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H-1B CAP Program Enhancements 

Feb 13, 2024 | Featured, H-1B

As you may be aware, USCIS has recently implemented a final rule to bolster the integrity of the H-1B registration process, preventing fraud and ensuring fairness. The rule establishes a beneficiary-centric selection process, providing equal chances for all, and introduces mandatory passport information for registrants.  

Key Points: 

  • Beneficiary-Centric Selection Process: Equal chances for each beneficiary, minimizing system gaming. 
  • Passport Information Requirement: Mandatory passport details for consistency in H-1B visa issuance. 
  • Flexibility in Employment Start Dates: Greater flexibility in requested start dates for certain petitions. 
  • Denial or Revocation of Petitions: USCIS authority to deny or revoke petitions for false information. 
  • Fee Schedule Final Rule: Fee adjustments effective after FY 2025 H-1B cap registration. 
  • FY 2025 H-1B Cap Registration Period: March 6-22, 2024, through USCIS online accounts. 
  • Organizational Accounts and Online Filing: Collaborative organizational accounts available from February 28, 2024. 
  • Online Filing for Non-Cap H-1B Petitions: Digital filing option for non-cap H-1B petitions. 
  • Transition to Online Filing for H-1B Cap Petitions: Full online filing for H-1B cap petitions starting April 1, 2024. 
  • Dual Filing Options: Online and traditional paper filing options available. 

For additional information, please visit the USCIS website: https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/news-releases/uscis-announces-strengthened-integrity-measures-for-h-1b-program. 

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