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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AB71 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Aliens Subject to Numerical Limitations 
Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security will finalize its regulations governing petitions filed on behalf of alien workers subject to annual numerical limitations. This rule proposes to establish an electronic registration program for petitions subject to numerical limitations for the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. This action is necessary because the demand for H-1B specialty occupation workers by U.S. companies may exceed the numerical limitation. This rule is intended to allow USCIS to more efficiently manage the intake and lottery process for these H-1B petitions. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1184(g)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/03/2011  76 FR 11686   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/02/2011    
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: USCIS 2443-08. Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Susan Arroyo
Chief of Staff, Service Center Operations
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-1094
Fax:202 272-1543
Email: susan.k.arroyo@uscis.dhs.gov