The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they have received a sufficient number of petitions to meet the congressionally mandated quotas for H-1B visas. Specifically, they have reached the regular cap of 65,000 H-1B visas and the master’s cap of 20,000 H-1B visas for individuals with advanced U.S. degrees for fiscal year 2024.
In the coming days, USCIS will send non-selection notifications to registrants via their online accounts. If your registration is not selected, the status will be displayed as follows:
Status: Not Selected – This means that you are not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.
It is important to note that USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are exempt from the cap, which would include petitions filed for the following purposes:
- Extending the duration of stay for current H-1B workers in the United States.
- Changing the terms of employment for current H-1B workers.
- Allowing current H-1B workers to change employers.
- Permitting current H-1B workers to work concurrently in additional H-1B positions.
If you have any questions or require legal assistance related to H-1B visa matters, please do not hesitate to contact your Maggio Kattar attorney. We are here to provide guidance and support as needed.