The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted a Second Round H-1B Lottery for FY 2024 on July 29-30, 2023. This was after the first round of lottery on March 31, 2023, needed to select more registrations to meet the annual cap of 85,000.

In the Second Round H-1B Lottery for FY 2024, USCIS selected an additional 77,600 registrations, bringing the total number of registrations chosen to 188,400. This is still below the annual cap but more than double the number of registrations selected in the first round. Employers with selected registrations can now file H-1B cap-subject petitions for their employees. The filing period for the second lottery round is from August 2, 2023, to October 31, 2023. It is important to note that employers must file the H-1B petition at the correct USCIS service center and submit all required documentation. They must also meet all the requirements for the H-1B regular cap or Masters cap criteria..

The second round of the lottery is good news for H-1B applicants who were not selected in the first round. However, it is still important to note that the competition for H-1B visas is fierce. Only a tiny percentage of applicants are ultimately selected. If you are an H-1B applicant, it is essential to start preparing early for the next H-1B season. This includes getting your education and work experience in order and working with an experienced immigration attorney..

Here are some additional details from the article:

  • USCIS projected that they would need to select more registrations in the second round due to the sheer number of applicants with multiple registrations.
  • In total, USCIS selected 188,400 registrations in the second round. This is more than double the number of registrations chosen in the first round.
  • Employers with selected registrations can now file H-1B cap-subject petitions for their employees. The filing period is from August 2 to October 31, 2023.
  • It is important to note that employers must file the H-1B petition at the correct USCIS service center and submit all required documentation. They must also meet all the requirements for the H-1B regular cap or Masters cap criteria.
  • The second round of the lottery is good news for H-1B applicants who were not selected in the first round. However, it is still important to note that the competition for H-1B visas is fierce. Only a tiny percentage of applicants are ultimately selected.
  • If you are an H-1B applicant, it is essential to start preparing early for the next H-1B season. This includes getting your education and work experience in order and working with an experienced immigration attorney.

Read the All Process of H1B Visa Lottery Process

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Published On: August 8th, 2023 / Categories: H-1B Visa /

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