H-1B Cap Alert – Key Dates You Must Know to Compete for an H-1B Visa

This year, employers seeking to hire new H-1B workers, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first electronically register and pay a $10 H-1B registration fee to determine if they may file an H-1B cap-subject petition.

Here are the key dates H-1B employers and employees need to know:

  • February 24: Employers may begin creating H-1B registrant accounts. Representatives may create an account at any time.
  • March 1: H-1B registration period opens at noon ET.
  • March 20: H-1B registration period closes at noon ET.
  • March 31:  USCIS intends to notify winning entrants
  • April 1: The earliest date that FY 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions may be filed.

Winning entrants must submit their H-1B petitions within 90 days of selection.

This information is provided as an educational service. Consult with an attorney for your specific circumstances.  For a comprehensive evaluation of your immigration options, you are invited to call me at 214-494-8033, complete my contact form, or visit my websites at www.badmuslaw.com and  www.physicianimmigration.com.

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