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The Immigration Observer

USCIS Announces Second H-1B Lottery for Fiscal Year 2024 Cap Registrations

July 27, 2023

USCIS has announced that it will "soon" select additional H-1B registrations to reach the FY 2024 numerical allocations. In March 2023, USCIS conducted an initial random selection on properly submitted electronic registrations for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B cap, including for beneficiaries eligible for the advanced degree exemption. Only those petitioners with selected registrations for FY 2024 were eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. The initial filing period for those with selected registrations for FY 2024 was from April 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023. USCIS recently determined that the FY 2024 numerical limitation was not met during the initial round of H-1B petition filings and will therefore conduct a second random lottery. USCIS will announce once it has completed this second selection process and will notify all prospective petitioners and attorneys of record with selected registrations from this second round of selection. The exact timing of the second H-1B lottery is not yet known. LTF will continue to monitor this development and post updates as they become avaiable. 

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