After many users complained that they were unable to complete their H-1B registration due to a technical issue, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the H-1B registration deadline. The US immigration agency has now stated that it will accept registrations until March 20th, 2023.
“Some users were unable to finish the H-1B registration process yesterday. “USCIS has resolved this technical issue and will now accept registrations until 5:00 p.m. ET on 20th March 2023,” the organization stated in a tweet today.
The initial registration period for the H-1B cap 2024 began on March 1 and was scheduled to end on March 17th, 2023.
USCIS extends the H-1B registration deadline till 20th March 2023
Indian and American technology companies use H-1B visas to meet the US demand for highly skilled tech workers. Indians receive approximately 70% of the new visas issued annually, making them the primary beneficiaries of this visa.
American technology firms have received the majority of these visas in recent years. It is not yet clear whether the new spate of tech layoffs in the US throughout recent months. It will prompt a muffled demand for new H-1B visas this year. Which normally receives far more applications than the 85,000 visas that are on offer.
Only a petitioner whose registration for the beneficiary named in the H-1B petition was selected during the H-1B registration process. May file an H-1B cap-subject petition. Which includes a petition for a beneficiary who is eligible for the advanced degree exemption.
In just one lottery last year, the US immigration agency exceeded its mandate limit of 65,000 regular visas and 20,000 master’s visas.
The USCIS follows an October to September year, and applicants selected for FY2023 would be eligible to start work from October 2023.