H-1B Cap Initial Registration Results Released for FY 2025

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has completed its initial electronic registration selection process for fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B numerical allocation (H-1B cap), including the advanced degree waiver (master’s cap). .

USCIS confirmed that they received enough electronic registrations for unique beneficiaries during the Early Registration Period to meet the FY 2025 H-1B numerical allocation.

“We have randomly selected registrations that were substantially submitted for the number of unique beneficiaries required to reach the H-1B cap and have notified all potential petitioners with the selected beneficiaries that they will receive the H-1B cap for such beneficiaries. -Subjects are eligible to file petition.” The US immigration agency said in a press release.

Candidates can check the status of their online accounts by clicking on the registration link.

The situation may be one of several –

Presented – indicates eligibility for selection.

Selected – means selected to file an H-1B cap petition.

Not Selected – indicates ineligibility for filing based on registration.

Rejected – Duplicate Registration – indicates multiple registrations for the same beneficiary by the same registrant.

Invalid – Failed Payment – ​​This means that the registration was submitted, but the payment method was declined or invalid.

Deleted–means the registration has been deleted and is no longer eligible.

Processing Submission – indicates that USCIS is processing the submission, which may take up to 72 hours.

New fees and forms version

Starting from April 1, 2024, H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2025, including advanced degree waiver, can be submitted to USCIS. Only people with registration for selected beneficiaries can file these petitions.

To file correctly, registrants may submit a petition online at my.ussis.gov or by mail within 90 days specified in the selection notice.

A new fee structure for immigration applications and petitions published by USCIS on January 31, 2024 is effective April 1, 2024.

“On January 31, 2024, USCIS published a final rule that adjusts the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees are effective April 1, 2024. Posted on or after April 1, 2024 Petitions must include the new fees, or we will not accept them,” the US agency said in a press release.

Petitions posted on or after this date must include the updated fee.

USCIS increases fees for beneficiaries filing H-1B petitions – H-1B filing fees will increase by 70%, L-1 petition fees will increase by 201%, O-1 petition fees will increase by 129%.

Additionally, a new version of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, will be introduced on April 1, 2024.

“There will be a new 04/01/24 version of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. There will be no grace period for filing the new version of Form I-129 because it must include the new fee calculations ,” the US agency said.

H-1B Form I-129 filing location changed to lockbox

Starting April 1, all paper-based H-1B and H-1B1 (HSC) Forms I-129 Petitions must be filed at USCIS lockbox locations and not directly with USCIS Service Centre.

Petitions received at the USCIS Service Center on or after April 1 will be rejected.

Specific mailing addresses for H-1B cap cases can be found on the Form I-129 Direct Filing Address page.

On 28th February, USCIS introduces new online organizational account, myUSCISFor assistance and preparation on H-1B registrations, petitions, and related Form I-907.

Online filing of Form I-129 for non-cap H-1B petitions was initiated on March 25, followed by online filing for H-1B cap petitions and related Form I-907 on April 1.

While paper filing remains an option, during the initial launch of Organizational Accounts, users cannot link paper-filed Forms I-129 and I-907 to their online accounts.

published by:

Girish Kumar Anshul

Published on:

2 April 2024