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H-1B Lottery Registration Period Beginning 03/09/2021

If you are a prospective H-1B petitioner seeking to file an H-1B petition that is subject to the cap on H-1B recipients, you can register online beginning on March 9, 2021.

What is the Purpose of Registering Online?
After registering online, Immigration will conduct the H-1B selection process on only the properly submitted electronic registrations. Then, they will inform the selected registrants that they may file an H-1B cap-subject petition.

Are the Acceptances Rolling?
No, the acceptances are not rolling. As long as you register before noon on March 25, 2021, you will have met the deadline. Immigration does not assess any of the registrations until then. Immigration will release their decisions on March 31, 2021, and then people may file their 2022 H-1B cap-subject petitions beginning on April 1, 2021.

How Much Information Do I Need to Register?
You will only be asked to provide basic information about the employer and the prospective employee. See below.

How much is the registration fee?

What Happens if I Am Not Selected?
You lose $10 and, you will not need to file your H-1B petition if you are not selected. Stern warning: DO NOT REGISTER MORE THAN ONCE. If more than one company registers you, those companies better be different entities.

How Do I Get Started?
The petitioning company must have an account with USCIS to register for the lottery. Go here: The account may be set up beginning Mar 3, 2021. Have this information handy:

Company Name: ________________
Doing Business As (DBA) Name: ________
FEIN: ___________
Address: __________________
Authorized Signatory’s LEGAL name: _______________
First/Given name: _________
Middle name: __________
Family/Last name: __________
Authorized Signatory’s Job Title: ___________
Authorized Signatory’s Daytime Telephone Number: ____________________
Authorized Signatory’s Mobile Telephone Number: _________________
Authorized Signatory’s E-mail Address: __________________

You can make an appointment with Attorney Jon Wu to discuss your case.

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