By CMusillo

The USCIS’s annual H-1B Cap lottery registration window is now open and will close on Friday, March 17, 2023 at noon Eastern. All entries into the Fiscal Year 2024 lottery must be submitted by noon to be considered timely registered and eligible for selection.

Musillo Unkenholt encourages registering all candidates as soon as possible to avoid any technical issues or delays.

If an employer has candidates they would like to enter into the lottery, the employer should reach out to their Musillo Unkenholt attorney as soon as possible.

The USCIS intends to notify registrants selected in the first round of the lottery by March 31, 2023. The USCIS may conduct multiple rounds of selection until it reaches the 85,000 H-1B quota, although they did not last year.