H-1B Cap Process for FY 2025: USCIS Enhancements and Process Refinements

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For FY 2025
H-1B Cap season, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will streamline the process on a holistic scale. The aim is to make the entire H-1B process—from registration to the final decision and transmission to the Department of State—fully electronic.

USCIS will be introducing organizational accounts for the upcoming cap season. This new feature will enable multiple individuals within your organization, along with us as your legal representative, to collaborate seamlessly on H-1B registration and Form I-129 H-1B petitions, including the associated Form I-907. This enhancement aims to make the process more user-friendly for organizations and businesses alike.

In sum, the employers and legal representatives will be able to submit I-129 petitions for H-1B workers and premium processing requests online.

Additionally, USCIS is implementing a transition of the paper filing location for Forms I-129 and I-907 from service centers to the USCIS lockbox. This modification is part of USCIS’s continuous endeavor to improve effectiveness through standardized processes.

In lieu of these changes, USCIS has scheduled two nationwide sessions on organizational accounts for January 23rd and 24th, along with additional smaller sessions leading up to the H-1B registration period. Attendees will have the chance to pose questions about organizational accounts, preparing for the FY 2025 H-1B electronic registration process, and the online filing launch of Form I-129 for H-1B petitions. Following these engagements, we will update our partners on the latest developments.

We appreciate your ongoing collaboration and trust in navigating these changes. Rest assured, our dedicated team is here to guide you through the evolving process, ensuring a smooth and successful immigration journey for your organization and employees.

Written by Taleen Khleifat and Julia Bernardo Costa.

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