Washington: The US’s immigration agency has announced that the country has completed implementation of H-1B electronic registration process for the 2021 cap season and the petitions for the most sought after work visa among Indian IT professionals will be accepted from April 1, 2020.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the federal agency mandated with the task of approving the applications, announced on Friday that it had completed the process to implement the H-1B electronic registration process for the 2021 cap season.
For the fiscal year 2021, the companies applying for H-1B visa for foreign workers will have to register online and pay a processing fee of USD 10. The companies applying for H-1B visas for foreign workers for the fiscal year 2021 would have to register online and pay a processing fee of USD 10. The USCIS said that this would dramatically streamline processing by reducing paperwork and data exchange and will also provide an overall cost savings to petitioning employers.
The USCIS will open an initial registration period from March 1 to March 20, 2020. USCIS will post step-by-step instructions informing registrants on how to complete the registration process on its website along with key date and timelines as the initial registration process nears.