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Key Points

  • USCIS has announced dates for FY 2024 H-1B cap season
  • Registration will begin at 12:00 PM EST on March 1, 2023
  • Registration closes at 12:00 PM EST on March 17, 2023
  • USCIS will use an electronic registration system again for FY 2024
  • USCIS will assign a unique confirmation number for each registration
  • MyUSCIS online accounts can be created starting February 21, 2023
  • Beneficiary information can be entered, and registration fees can be paid starting on March 1, 2023
  • USCIS will begin a random selection process on March 17, 2023, if it receives enough petitions


US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced key dates for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B cap season. The FY 2024 H-1B cap season registration period will begin at 12:00 PM EST on March 1, 2023, and close at 12:00 PM EST on March 17, 2023.

During cap season, petitioners and their representatives can complete and submit their H-1B cap registrations electronically using the USCIS online H-1B registration system. Each registration that USCIS receives will get a unique confirmation number. Petitioners may use that number to track their registration only. The number cannot be used to track case status.

For FY 2024, as it has done in previous years, USCIS will use an electronic registration system. Prospective petitioners or their representatives must use a myUSCIS online account to register a beneficiary electronically for the cap season selection process. A $10 H-1B registration fee is required for every beneficiary’s registration.

Registrants may create a new myUSCIS electronic account beginning at 12:00 PM EST on February 21, 2023. Representatives may add clients to their accounts after they create an account. However, beneficiary information cannot be entered into the account until March 1, 2023. The registration fee cannot be paid before March 1, 2023. Petitioners or their representatives may add registrations for multiple beneficiaries in each online session. Along with preparing registrations, they can also store and edit drafts before submitting the registration and making a final payment.

Looking Ahead

If USCIS receives enough H-1B cap registrations by March 17, 2023, it will start randomly selecting registrations. Petitioners whose registrations have been selected will receive a selection notification through their myUSCIS account. If USCIS does not receive enough registrations, all registrations that were correctly submitted by March 31, 2023, will be selected, and account holders will be notified that day.

Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Frank Fogelbach, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

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