H-1B Visa Cap Fiscal Year 2024 Reached
According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the H-1B visa cap fiscal year 2024, starting from 1 October, has been reached. Plus, successful applicants have been informed of their selection.
In a recent statement, the Federal Agency confirmed that the H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2024 is reached since the department obtained sufficient online registrations in the initial period. This also includes the master’s cap or advanced degree exemption.
The USCIS randomly picked registrations that followed the application criteria adequately and notified selected petitioners of their eligibility to submit an H-1B cap-subject petition.
It should be noted that selected petitioners can file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2024 with the USCIS from 1 April 2023.
The USCIS also clarified that only petitioners whose registrations were selected can file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2024. Moreover, the petition must be for the beneficiary whose name is mentioned in the applicable selected registration notice.
Interestingly, the US Congress fixed the existing annual regular cap for the H-1B visa at 65,000, out of which 6,800 visas are reserved for the free trade agreements between the US and Chile as well as the US and Singapore. Visas that go unused in this group are carried forward to the next year’s regular H-1B cap.
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