United States permits some H-1B visa applicants to re-submit their applications

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Washington: Some foreign guest employees in the US will be able to re-submit their applications for the H1-B visa, the most popular non-immigrant visa among Indian IT professionals, if their petition was exclusively rejected because it was based on the preliminary registration duration, according to a federal firm.

According to the United States Citizenship and Migration Provider (USCIS), such re-submission of applications is for those whose applications have actually been turned down or administratively closed exclusively because the requested start date sought October 1, 2020.

The H-1B visa enables US companies to employ foreign employees in speciality professions that require theoretical or technical proficiency. Innovation companies depend on it to employ 10s of thousands of workers each year from countries like India and China.

” If your FY 2021 petition was rejected or administratively closed exclusively since your petition was based on a registration sent during the preliminary registration duration, however you requested a start date after Oct. 1, 2020, you might re-submit that previously submitted petition, with all relevant costs, ” USCIS stated on Wednesday.

” Such petitions should be re-submitted before October 1, 2021. If properly resubmitted, we will consider the petition to have actually been submitted on the initial invoice date, ” the USCIS stated.

In 2020, USCIS carried out an electronic registration procedure for the H-1B cap. Potential petitioners looking for to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, consisting of for beneficiaries eligible for the postgraduate degree exemption, need to first electronically sign up and pay the USD 10 H-1B registration charge for each recipient.

” The electronic registration process has streamlined processing by reducing documents and data exchange and supplied general cost savings to employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, ” it said.

According to USCIS, for financial 2021, the number of petitions filed throughout the preliminary filing duration was listed below the number predicted as needed to reach the mathematical allocations.

This disparity was likely related to multiple factors, consisting of the financial, political, and public health uncertainty developed by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the truth that FY 2021 was the first year that we implemented the electronic registration process.

” Therefore, in August 2020, we selected extra registrations that were kept in reserve. The filing period for registrations picked in August ended on November 16, 2020, ” it said.

” Some petitioners showed a start date after October 1, 2020. We turned down or administratively closed those petitions due to the fact that they were based upon registrations sent throughout the preliminary registration duration however indicated a start date after October 1, 2020. Upon reconsideration, we no longer believe that the policies needed us to turn down or administratively close those petitions, ” the USCIS stated.

The move comes days after the powerful United States Chambers of Commerce introduced a huge project to address the intense lack of experienced and expert workforce in America.

The demand to increase the H-1B quota, which presently is at 65,000 and another 20,000 for those who have greater research studies from the United States, belongs to the America Works project launched by the United States Chambers of Commerce early this month.

” As we stand on the cusp of what might be a terrific American renewal, a worker shortage is keeping back task developers across the country, ” United States Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Suzanne Clark stated.

” We need to equip workers with the skills they need, we should remove barriers that are keeping a lot of Americans on the sidelines, and we must hire the extremely best from around the globe to help fill high-demand tasks, ” Clark said.


Released at Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:00:41 +0000