On December 13, 2023, USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption for fiscal year 2024. As such, USCIS will update registrant online accounts (MyUSCIS.com) to indicate a change in fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap registrations status from “Submitted” to “Not Selected.”
Although the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap has been reached, USCIS will continue to accept and process cap exempt petitions, including petitions to:
• Extend current H-1B non-immigrant visa status;
• Change the terms of employment of current H-1B workers;
• Allow current H-1B workers to change employers; and
• Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in additional H-1B positions.
If you suspect that you have a case that meets one of the above cap-exempt situations, we encourage you to notify your Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Immigration partner for further analysis.
As this concludes the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap lottery, we now begin to look forward to the fiscal year 2025 H-1B cap lottery, which we anticipate taking place in March 2024. As always, we encourage all those interested in the H-1B lottery to begin the applicant identification process as early as possible.
Please contact any member of the Dentons Immigration team if you have any questions regarding the above.