White House Says It Has Taken Action to Improve H1-B Visa Process and Green Card Backlog

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US President Joe Biden is making every effort to reform the H1B visa process, ‘green card’ backlog and other issues related to the country’s legal immigration system. The White House has given this information.

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialized occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at her press conference on Wednesday, “If we look at the H1B visa process, we have taken actions to improve that and the process for lawful permanent residents (green cards) and The backlog of people who are eligible to become US citizens.

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Jean-Pierre said, for example, just last month, as part of our efforts to strengthen the integrity of our immigration system and reduce the potential for fraud, DHS published a final rule related to H1B visas .

So, the changes promote fairer and more equitable outcomes and so, we will continue our work to improve the system within our authorities and that has certainly been a priority, he said and added that the administration will Takes it seriously and is doing everything possible to improve the visa process.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the launch of myUSCIS organizational accounts that allow multiple people within an organization, as well as their legal representatives, to file H1B registrations, H-1B petitions, and any related Forms I-907, Premium The processing will allow to cooperate and prepare the request for service.

USCIS said a new organizational account is required to participate in the H1B electronic registration process starting in March 2024.

It added that we are working expeditiously to address any technical issues that may arise for legal representatives whose accounts were migrated when they logged in to their online account on or after February 14, 2024 , including impact on matters other than H1B filing.

The early registration period for the FY 2025 H1B cap will open on March 6 at noon Eastern and run through March 22 at noon Eastern.

Its media alert said that during this period, potential petitioners and their representatives, if applicable, must use the USCIS online account to electronically register each beneficiary for the selection process and for each beneficiary. Relevant registration fees have to be paid.

Beginning in the initial registration period for FY 2025, USCIS will require registrants to provide valid passport information or valid travel document information for each beneficiary.

The passport or travel document provided must be the same that the beneficiary, if abroad, intends to use to enter the US when the H1B visa is issued. Each beneficiary should be registered under only one passport or travel document.

In March, we will begin online filing of Form I-129 and the related Form I-907 for non-cap H1B petitions, the federal agency said.

On April 1, USCIS will begin accepting online filings for H1B cap petitions and the related Form I-907 for petitioners whose registration has been selected.

To help guide organizations and legal representatives through the new process, USCIS launched Tech Talk sessions in February 2024. During these sessions, individuals can ask questions about organizational accounts and online filing of Form I-129 for H1B petitions.

USCIS encourages all individuals involved in the H1B registration and petition filing process to attend these sessions. It added that additional information and dates are available on the upcoming national engagement page.