The USCIS will conduct a second round of H-1B visa lottery selection for FY 2024, with 20,000–25,000 petitioners expected to be chosen.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revealed earlier this week that they will hold a second-round selection for the H-1B visa lottery for fiscal year 2024.
According to Day 1 CPT Universities study, the lottery will most likely be held over the following few days, by August 2. Furthermore, the lottery is expected to choose 20,000–25,000 H1B applicants.
Each year, the USCIS is authorized to issue 85,000 cap-subject H-1B visas. USCIS executed the initial random selection procedure on correctly filed electronic registrations for the FY 2024 H-1B quota in March 2023. As a result, only around 70% of the authorized quota had been issued, leaving a substantial number of visas available.
The USCIS will choose these registrations. The USCIS will choose at random from previously submitted electronic entries.
What determines the second round of the lottery?
The government calculates the number of applications required to fill the visa allocation and normally picks more candidates than the available number of visas to accommodate individuals who do not file for different reasons. “If the computations, which are only statistical projections, are incorrect and there are still visas available,” Khanna added, “a second round of the lottery may be held to allocate the remaining visas.”