USCIS announced earlier today, Friday, January 12, that it will introduce organizational accounts for collaboration and online filing for I-129 H-1B Petitions and H-1B I-907 Premium Processing Services.
This announcement is part of an overall effort by USCIS to improve the customer experience for the H-1B cap season while also increasing efficiency and collaboration between organizations/employers and their legal representatives and reducing duplicate registrations and other common errors.
USCIS will launch organizational accounts for non-cap filings and the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap season.
The organizational accounts will allow multiple individuals within an organization, such as a company or other business entity, and their legal representatives to collaborate on and prepare H-1B registrations, Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and associated Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.
USCIS expects to launch the organizational accounts in February 2024, with online filing of Forms I-129 and I-907 following shortly after that.
USCIS will also transition the paper filing location for Forms I-129 and I-907 from service centers to the USCIS lockbox to standardize processes and reduce costs.
With the launch of the online filing of I-129 H-1B petitions, the entire H-1B process, including registration to the final decision, is digital.
USCIS will host two national engagements on organizational accounts on Jan. 23 and 24 and several smaller sessions leading up to the H-1B registration period to help guide organizations and legal representatives through the process.
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USCIS encourages all individuals involved in the H-1B registration and petition filing process to attend these engagements. USCIS will send invitations to these engagements later this month.
Visit the Contact Public Engagement page to subscribe to USCIS notifications about upcoming engagements. Additional details regarding organizational accounts will be available on the H-1B Electronic Registration Process page.
Erickson Immigration Group, in concert with our government affairs team and resources on Capitol Hill, will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.