On March 27, 2023, USCIS announced it had received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap), including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap).
- USCIS randomly selected from the correctly submitted registrations and notified all prospective petitioners of their selection status.
- Selected petitioners can file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration from April 1, 2023.
Registrants’ online accounts will now show one of the following statuses for each registration (that is, for each beneficiary registered):
- Submitted: The registration has been submitted and is eligible for selection. If the initial selection process has been completed, this registration remains eligible, unless subsequently invalidated, for selection in any subsequent selections for the fiscal year for which it was submitted.
- Selected: Selected to file an H-1B cap petition.
- Denied: Multiple registrations were submitted by or on behalf of the same registrant for the same beneficiary. If denied as a duplicate registration, all registrations submitted by or on behalf of the same registrant for this beneficiary for the fiscal year are invalid.
- Invalidated-Failed Payment: A registration was submitted, but the payment method was declined, not reconciled, disputed, or otherwise invalid.
For more information, visit the H-1B Electronic Registration Process page.
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