USCIS to Host Webinar This Week on H-1B Registration

February 11, 2020 | United States of America

On February 6, 2020, USCIS held a webinar for employers with instructions on using the new H-1B electronic registration system. On February 11, 2020, USCIS will host a second webinar for attorneys and representatives regarding opening a USCIS account and submitting H-1B registrations electronically. The upcoming webinar will highlight several key requirements.

Following last week’s webinar, Pearl Immigration has learned that if a law firm submits H-1B registrations on behalf of a company, both the company and the law firm must create a myUSCIS account. H-1B registrants can open a myUSCIS account starting on February 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Registrants can begin submitting their H-1B registrations on March 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Registrations will be reviewed from March 20, 2020 through March 31, 2020. They will be selected on a lottery basis. The results of the lottery will be posted in registrants’ individual accounts. Registrants will receive selection notices by March 31, 2020. Selected registrants can begin filing their full H-1B petitions on April 1, 2020. USCIS has yet to announce if premium processing is available.

Pearl will provide additional information on the H-1B registration process as details become available.