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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B cap will open at noon EST on March 1, 2023, and run through noon EST on March 17, 2023. If USCIS receives enough registrations by the time the registration window closes, USCIS will conduct a registration lottery. Account holders will be notified of H-1B selections by March 31, 2023. Petitioners can create new registrant accounts on MyUSCIS beginning at noon EST on February 21, 2023. However, registrants and representatives must wait until March 1, 2023, to enter beneficiary information and submit the $10 fee per beneficiary registration.

In line with recent years, employers seeking to file FY 2024 H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first electronically register and pay a registration fee of $10 for each electronic registration they submit to USCIS, using a MyUSCIS registrant online account. Under this process, employers or their authorized representatives, will complete a registration that will require basic information about their company and each requested H-1B cap worker. USCIS will run a random selection on those electronic registrations. Only those with selected registrations will be eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2024. Once the lottery winners have been announced, they will have 90 days to file their full H-1B petitions for a start date of October 1, 2023.

Please contact us if you would like our assistance in registering, preparing and filing a cap-subject H-1B petition for the cap numbers under fiscal year 2024. We strongly recommend starting the H-1B application process as soon as possible.

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