USCIS Announces It has Reached H-1B Cap for FY2024
Today, the USCIS announced it has “received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2024.”
FY2024 began on October 1, 2023. In its announcement, the USCIS indicated that they will post non-selection notices to employers’ online MyUSCIS accounts over the next few days. The status for registrations submitted for FY2024 will now show as “Not Selected: Not selected- not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.”
For FY2024, USCIS received 758,994 eligible H-1B registrations and ultimately selected 188,400 registrations across two rounds of selections, in March and July 2023. USCIS noted that of its 758,994 eligible registrations, 408,891 were eligible registrations for beneficiaries with multiple eligible registrations and has announced plans for additional measures to combat fraud in the registration process.
To compare, for FY 2023, USCIS received 474,421 eligible H-1B registrations and held only one selection round, initially selecting 127,600 registrations projected as needed to reach the FY 2023 numerical allocation. Of the eligible H-1B registrations, 165,180 were for beneficiaries with multiple eligible registrations.
We understand the difficulties inherent in not being selected for the lottery and sympathize with any distress or disappointment this result may cause. Weaver Schlenger clients should feel free to contact us with any questions.