The United States Citizenship and Immigration agency announced that the limit for the preliminary applications for H-1B visas has been reached, for the annual cap of 85,000 visas, as this is the first time USCIS imposed a new electronic registration system.
Through the new system of USCIS, applications streamline the expensive and cumbersome applications process for H-1B temporary visas, VisaGuide.World reports.
H-1B visa, enables all international citizens, specialized in specific skills such as IT professionals, architects, professors, doctors, to be contracted by the US employers and workers in the Us.
This kind of visa has recently become a target for reform by the American government, while the application process has been open from March 1, until March 20.
All foreign citizens applying to work in the US through the H-1B visa had to pay a $10 fee while applying electronically for the H-1B visa Cap for the fiscal year 2021.
“USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial period to reach the FY 2021 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap),” the USCIS statement reads.
According to the USCIS, only the applications properly submitted have been selected.
Internationals, whose applications were selected, will be notified no later than March 31, and they will be able” to file an H-1B Cap subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration.”
Interested applicants, for an H-1B visa, will be informed through their online accounts, whether their applications have been submitted or not.
On their accounts, they also will be informed if their applications have been submitted, selected or denied. The status “submitted”, tells that the application process has been completed.
The selected applications that have been selected to file an H1-B Cap subject petition for the fiscal year 2021. H-1B visa applicants, whose methods were declined will get notified that their applications were restricted.
In 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services revealed that the pilot testing phase of the electronic registration process had been successfully completed, and was ready to be implemented for the fiscal year 2021.
The implementation of the electronic process was announced last month by the USCIS and all registrations have been made through an online system.
In 2019, one in every fifth petition for the US H-1B visas were denied by the US government. The denial rate was higher for Indians.
Last week, the USCIS also announced that amid coronavirus outbreak all in-person visa services will be temporarily suspended, at its asylum offices and Application Support Centers, until at least April 7.
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