Companies that are filing H-1B cap-subject petitions from the second H-1B registration lottery for fiscal year 2024 are reminded that the 90-day filing period closes Oct. 31.
Additional Information: With the additional selections in the second lottery, this year’s overall H-1B cap selection rate rose to 24.8%, which is roughly on par with last year’s 26.9%, even with the surge in registrations this year. Last week, USCIS posted a proposed regulation to “modernize” the H-1B program, including the lottery. The proposed changes may impact FY2025 registration but do not affect FY2024 filing.
BAL Analysis: Companies should work with their BAL professional to ensure that their H-1B cap petitions are filed before the Oct. 31 deadline. USCIS has not indicated whether it will conduct a third lottery and accept additional cap-subject petitions. BAL will provide information as it becomes available.
This alert has been provided by the BAL US Practice Group.
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