U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has received sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the FY 2023 H1B cap. USCIS has received sufficient number of petitions needed to reach both the statutory annual H1B Cap of 65,000 under the general category, as well as the 20,000 under the U.S. advanced degree exemption category (popularly known as the “H1B Masters Cap”). USCIS has also completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts and the status for registrations properly submitted, but not selected in the FY 2023 H1B lottery, is now shown as “Not Selected: Not selected – not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.”
While the FY 2023 H1B Cap has reached, USCIS will continue to accept petitions that are H1B Cap exempt, including H1B petitions filed on behalf of current H1B workers who have been counted previously against the H1B Cap, and who still retain their Cap number, to;
- extend the stay of a current H1B worker;
- change the terms of employment for current H1B workers;
- allow current H1B workers to change employers; and
- allow current H1B workers to work concurrently in a second H1B position.
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