[co-author: Emma Fahey]
Second Round of H-1B Cap Registration Selection – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted a second round of the H-1B cap lottery between July 28th and 31st for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. The new selections were welcomed by employers and employees alike following extremely low selection rates in the initial round of the lottery, with USCIS reporting 780,884 registrations received for 85,000 available slots. The new selections were drawn from the existing pool of H-1B registrations submitted in March 2023 and did not require any additional action from employers. H-1B petitions for registrations selected in the second round must be filed between August 2, 2023 and October 31, 2023.
Emma Fahey assisted in writing this article. Emma is an Immigration Project Assistant at Holland & Hart and is not an attorney.