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USCIS Reaches H-1B Visas Cap for Fiscal Year 2024

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On December 13, 2023, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they have received enough petitions to meet the set limits for H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2024. This includes both the congressionally mandated cap of 65,000 H-1B visas and the master's cap, which is limited to 20,000 U.S. advanced degree exemptions.

USCIS also established that notifications of non-selection through online accounts will be sent out soon. The status for registrations that were not selected but properly submitted for the FY 2024 H-1B cap selection process will be shown as “Not selected: Not selected – not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.”

USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are exempt from the cap. This includes petitions for current H-1B workers who have been counted in previous years against the cap and have their cap number. Furthermore, USCIS will process petitions for extending the stay of current H-1B workers, changing employment terms, changing employers, and allowing workers to have additional H-1B positions simultaneously.

For those H-1B registration that were not selected, we do advise the employers to contact our office so we can discuss your specific case and we can advise on you on any potential options for the non-selected candidates.

Additionally, for readers who have any questions about the H-1B worker program or any specific questions about your own case, we recommend you contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss your matter with our experienced attorneys at Pasricha & Patel, LLC.