USCIS Reaches 2024 H-1B Masters Cap

The H-1B Masters Cap has been reached! Yesterday, USCIS officially notified the H-1B community that a sufficient number of H-1B Masters Cap petitions have been submitted to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 Advanced Degree Cap.

Petitioners who had registered their potential employees for the H-1B lottery will begin to receive non-selection notices through their online accounts over the next few days.

In yesterday's communication, USCIS explained that the online status for properly submitted registrations
that were not selected will who one of the following:

 Not Selected: Not selected – not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.

USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions filed for
current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap, and who still retain their cap
number, are exempt from the FY 2024 H-1B cap. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed to:

 Extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the United States;

 Change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers;

 Allow current H-1B workers to change employers; and

 Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in additional H-1B positions.

U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. H1B petitioners are strongly urged to subscribe to the USCIS H-1B cap season email updates by visiting the H-1B Cap Season webpage on the official USCIS website.

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