H-1B CAP FY 2024 Introductory Guide for Employees

January 21, 2021

Last Updated on February 26, 2023




Corporate Immigration Partners (CIP) has affiliated with Envoy Global as their new immigration technology provider to give you 24/7 visibility into case processing. Now that an H-1B CAP case has been opened in your account, we wanted to provide you with some additional information and next steps.

You should have received an account invitation from [email protected]. This invitation contains a link to create a password and join the account; please note that it will expire after 48 hours. If you need us to re-send an invitation, or if you require any help with login, you can reach out to the Customer Experience team for assistance.

About The H-1B CAP Lottery

The H-1B CAP lottery opens each government fiscal year. During this time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants 85,000 new H-1B visas. The “cap” refers to the limit on the number of H-1B visas issued in a year. Typically, USCIS receives more than 85,000 filings, which is why they conduct a random selection, or lottery, on the H-1B CAP cases received.

About Electronic Registration

Last year, USCIS changed the H-1B CAP lottery selection process. Now, all employers are required to register prospective H-1B beneficiaries via its online system called myUSCIS. If you are selected in the lottery, your employer may move forward with submitting the H-1B CAP petition on your behalf.

What You Can Expect Next

Now that a case has been opened in your Envoy account, you and your employer will be instructed to complete a case questionnaire and upload supporting documentation. The questionnaire is used internally to gather information needed to draft the forms and supporting documentation for this case. Please complete the questionnaire to the best of your ability and upload as many documents as you have that are applicable to the case.

After the case has been submitted for review, the legal team will review all the documents and information provided. The legal team will let you know after the initial review is complete and if anything additional is needed.

Envoy’s Customer Experience Team Is Here To Help

The Customer Experience team can help with most questions about using your account, which includes uploading documents, posting questions to the legal team, etc. All legal questions should still be directed to your dedicated CIP Legal Team.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 866-963-4266
Live chat: Accessible at the bottom right of your account
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST (except U.S. holidays)