USCIS Implements New H-1B Visa Registration Fee
Starting December 9, 2019, USCIS will require a $10.00 non-refundable fee for every H-1B registration submitted by a U.S. employer in the upcoming lottery. Pending final testing, USCIS will be implementing a new system to handle the H-1B "lottery." Rather than accepting petitions from any employer, it will run an early "lottery" of those who pay the $10 registration fee. Those selected in the early lottery will then be asked to submit the H-1B petition. Those who are not selected will be informed, and they will not be allowed to submit an H-1B petition for that fiscal year. Learn more about the H-1B visa.