USCIS ANNOUNCES SECOND LOTTERY TO BE CONDUCTED FOR FY2024 H-1B CAP
USCIS announced on July 27, 2023 that it will conduct a second lottery for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 H-1B Cap. A random selection (lottery) will be conducted from the registrations that were previously submitted during the initial registration period between March 1, 2023 to March 20, 2023.
On March 27, 2023, USCIS announced that it completed the initial lottery selection to reach the FY2024 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap). The filing period for those initially selected registrations was from April 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023 (a 90-day filing window).
On July 27, 2023, USCIS said it “recently determined that we would need to select additional registrations to reach the FY 2024 numerical allocations. Soon, we will select additional registrations from previously submitted electronic registrations using a random selection process. We will announce once we have completed this second selection process and have 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.”
Employers whose beneficiaries are selected in the upcoming second lottery round will have their myUSCIS accounts updated to reflect “Selected” and a selection notice attached. It is highly likely that USCIS will provide a 90-day filing window from date of selection.
McCown & Evans will continue to monitor the myUSCIS accounts of its employer clients for additional lottery selections and will provide additional updates as information is released. And, as always, reach out to your attorney at McCown & Evans with any questions.