To update my September 5, 2019 post, USCIS has announced a final rule that requires a $10 non-refundable registration fee for each cap-subject H-1B submitted by petitioning employers.  USCIS announced that this registration fee will modernize operations and allow the agency to more efficiently process H-1B applications.  The rule goes into effect on December 9, 2019 and the registration fee will be required in order to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, including advanced degree exemption applications.

Note that H-1B applications that are NOT cap-subject will NOT have to pay the registration fee.

Employers will be required to electronically register with USCIS during a soon to be announced registration period.  We will continue to provide up to date information on Immigration View as USCIS releases information.