It’s that time of the year again. The H-1B cap season for FY 2024 will soon be in full swing.
USCIS has just announced that the H-1B initial registration period for the FY 2024 cap is scheduled to open at noon ET on March 1, 2023 and will remain open until noon ET on March 17, 2023.
Prospective petitioners (also known as registrants), and their authorized representatives, who are seeking authorization to employ H-1B workers subject to the cap, must complete an electronic registration process on their myUSCIS online account to receive a chance at selection. The registration process is simple and easy, requesting only basic information about the prospective petitioner and each requested worker.
The H-1B FY 2024 selection process will be based off properly submitted electronic registrations. Only those with selected registrations will be eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions.
That means that in order to have a chance of being selected, all prospective petitioners and their authorized representatives seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2024, including for beneficiaries eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first register during the registration period (March 1, 2023, to March 17, 2023) and pay the associated $10 registration fee for each beneficiary.