotted H1B visas in FY21. 3.01 lakh of the 4.07 lakh H-1B visas authorized by USCIS went to Indian nationals, while 50,000 Chinese visas were received.