NewsFlash! H1B Registration for FY24 Cap Hit

This afternoon, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that enough initial registrations were submitted to the fiscal year 2024 (FY24) H1B cap, including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). The online accounts should now show one of the following for each registration:

  • Submitted – A registration status may continue to show “Submitted” after the initial selection process has been completed. “Submitted” registrations will remain in consideration for selection until the end of the fiscal year.
  • Selected – Selected to file a FY24 cap-subject H1B petition.
  • Denied – A duplicate registration was submitted by the same registrant for the same beneficiary. If denied as a duplicate registration, all registrations submitted for this beneficiary for the fiscal year are invalid.
  • Invalidated-Failed Payment – A payment method was declined and not reconciled.

Those with selected registrations will be given 90 days to file a corresponding H1B petition starting April 1, 2023. The USCIS will not use any pre-paid mailers to send out any communication to the registrants. Because of a possible delay with the issuance of form I-797 receipt notice for a timely and properly filed H1B petition, the petitioner may use confirmation from the delivery service as evidence of filing. The petitioner should not submit a second petition in this instance as the USCIS will consider it to be a duplicate filing, which will result in denial or revocation of both petitions.


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