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Key Deadlines Approaching for H-1B CAP Electronic Registration Process

January 14, 2022

Employers seeking to sponsor candidates for initial H-1B sponsorship (commonly known as "H-1B CAP") should begin preparing for the H-1B electronic registration process. Although the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) has not announced the exact dates for electronic registration, previous registration periods have opened for three weeks during March, with employers notified of their selections shortly after the registration period has closed. 

Here is a non-exhaustive summary of the H-1B CAP registration process:

USCIS will post step-by-step instructions on how to complete the registration process, along with key dates and timelines, on its website as the initial registration period nears. Given the upcoming registration period, it is important that employers notify Miller Canfield immediately if they wish to file H-1B CAP petitions. Miller Canfield must conduct a complete and thorough evaluation of the employee's eligibility for H-1B CAP sponsorship, and register the employer under the electronic registration process, prior to the opening of the initial registration period in March. Updates to the H-1B CAP registration process are ongoing, and we will continue to provide new information as it becomes available.

Please contact the authors if you wish to discuss this matter further.