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|
|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|
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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