H-1B Final Rule on Registration Requirements Takes Effect

Implementation Date: March 9, 2021

Effective March 9, 2021, a final rule amends regulations governing the process by which US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B registrations for filing of H-1B cap-subject petitions (or H-1B petitions for any year in which the registration requirement will be suspended). The selection process prioritizes wages in an effort to select the "best and brightest workers."

+86 FR 1676; 8 CFR 214.