Today at 12pm EST the H-1B Cap Registration widow will close, and US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct the FY2024 H-1B lottery. By April 1st, USCIS will electronically notify winners, and winners will have 90 days (until June 30th) to submit their substantive H-1B petition to USCIS for consideration. Yesterday afternoon registrants and attorneys were experiencing difficulty completing the H-1B registration process and many were receiving an error message when attempting to pay the $10 filing fee. This understandably created much stress and anxiety for all parties as the H-1B registration deadline is today. USCIS has acknowledged this issue and is working on a fix. USCIS states on its website that USCIS will extend the registration deadline to account for these technical difficulties, but has not released further information at this point in time. Stay tuned for more details and see this link for the most up-to-date information.
Fingers crossed for all of our H-1B cap applicants to be selected in the lottery! If you submitted the H-1B cap registration on you own and would like assistance preparing the substantive petition to USCIS please feel free to reach out to us for a consultation.