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USCIS to Launch Organizational Accounts, Enabling Online Collaboration and Submission of H-1B Registrations and Introduce Online Filing for I-129 H-1B Petitions and H-1B I-907 Premium Processing Service

Jan 24, 2024 | Featured, H-1B, H-4 EAD, I-140, Immigration, NIV, Nonimmigrant

In a groundbreaking move, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is poised to revolutionize the H-1B cap season with a host of customer experience improvements. These measures, set to be introduced for the fiscal year 2025 H-1B cap season, aims to enhance efficiency and foster collaboration for organizations and their legal representatives.

Empowering Collaboration with Organizational Accounts

USCIS is set to launch organizational accounts, a game-changer for non-cap filings and the upcoming H-1B cap season. These accounts will empower organizations and their legal teams by allowing multiple individuals to collaborate on crucial elements of the H-1B process, including registrations, Form I-129, and Form I-907.

USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou emphasizes the significance of this move, stating, ““USCIS is always striving to improve and streamline our processes, and this is a big step forward. Once we launch the organizational accounts and online filing of I-129 H-1B petitions, the entire H-1B lifecycle becomes fully electronic — from registration, if applicable, to our final decision and transmission to the Department of State.”

Seamless Online Filing for Forms I-129 and I-907

Accompanying the launch of organizational accounts is the introduction of online filing options for Forms I-129 and I-907. This shift to online platforms is designed to increase the efficiency of the Form I-129 H-1B petition process, reducing errors and minimizing the occurrence of duplicate H-1B registrations. Scheduled for launch in February 2024, these changes signify USCIS’s commitment to embracing digital solutions. The transition from service centers to the USCIS lockbox for paper filing further underscores efforts to standardize processes, reduce costs, and enhance overall efficiency.

Guidance and Engagement Opportunities

To aid organizations and legal representatives in navigating these changes, USCIS will host national engagements on Jan. 23 and 24. Smaller sessions leading up to the H-1B registration period will offer valuable insights and address specific concerns related to organizational accounts. USCIS encourages all stakeholders involved in the H-1B registration and petition filing process to participate in these engagements.

For detailed information about organizational accounts, visit the H-1B Electronic Registration Process page. Stay tuned for updates as USCIS continues to pave the way for a more accessible and efficient immigration system.

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