FY2024 H-1B REGISTRATION FACT SHEET FOR EMPLOYERS – Registration Period Extended to March 20th, 2023

Registration Process

 To file H-1B petitions subject to the FY2024 cap for an employee, you must first electronically register and pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration. The electronic registration includes basic information about the employer and employee. If prepared by an attorney, the process requires an electronic handshake between the employer and attorney. Registrations must be submitted between March 1 and March 17, 2023.

When you register, you must pay a non-refundable $10 fee online for each registration using the pay.gov portal. Payment can be made via ACH transfer from a bank account, a credit card, or a debit card. This fee is in addition to the filing fees you will have to pay later with the petition if the employee is selected in the cap lottery. If an attorney is filing on your behalf, please consult with the attorney about how this payment will be made.

Please note: employees are prohibited from submitting more than one registration for the same prospective H-1B employee. If an employer or its attorney submits more than one registration for the same H-1B candidate in

a fiscal year, all registrations for that candidate will be invalid. USCIS has created a tool to allow employers and their attorneys to check for duplicate registrations.

The Lottery and Filing Petitions

 After the registration period, USCIS will randomly select registrations from the ones it has received and will electronically notify you or your attorney if your employee has been selected. This will happen no later than March 31, 2023. If your employee’s registration is selected, then you will have at least 90 days to file a fully prepared H-1B cap-subject petition for the employee starting April 1. If your employee’s registration is not selected, the registration will be maintained until USCIS determines that it has received enough petitions to meet the cap. Once the cap has been reached, registrations that were not selected will be updated online as “not selected.”

What Should I Do Now?

 Schedule a meeting with your attorney’s office before the registration period to discuss prospective H-1B petitions and whether the job and the individual would qualify for an H-1B. You should also discuss the timing of filing your H-1B petition with your attorney. To do this, you should:

  • Gather all relevant information about the job and the prospective employee’s qualifications
  • Starting at 12:00 noon (ET) on February 21, set up an employer account on myUSCIS as an “H-1B registrant.” See USCIS’s PowerPoint presentation for more details. The link is:  https://youtu.be/J2itmTPvk00.  Note – if you previously created an H-1B registrant account, you do not have to create a new account and can use the one you previously created at https://my.uscis.gov.
  • Contact KahBo Dye-Chiew with any questions.

Be prepared to discuss your expectations for processing your registration and how quickly a petition needs to be filed if selected. Your attorney can also discuss options if your registration is not selected.

Important Registration Dates:

  • February 21 – Employers may begin creating myUSCIS H-1B registration accounts at https://my.uscis.gov.
  • March 1: Registration Period opens at 6:00 am HST on March 1, 2023.   Register through the Registrant Account at: https://my.uscis.gov
  • March 17: Registration Periods ends at 6:00 am HST on March 17, 2023.  (Due to technical issues related to pay.gov, the Registration Period has been extended and will end on Monday, March 20th HST 11:00 am)
  • By March 31:  USCIS conduct the lottery and electronically notifies selected registrants.
  • April 1: 90 day filing period begins for selected cases only.

If you have questions about the H-1B visa process, we encourage you to reach out to KahBo Dye-Chiew at [email protected] 


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