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The H-1B quota random selection process (aka H-1B quota lottery)
for fiscal year (FY) 2023 (October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023)
was completed on March 29, 2022, when USCIS announced it had received enough
electronic registrations during the initial registration period to
reach the FY 2023 H-1B numerical allocations (65,000 numbers for
regular H-1B cap with an additional 20,000 numbers for the U.S.
advanced degree exemption). Additional information about the FY2023
H-1B quota lottery results is available in a previous MFEM Client
Alert at USCIS Announces Results of the FY2023 H-1B Quota
Registration Selection Process | Masuda Funai.
The number of registrations initially selected (127,600) for
FY2023 was significantly higher than previous years. In contrast,
for FY2022 (October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022), USCIS
initially selected only 87,500, after which the USCIS had to
conduct two additional random selection processes in order to
ensure that the available quota numbers were used during the fiscal
year. Last year, the results of a second random selection process
were announced on July 28, 2021, and results of a third random
selection process were announced in November 2021.
On August 23, 2022, the USCIS indicated that the H-1B quota for
FY2023 has been met. Therefore, the USCIS will not conduct any
additional random selection processes this year. Additionally, the
USCIS has updated its on-line system to indicate that registrations
which were not selected in the initial selection process are now
officially “Not Selected” in the FY2023 H-1B quota
The next H-1B quota registration period for the FY2024 H-1B
quota lottery should open in early March 2023. Employers are
encouraged to contact our firm in early February 2023 for
additional information about the FY2024 H-1B quota lottery and
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