USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B Cap

On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, USCIS announced it had received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2024.

USCIS will send non-selection notices to registrants through their online accounts over the next few days. Following USCIS’s notifications, the status for properly submitted registrations not selected for the FY 2024 H-1B numerical allocations will show: “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 otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions filed for current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap, and who still retain their cap number, are exempt from the FY 2024 H-1B cap.

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