FY 2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 6

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FY 2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 6

USCIS Announces FY2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Will Open on March 6


February 28, 2024                                 Employers may create new accounts

March 6 to March 22, 2024                Registrations for individual beneficiaries (employees) may be


March 22 to March 31, 2024              USCIS will conduct lottery and notify account holders of


FY 2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap will open at 9 am Pacific on March 6, 2024, and run through 9 am Pacific 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.

H-1B Registration Final Rule

USCIS will implement a new beneficiary-centric system to ensure all beneficiaries have the same chance of selection. USCIS has also confirmed that the H-1B registration fee for FY 2025 will remain at $10.

Starting with the FY 2025 initial registration period, USCIS will require registrants to provide valid passport information or valid travel document information for each beneficiary. The passport or travel document provided must be the one the beneficiary, if or when abroad, intends to use to enter the United States if issued an H-1B visa. Each beneficiary must only be registered under one passport or travel document.

This update was prepared by Brianda G. Renteria, Associate Attorney, Larrabee Albi Coker LLP.

Legal Disclaimer:  This is provided for informational purposes only and does not substitute for legal advice based on the circumstances of a specific matter. Immigration laws and policies change frequently, often without notice. It is therefore important to seek direct legal counsel based upon individual circumstances. 


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