USCIS Conducts Second H-1B Lottery

Murali Bashyam

As of July 31, 2023, USCIS has randomly selected, from the remaining FY 2024 registrations properly submitted, a sufficient number of registrations projected as needed to reach the FY2024 cap, and has notified all prospective petitioners with selected registrations from this round of selection that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration.

USCIS selected 77,600 registrations in the second selection for the FY 2024 H-1B cap.

This chart shows registration and selection numbers for fiscal years 2021-2024 (as of July 31, 2023).

Cap Fiscal Year Total Registrations Eligible Registrations* Eligible Registrations for Beneficiaries with No Other Eligible Registrations Eligible Registrations for Beneficiaries with Multiple Eligible Registrations Selections**
2021 274,237 269,424 241,299 28,125 124,415
2022 308,613 301,447 211,304 90,143 131,924
2023 483,927 474,421 309,241 165,180 127,600
2024 780,884 758,994 350,103 408,891 188,400

USCIS also states the following:

Based on evidence from the FY 2023 and FY 2024 H-1B cap seasons, USCIS has already undertaken extensive fraud investigations, denied and revoked petitions accordingly, and continues to make law enforcement referrals for criminal prosecution.

We believe that the decreased filing rate for FY 2024 H-1B cap petitions is based on these investigations and USCIS NOIRs, NOIDs and denials.

Stay tuned to for updates.

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