United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Reaches
H-1B Work Visa Lottery Cap for the Fiscal Year Starting October 1, 2023 (Competition Is at All-time High)
The H-1B work visa is the most commonly used work visa for newly hired professionals. In March 2023, more than 700,000 individual applications were registered for only 85,000 available new H-1 lottery sponsorships.
H-1B eligibility requirements include a bachelor's degree or higher and a qualified U.S. job offer. The window for H-1B lottery registration re-opens in March of 2024. We advise preparing H-1 lottery applications now to meet the registration deadline.
New rules from USCIS limiting H-1B lottery registration to only one registration per individual sponsored worker are expected for 2024. In past years, some prospective H-1B workers benefited from multiple registrations by different employers.