The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap will open at 12pm EST on March 1 and run through 12pm EST on March 17, 2023. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using our online H-1B registration system.

USCIS will be assigning confirmation number to each registration submitted for the FY 2024 H-1B cap. This number is used solely to track registrations; you cannot use this number to track your case status in Case Status Online on the USCIS website.

Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use a myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. Prospective petitioners submitting their own registrations (U.S. employers and U.S. agents, collectively known as “registrants”) will use a “registrant” account. Registrants will be able to create new accounts beginning at 12pm EST on Feb. 21, 2023.

Once the registration period closes on March 17, USCIS will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications via users’ myUSCIS online accounts. The USCIS intends to notify account holders by March 31. Once selected, an H-1B cap-subject petition, including a petition for a beneficiary who is eligible for the advanced degree exemption, may only be filed by a petitioner whose registration for the beneficiary named in the H-1B petition was selected in the H-1B registration process. The petition must be filed with the USCIS before June 30th, 2023.

If you have not already reached out to us to begin your H-1B CAP preparation, please email us to get started to avoid missing key deadlines!