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No Third Round Lottery, USCIS Reaches H1B FY 2024 Cap

Many of you have been waiting for the third-round lottery news for the H1B Visa Fiscal Year(FY) 2024. Today, USCIS officially announced that they have reached the H1B cap for the FY 2024 Season. In this article, we will review the news announcement and some insights around H1B FY 2024 season.

USCIS News: H1B FY 2024 Cap Reached

USCIS sent an email earlier today and later published press release indicating that they have reached H1B cap for FY 2024 Season. Below are the key points from their announcement.

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  • H1B FY 2024 Cap Reached: USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the H1B Cap of 65,000 for the regular quota and 20,000 for the master’s cap. What it means is that they do not need to select more H1B registrations for FY 2024 season.
  • No Third-Round H1B Lottery: Technically, the most awaited third-round H1B lottery will not happen anymore for FY 2024 season. We all can put that thought to rest now…
  • Non-Selection Notices: USCIS said they will send the non-selection notifications using the online accounts over the next few days for all the applicants who submitted H1B registration for FY 2024 season, but were not selected in the first or second round lottery.
  • Online Status of Pending Registrations: They say that the H1B registrations that were not selected in the H1B lottery will indicate a status that reads “Not Selected“. What “Not selected” means is that, they are not eligible to file an H-1B cap subject petition based on their submitted registration.
  • H1B Cap Exempt Petitions Accepted: They say that they would continue to accept all the H1B Cap exempt petitions that fall under categories such as below
    • H1B Extensions
    • H1B Amendments
    • H1B filed for Change of Employers
    • H1B Concurrent employment

How many total H1B Registrations were Selected for FY 2024 Season?

  • USCIS Selected 110,791 H1B registrations in the First Round Lottery for FY 2024 Season
  • USCIS selected 77,600 H1B registrations during the second round lottery.
  • In total, USCIS Selected 188,400 H1B Registrations for FY 2024 Season.

Below is the summary table as it appears on the USCIS website

H1B Total Selections for FY 2024 Season
H1B Total Selections for FY 2024 Season

If you were unlucky, you may be thinking of the next H1B Season. You may read H1B Visa 2025 Season Timeline, Dates for more info.

What do you think of the H1B 2024 Season? Share your thoughts?

You can check the Official News on USCIS.gov website


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