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USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Selections for FY 2025

The buzz surrounding the H-1B visa program intensifies each year as employers and skilled professionals eagerly await news of the cap selection process. This year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has unveiled crucial updates regarding the FY 2025 H-1B cap selections, along with essential reminders for filing petitions.

Selection Status Updates

USCIS has completed the random selection process for individuals who submitted registrations during the initial registration period. Selected beneficiaries have been notified of their eligibility to file an H-1B cap-subject petition. Registrants can check their selection status through their online accounts, where they will find one of several statuses, including “Submitted,” “Selected,” “Not Selected,” and others.

Filing Period and Important Reminders

The filing period for H-1B cap petitions commenced on April 1, with USCIS emphasizing the importance of timely filing to avoid potential delays. It’s crucial to note that only selected registrants may file H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2025.

New Form Edition and Filing Fee

Applicants filing Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) must use the new 04/01/24 editions of the forms for submissions on or after April 1, 2024. USCIS will automatically reject applications containing outdated forms. Additionally, there are new filing fees for Form I-129, with employers required to pay $780 or $460 (for small employers and nonprofits).

What to Include When Filing

This year, USCIS has provided additional instructions regarding supporting documents for H-1B cap-subject petitions. Petitioners must include a copy of their selection notice and the beneficiary’s valid passport (or travel document) used during registration.

Stay Informed

These updates from USCIS underscore the importance of staying informed and compliant with the latest regulations and procedures regarding H-1B cap petitions. Employers and foreign workers navigating the immigration process should remain vigilant and seek guidance from experienced legal professionals to ensure successful outcomes.

For more information and assistance with H-1B cap petitions and other immigration matters, feel free to contact our firm. We are here to help unlock your future and navigate the complexities of immigration law to support your goals of securing employment-based visas.

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