H-1B Initial Registration Period

The initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap petitions will open at noon Eastern on March 6, 2024, and run through noon Eastern on March 22, 2024. During this period, prospective petitioners and their representatives, if applicable, must use a USCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated registration fee for each beneficiary. Online account users will also be able to collaborate on registrations and petitions with enhanced organizational account features in their online accounts.

The FY2025 registration process is governed by the final rule published on Feb. 2, 2024, which went into effect on March 4, 2024. The final rule includes a new beneficiary-centric selection process. Under the new process, registrations will be selected by unique beneficiary rather than by registration.

USCIS will now require registrants to provide valid passport information or valid travel document information for each beneficiary that matches the document the beneficiary intends to use to enter the United States. 

Each beneficiary must only be registered under one passport or travel document.

The H-1B registration fee for FY 2025 registrations remains $10.

Online Filing
On April 1, USCIS will begin accepting online filing of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for H-1B cap-subject petitions and any associated Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, from petitioners whose registrations have been selected. USCIS will announce when online filing of non-cap H-1B petitions is available.

Additional details will be available on the H-1B webpage and in the Organizational Accounts Frequently Asked Questions

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