The USCIS has released official news that they have completed the second round of random selections of the remaining FY 2024 H1B visa registrations and have selected enough registrations to reach the cap. The USCIS reports that they selected 77,600 additional registrations in the second round of the H1B visa lottery. All petitioners with selected beneficiaries have been notified.
Petitioners with selected registrations will be able to file H1B cap-subject petitions for beneficiaries named as selected within the filing period indicated on the selection notice. This filing period will be open for at least 90 days. While not announced by USCIS, sources report that the open filing period for second round selections is August 2, 2023 through October 31, 2023.
NoteOnline filing is not available for H1B petitions, so petitioners must file by paper for their selected beneficiary. A printed copy of their registration selection notice must be included in the application.
Has USCIS Confirmed the Second Round 2024 H1B Lottery is Complete?
Yes, the USCIS has now confirmed in a news release that the second round of selections for the FY 2024 H1B visa lottery is now complete.
How Do I Know If I Was Selected in the Second Round 2024 H1B Lottery?
If you have been selected during the second round of the 2024 H1B visa lottery, your registration status will be “Selected”. It is recommended to reach out to your petitioner to check your registration status to confirm whether or not you have received a selection the second time around.
Will There Be a Third Round for the FY 2024 H1B Lottery?
Based on the number of random selections made in the second round of the 2024 H1B lottery and the statement of the USCIS in their news release announcing the completion of the second round stating that they believe they have chosen enough selections to reach their cap for this fiscal year, it doesn’t appear that there will be a third lottery round held.
For more information on the H1B visa cap lottery, visit the USCIS website.