H-1B Visa: US rolls out electronic registration process

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has completed the process to implement an electronic registration process for the H-1B VISA.

As a result of this, companies applying for H-1B visas for foreign workers for the fiscal year 2021 would have to complete the electronic registration process and giving basic details of the company and the concerned employee. Also, the company needs to pay a processing fee of $10.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services would begin accepting the H-1B petitions from April one, 2020, for the next financial year.

“The electronic registration method will extremely streamline processing by reducing manual paperwork and information exchange, and the new registration process can give overall cost savings to petitioning employers,” the USCIS said Friday.

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The USCIS can open an initial registration period from March 1 through March 20, 2020. The H-1B random selection method, if needed, will then be run on those electronic registrations. solely those with selected registrations will be eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, a media release said.

“By streamlining the H-1B cap selection process with a brand new electronic registration system, USCIS is making cost savings and efficiencies for petitioners and also the agency, as only those selected can currently be required to submit a full petition,” said USCIS Deputy Director Mark Koumans.

“The agency completed a successful pilot testing part, including sessions with business representatives, and implementation of the registration system will further the goal of modernizing USCIS from a paper-based to an online-filing agency,” he said.

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