H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has successfully concluded the initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B numerical allocations, commonly referred to as the H-1B cap. This process, conducted electronically, has determined the beneficiaries eligible for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year. Selected beneficiaries and their prospective petitioners have been notified, marking a crucial step forward in the H-1B visa application process.


Registrants will now observe specific statuses for each registration, including “Selected” for those chosen to file an H-1B cap petition, “Not Selected” for those ineligible based on registration, and “Denied – duplicate registration” for multiple submissions for the same beneficiary, among others, “Invalidated – failed payment” for registration that was submitted but the payment method was declined, not reconciled, or otherwise invalid and “Deleted” for submitted registration has been deleted and is no longer eligible for selection. It’s vital for stakeholders to pay close attention to these statuses as they proceed with their applications.


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With the commencement of the filing period for FY 2025 H-1B cap-subject petitions on April 1, 2024, petitioners can submit their applications for selected beneficiaries. The filing window extends for at least 90 days, and petitioners must include a copy of the selection notice with their petition. Accordingly, all petitions must be filed on or before June 30, 2024.  Additionally, evidence of the beneficiary’s valid passport or travel document used during registration is required for verification purposes.


It’s essential to note recent updates, including adjustments to fees and form editions, which come into effect from April 1, 2024. Furthermore, there has been a shift in the filing location for H-1B and H-1B1 (HSC) Form I-129 petitions to USCIS lockbox locations, effective April 1, 2024


As you navigate through the H-1B cap season, please remain vigilant and informed about these changes to ensure compliance and avoid any potential delays or complications. USCIS advises against submitting duplicate petitions or filings to prevent processing issues. 


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As we progress through the FY 2025 H-1B cap season, staying abreast of updates and adhering to procedural requirements will be pivotal for a smooth and successful application process. With careful preparation and adherence to guidelines, we can optimize chances of securing H-1B visas for skilled foreign workers, contributing to the growth and innovation of businesses across the United States.

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