Monday, December 18, 2023


USCIS has announced that they have received sufficient H-1b cap petitions to reach the statutory limit of 65,000 H-1b regular cap visas and the 20,000 H-1b advanced degree visas for fiscal year 2024.

Since the H-1b cap limit has been hit for the 2024 fiscal year, there will be no further selections in the H-1b lottery for this fiscal year.

All registrants who were not selected have been sent notices through their online USCIS accounts to inform them that they have not been selected. The non-selection notice will update the registration entry to state:

“Not Selected: Not selected – not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.”

All currently pending H-1b cap petitions will continue to be processed normally. USCIS will also continue to accept all cap-exempt H-1bs petitions, such as:

  1. Extensions and amendments to previously approved H-1bs;
  2. H-1b transfers for a change in sponsoring employers;
  3. H-1b concurrent petitions to allow an H-1b Beneficiary to work for multiple employers; and,
  4. H-1b petitions filed by cap-exempt organizations (Institutions of higher education and affiliated non-profit organizations as well as non-profit or governmental research organizations).

The H-1b lottery will open for registrations for the US government’s 2025 fiscal year in March of 2024.

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