H-1B cap registrations increase by 57% to stand at 4.83 lakh for financial 2023
MUMBAI: The United States Citizenship and Migration Services (USCIS) got 483,927 H-1B cap registrations this fiscal (duration ending September 30, 2023), an approximate 57% increase over the fiscal 2022 filing season.
Of these registrations, USCIS has chosen 127,600 registrations (26% of the overall registrations gotten) to meet the H-1B quota– various facets such as the sponsoring company not going through with the actual filing process for the visa, the possibility of denial of the visas are factored in.
Migration law practice– Berry Appleman & & Leiden mentions that USCIS selected considerably more registrations in the initial lottery than in 2015 when it chose 87,500 registrations and subsequently conducted 2 additional lotteries.
The annual quota for H-1B cap visas is 85,000 (that includes 20,000 visas that are allocated under the Masters’ cap for those recipients having advanced degrees from US universities).
For the fiscal 2023 filing season, registrations were submitted by more than 48,000 prospective petitioners and roughly 31% of the qualified registrations requested were for the master’s cap.
Sponsoring companies whose registrations were accepted need to file the visa applications by June 30– the close of the filing season. This will be followed by processing of the applications consisting of requiring more details– if need be. The earliest the picked beneficiaries (H-1B cap workers) can begin work under this visa in the US will be October 1.
If the variety of visa applications gotten by June 30 falls short of the annual quota for financial 2023, a 2nd lotto could be conducted.
The H-1B registration procedure was presented for the first time in 2020. Under this process, sponsoring companies who seek to use H-1B cap workers (described as beneficiaries) first complete an online registration procedure that requires just fundamental info about the prospective employee. A lotto (aka random selection procedure is then performed) and H-1B cap visa applications have to be submitted only in respect of the picked beneficiaries.
For financial 2022, USCIS had actually gotten 308,613 H-1B cap registrations and at first picked only 87,500 registrations– which were projected as needed to reach the annual quota. However, owing to low filing volumes, a second lottery was kept in July 2021– based upon the original registrations and an extra 27,717 registrations were selected. This was followed by a third lottery in November 2021, with a choice of an additional 16,752 registrations.
Published at Sat, 16 Apr 2022 02:03:33 +0000