USCIS Will Conduct Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2024 H-1B Cap Registrations
Pasricha & Patel Analysis:
USCIS has announced that due to the need to select additional H-1B lottery registrations in order to reach the FY2024 H-1B numerical allocations (which is 85,000 H-1B visas that are subject to the annual cap, out of which 20,000 are reserved for U.S. Master’s degree holders), it has decided to select additional registrations from previously submitted electronic registrations that took place in March 2023. Once again, USCIS will use a random selection process to choose the additional H-1B registrations. USCIS will announce to the public once they have completed this second selection process and have notified all the prospective H-1B petitioners with selected registrations that they can proceed to file H-1B cap petitions for the beneficiaries who are named in the second section process.
USCIS will notify the selected registrations via the petitioner’s myUSCIS accounts with updated selected notice, which will also include instructions of when and where to file the H-1B cap subject petitions.
At this time, it is unclear when this second selection process will take place, or how many additional registrations will be selected by the random selection process.
We will be sure to keep readers updated on any further developments.
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