In March 2023, USCIS initiated the first round of random selections for properly submitted electronic registrations for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B cap, encompassing beneficiaries eligible for the advanced degree exemption. Only petitioners with registrations selected during this initial process are qualified to submit H-1B cap-subject petitions. The initial filing window for these selected registrations was from April 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023.
Recent assessments indicate the necessity to choose additional registrations to meet the FY 2024 numerical allocations. USCIS will soon conduct a second round of random selections from previously submitted electronic registrations. The completion of this supplementary selection process will be announced, and all prospective petitioners with selected registrations will be notified, making them eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the relevant beneficiary listed in the selected registration.
Individuals with selected registrations will find their myUSCIS accounts updated with a selection notice, providing specific details on when and where to file.