NewsFlash! USCIS Completes Selections for FY25 H1B Lottery

This afternoon, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that that the agency had received enough registrations for unique beneficiaries to meet the regular H1B cap and the advanced degree exemption (i.e., the master’s cap) for fiscal year 2025 (FY25). All employers that submitted online registrations have been notified, and have until the end of June 2024 to submit cap-subject H1B petitions for the selected beneficiaries.

The USCIS also reminds stakeholders that, as of today, April 1, 2024, all H1B petitions must be filed using the 04/01/24 edition of the form I-129 petition. Further, as discussed in the MurthyDotCom NewsBrief, Summary of USCIS Significant Fee Increase, Kicking in Effective 01.Apr.2024 (09.Feb.2024) the new filing fees have now gone into effect.


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