H-1B 2024 Registration Window Closes
The registration period for the H-1B visa has now closed, with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirming that the H-1B visa quota for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2024 has been reached.
In a statement, the agency said it had received enough electronic registrations during the initial period to reach the H-1B numerical allocations for fiscal year 2024, including the advanced degree exemption, known as the ‘master’s cap’.
All successful registration applicants have been notified and invited to file their H-1B petitions from April 1, 2023. The deadline to file the full petition is June 30, 2023.
The selection notice will also indicate whether the registration was selected under the regular or the advanced degree quota.
The annual quota for the H-1B category is 85,000 for the FY 2024. This comprises the regular H-1B cap of 65,000 and a further 20,000 for advanced degree-cap beneficiaries.
“We have randomly selected from the registrations properly submitted to reach the cap and have notified all prospective petitioners with selected registrations that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration,” USCIS said in its statement. It also stated that only petitioners with selected registrations may file H-1B cap-subject petitions for 2024 fiscal year, and only for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration notice.
Premium processing is currently being accepted for H-1B cap petitions.
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