U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 27, 2023, that the initial registration period for the H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2024 will open from March 1 and will close the curtain for acceptance on March 17, 2023. This period will allow prospective petitioners and representatives to complete and submit their applications using the H-1B online application system. That is, all employers may submit an H1B registration on behalf of the company for an employee/prospective employee they are intending to sponsor H1B Visa.
For each registration submitted for the FY 2024 H-1B cap, a unique confirmation number will be assigned to the applicant mainly to keep track of registrations internally and to run the lottery or keep them wait-listed. Just so you know, this number cannot be used otherwise to track your case status.
H1B sponsors/employers or their representatives must use the online H1B registration system which requires the creation of a registrant account to submit H1B registrations for applicants who plan to sponsor an H1B visa. Employers can create H1B enrollee accounts starting February 21, 2023, at noon EST.
Creating a registrant account does not equate to submission online, you cannot submit your H1B registration until March 1, 2023. From this date, you can complete all H1B registration details or submit multiple registrations at once.
Prospective petitioners or their representatives may apply for the registration of multiple beneficiaries in one online session. Your account will allow you to prepare, edit and store draft registrations until the final payment and submission of each registration.
The H1B registration fee has not changed this fiscal year and still remains $10 per H1B registration. Following the acceptance of bulk registrations and payments, USCIS said it worked with the US Department of the Treasury and is authorized to allow now daily credit card limits of up to $39,999.99 per day. This increase is a response to the volume of H1B previous registrations that exceeded the daily credit card limit which used to be $24,999.99.