The USCIS has created the Known Employer pilot to assess a way to streamline the process for employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories. By modifying the process by which USCIS reviews an employer’s eligibility to sponsor individuals under certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa classifications, the Known Employer pilot is expected to reduce paperwork, costs and delays in processing these benefit requests.

As of the launch date of March 3, 2016, the following five employers have confirmed their participation in the pilot:

Citigroup, Inc.

Ernst & Young LLP

Kiewit Corporation

Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.

Siemens Corporation

This list will be updated if and when additional participants join the pilot. Please see for additional details.