The 2023 H-1B cap season is here. Once again, it’s a two-step process – the registration step and then, if the registration is selected, the petition step. This is the third year that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has used the electronic registration tool. This year’s registrations will be for periods of employment that begin October 1, 2021, which is the first day of the federal government’s FY 2023. Registration for FY 2023 is open from noon Eastern Time on March 1 through noon Eastern Time on March 18, 2022. Employers or their legal representatives may create their online accounts now. The online registration form will request basic information about the prospective H-1B employer and employee. The basic form is identical to last year’s form, and asks for the following:
- The employer’s name, Federal Employer Identification Number, and primary office address.
- The name, job title, daytime phone, and email address of the employer’s authorized representative.
- The beneficiary’s full name, date of birth, country of birth, country of citizenship, gender, and passport number.
- Whether the beneficiary has earned a master’s or higher degree from a U.S. institution, and if so, the degree and institution.