H-1B Registration System

June 20th, 2010 by Brian D. Zuccaro

CIS recently announced plans to issue a proposed rule to streamline the H-1B cap petition process in an effort to efficiently manage the intake of H-1B cap petitions.

The proposed rule would establish an electronic registration program for petitions subject to the H-1B cap.Rather than submitting a complete H-1B petition, the electronic registration program would allow petitioners to supply basic information to CIS prior to initiating the lottery system.

The timing of the announcement is interesting because of the downturn in H-1B filings the last two fiscal years. While in prior years it was common for the H-1B cap to be met on the first day petitions were accepted, that certainly has not been an issue the past two years.

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