By CMusillo

USCIS announced that it has received a record 758,994 eligible registrations for the FY 2024 (March 2023) H-1B cap season. This is substantially more than the 483,927 registrations in the FY 2023 (March 2022) H-1B cap season, a 60% increase.

Here are the H-1B registrations totals for the last several fiscal years.
Fiscal Year H-1B Registrations
2024 758,994
2023 483,927
2022 308,613
2021 275,000
2020 201,000

USCIS has notified H-1B cap lottery winners. H-1B winners have until June 30, 2023 to submit their full H-1B cap petition to the USCIS for adjudication.

The USCIS report acknowledges that there may be “misuse” of the H-1B cap registration system. At the AILA Spring Conference, USCIS said that it expects to make investigations that could lead to both civil and criminal penalties for people who fraudulently filed multiple H-1B petitions.

As has been the case since the launch of the on-line registration system in March 2020, the USCIS will continue to update the H-1B cap winners list. Additional winners may be selected in subsequent rounds until March 2024. USCIS is not expected to notify any H-1B lottery entrants of non-selection until all 85,000 H-1B cap approval notices have been issued.