USCIS has announced plans to conduct a second random selection lottery from the previously submitted FY 2024 H-1B cap registrations. The second lottery is being conducted due to the need for additional selections to meet the H-1B cap for the fiscal year.
- Why is this happening? In March 2023, USCIS performed its initial random selection for the FY 2024 H-1B cap. However, to meet the cap for the fiscal year, additional selections are required.
- When will the selection take place? While the exact date hasn't been revealed, there's anticipation that the process will be completed over the forthcoming weekend. It's expected that results will be disclosed to the public on or by Monday, July 31, 2023.
- How will employers be notified? Employers with selected registrations will see their myUSCIS accounts updated with a selection notice. This notice will provide crucial information on where and when to file. It's advisable for employers to be on the lookout for emails from USCIS in the upcoming days.
- Next steps for employers: If you receive a notification from USCIS, promptly log in to MyUSCIS and review any registration selection(s). Should you have a selected registration, we recommend reaching out to Goel & Anderson for professional guidance on H-1B Cap petitions stemming from this second selection round.
This update is for informational purposes only. For tailored advice or further questions, please contact a G&A attorney.