FY 2023 H-1B CAP Reached After First Round Selection

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 23, 2022, that the congressionally-mandated cap of H-1B visas for fiscal year 2023 was reached after its first round of selections (lottery) was conducted from the registrations submitted from March 1, 2022, to March 18, 2022. Those selected were eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2023 during the 90-day filing window beginning April 1, 2022. This year, USCIS received and approved enough H-1B petitions during the initial 90-day filing period to reach the annual cap of 65,000 H-1B visas for regular applicants and 20,000 H-1B visas for advanced degree holders designated for fiscal year 2023, compared to last year when USCIS had to conduct additional lotteries in August and again in November until the cap was reached. As such, no additional lotteries will be conducted this year. Any registrants not selected in the initial round can now check their online accounts and see the status of their FY 2023 registration has changed to “Not Selected”.