December 13, 2023
USCIS Announces That the H-1B Fiscal Year 2024 Cap Has Been Met
Today, December 13, 2023, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency has received sufficient H-1B petitions to reach the 65,000 “regular cap” and the 20,000 “master’s cap” for fiscal year 2024. Accordingly, USCIS issued “Non-Selection Notices” to each registrant who was not picked in this year’s lottery, and the notices appeared in the employer’s and attorney’s online USCIS account. Our firm has notified all registrants whom we represented this year.
We are nearing the next H-1B cap registration period. If you were not selected in the 2024 FY and wish to register for the 2025 FY, we encourage you to contact our firm in order to be included in the next H-1B registration. As many of you may be aware, there are proposed changes to the H-1B registration process to avoid the volume of H-1B registrants in the coming year. If those changes are finalized and implemented before the Fiscal Year 2025 cap registration period opens, we will send out an announcement detailing the changes to the cap registration process.
The H-1B numerical limits are determined by Congress. If your case was not selected this year, we encourage you to reach out to your representatives in Congress and demand comprehensive immigration reform to include an increase in the number of H-1B visas, or a removal of the cap entirely. Here are links to assist you in locating your congressional representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ and your senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.
For more information, please see: https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/alerts/uscis-reaches-fiscal-year-2024-h-1b-cap