Is a New H-1B Registration System Really Coming Next Year?

Short answer: maybe?

Rumors have been swirling for a little while now that USCIS will have a new electronic registration system for H-1B applications starting in the FY2021 cap filing season. 

But USCIS hasn’t confirmed anything.

So AILA, along with 14 business, higher education, and HR associations, sent a letter to USCIS asking for clarity on the issue. 

Their response? 

According to The Mercury News, Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Director of USCIS, said that ultimately the release date would be “subject to continued testing of the system,” but that their goal was for it to be ready by the H-1B application season next year.

In other words… there’s still no confirmation. Rest assured, though, once a decision is made, either way, we’ll keep you in the loop.