As detailed in yesterday’s post, this week DHS announced a plan to institute a pre-registration process for the annual H1B lottery. This means that instead of preparing a complete application prior to entering the lottery as required under the current process, employers would fill out a fairly basic online form and be electronically notified if they’ve been selected in the lottery. If selected, they would then prepare and submit a complete application within 60 days.
This is excellent news for employers and would greatly increase the efficiency of the process! However, we don’t know if it will actually be implemented by April 2019. This leaves expectant applicants with two competing risks to weigh: [Read more…]