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Key Points

  • USCIS has completed its initial FY 2024 H-1B cap-subject registration selection
  • Selections include the master’s cap
  • USCIS has notified individuals whose registrations were selected
  • FY 2024 H-1B cap-subject petitions can be submitted on or after April 1, 2023


US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received enough H-1B cap-subject registrations in the initial registration period to reach the numerical limit for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B cap season, including the master’s cap.

USCIS selected registrations from a pool of adequately submitted registrations to reach its cap quota. USCIS has notified all individuals whose registrations were chosen that an H-1B cap-subject petition may be filed for the beneficiary named in the corresponding selected registration.

Prospective petitioners whose registrations were selected have been notified through their electronic USCIS account. The status for their registration will be listed as “Selected: Selected to file an H-1B cap petition.”

Individuals whose petitions were not selected will see a different message instead, which may include one of the following:

  • Submitted: The registration has been correctly submitted and is eligible for selection. If this status appears at the end of the initial selection period, it means the registration was not chosen. However, it is still eligible for selection in any subsequent lottery rounds during the same fiscal year when it was submitted.
  • Denied: A registration will have this status if multiple registrations were submitted by or on behalf of the same registrant for the same beneficiary.
  • Invalidated-Failed Payment: This message appears if a registration was submitted, but the payment method was invalid, declined, disputed, or reconciled.

Looking Ahead

FY 2024 H-1B cap-subject petitions can be submitted starting April 1, 2023, including those that are eligible for an advanced degree exemption.

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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