FY 2023 H-1B Cap Update: USCIS Receives 483,927 H-1B Registrations

USCIS has received 483,927 H-1B registrations from over 48,000 prospective petitioners towards the FY 2023 H-1B cap. The number of registrations received, and the number of selections made in the H-1B lottery are as below:

FY 2023 FY 2022
Total Registrations 483,927 308,613
Selections in First H-1B Lottery 127,600 87,500
Selections in Second H-1B Lottery No additional selections announced yet 27,717
Selections in Third H-1B Lottery No additional selections announced yet 16,753
Total Selections 127,600 131,970

USCIS calculates the number of petitions needed to meet the H-1B cap for a given fiscal year taking into account historical data related to approvals, denials, revocations, and other relevant factors. USCIS conducted three selections last year, in March, July and November, 2021. USCIS has not confirmed if there will be additional rounds of selections this year as well.

We will continue to monitor developments related to the FY 2023 H-1B Cap filings and will keep our readers updated.

If your H-1B cap registration has been selected in the lottery and if you have any questions or need help filing an H1B cap petition, contact VisaPro Law Firm today. We’ll talk through your priorities and recommend strategies for the H1B cap petition filing based on our attorneys’ near 100% success rates.

To learn more on alternatives to the H-1B visa, check out H1B Visa Alternatives: After H1B Cap Has Reached.

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