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USCIS Attains H-1B Visa Cap for Fiscal Year 2024

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has met the mandated caps for the fiscal year 2024, reaching the limit of 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap.

Non-selection notices will be sent to registrants through their online accounts in the coming days. Those not selected will be marked as “Not Selected” and deemed ineligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration for the FY 2024 H-1B numerical allocations.

While the regular cap has been fulfilled, USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions exempt from the cap. This includes petitions for current H-1B workers who have been previously counted against the cap, extending their stay, changing terms of employment, allowing changes in employers, and permitting concurrent employment in additional H-1B positions.

The H-1B program is crucial for U.S. businesses to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. H-1B petitioners are encouraged to subscribe to the H-1B cap season email updates for the latest information.

Source: USCIS