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FY 2025 H-1B Registration Period: USCIS Implements New Beneficiary-Centric System

By February 14, 2024March 22nd, 2024No Comments

In the dynamic landscape of immigration, staying informed is key. Here’s what you need to know about the latest announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding the FY 2025 H-1B registration period and the implementation of a new beneficiary-centric system.

FY 2025 H-1B Registration Period

The registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap lottery selection process will commence on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at noon ET and conclude on Friday, March 22, 2024, at noon ET. During this window, employers or their representatives can register potential H-1B beneficiaries with Jeelani Law Firm’s help.

Registration Fee Update

Good news for applicants: the registration fee for FY 2025 will remain at $10 per registration. USCIS has confirmed that the proposed increase to $215 will not take effect until after the FY 2025 registration period.

New Beneficiary-Centric System

A significant change is on the horizon with the introduction of a new beneficiary-centric system. This system aims to ensure fairness by shifting the selection process from registrations to beneficiaries. This move comes in response to concerns about the misuse of the registration system, particularly with multiple registrations for the same beneficiary.

Passport or Travel Document Requirement

Under the new system, each beneficiary must be registered under a unique passport or travel document. USCIS emphasizes the importance of using the same document for registration and visa issuance, providing flexibility for certain changes in identifying information.

Key Takeaways

With USCIS swiftly implementing changes to the H-1B cap registration process for FY 2025, it’s essential to stay updated. The beneficiary-centric system aims to level the playing field, ensuring equal opportunities for all applicants. Contact Jeelani Law Firm for all your immigration needs today!

Jeelani Law Firm, PLC

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