Reminder: H-1B Cap Registration Period Begins Soon

27. Feb. 2024

The window for H-1B cap registration (AKA H-1B lottery) will begin next Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time), and close on Friday, March 22nd at 9:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time). All registrations accepted during that window will have an equal opportunity of being selected.  Additionally, USCIS’s new beneficiary-centric system will ensure that all beneficiaries have the same chance of being selected (i.e., having more than one company register the same candidate will no longer increase that candidate’s chance of being selected).

After registration closes on March 22nd, USCIS will conduct the selection process and notify all sponsoring employers of selected beneficiaries by March 31, 2024.

After that, H-1B filings for selected beneficiaries must be submitted between April 1st and June 30th.

Finally, if USCIS receives less filings than the 85,000 cap-subject H-1B it is allowed to approve annually, an additional round of registration selection may occur during the summer months.

If you have questions regarding H-1B cap registration, please contact ILG.