USCIS Announces Registration for the 2023 H-1B Cap Opens March 1, Offers Electronic Registration Training

On January 28, 2022, USCIS posted the following information about the upcoming H-1B registration process and registration training:

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using our online H-1B registration system.

USCIS will assign a confirmation number to each registration submitted for the FY 2023 H-1B cap. This number is used solely to track registrations; you cannot use this number to track your case status in Case Status Online.

Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use a myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. Prospective petitioners submitting their own registrations (U.S. employers and U.S. agents, collectively known as “registrants”) will use a “registrant” account. Registrants will be able to create new accounts beginning at noon Eastern on Feb. 21.

Representatives may add clients to their accounts at any time, but both representatives and registrants must wait until March 1 to enter beneficiary information and submit the registration with the $10 fee. Prospective petitioners or their representatives will be able to submit registrations for multiple beneficiaries in a single online session. Through the account, they will be able to prepare, edit, and store draft registrations prior to final payment and submission of each registration.

If we receive enough registrations by March 18, we will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications via users’ myUSCIS online accounts. We intend to notify account holders by March 31.

An H-1B cap-subject petition, including a petition for a beneficiary who is eligible for the advanced degree exemption, may only be filed by a petitioner whose registration for the beneficiary named in the H-1B petition was selected in the H-1B registration process.”

H-1B Electronic Registration Process

Thursday, Feb. 24 | 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern.

During this webinar, USCIS representatives will provide updates on the online account features for the FY 2023 H-1B Electronic Registration Process and address questions.

H-1B cap-subject prospective petitioners, including those seeking to file a petition for a beneficiary eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first electronically submit a registration for each beneficiary on whose behalf they seek to file an H-1B cap-subject petition, unless USCIS suspends the registration requirement. A prospective petitioner whose registration is selected is then eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in their selected registration during the associated filing period.

To submit H-1B registrations online, prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives must first visit my.uscis.gov to create a free USCIS online account.

To Register:

  1. Visit our registration page.
  2. You will be asked to sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences; please enter your email address and select “Submit.”
  3. Select “Subscriber Preferences.”
  4. Select the “Questions” tab.
  5. Provide your location, organization name and organization type (if applicable).

Complete the questions and select “Submit.”

Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.

If you have any questions, or if you have not received a confirmation email within three business days, please email us at public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.

We encourage you to submit questions in advance by emailing public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov by Feb. 8 at noon Eastern. Put “H-1B Electronic Registration Process” in the subject line.

To request a disability accommodation to participate in this engagement, email us at public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov by 4 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 18, 2022.