USCIS Completes FY 2025 H-1B Cap Season Initial Registration Selection

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap.  


USCIS randomly selected enough properly submitted H-1B cap registrations for unique beneficiaries to satisfy the quota for both the regular H-1B visa cap and the master’s cap. USCIS has notified all prospective petitioners with selected beneficiaries that they may file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary.  

Registrants will see one of several messages in their online accounts:  

Submitted: The registration remains eligible, unless invalidated, for selection in any subsequent selections for FY 2025. 

Selected: Selected to file an H-1B cap petition. 

Not Selected: Ineligible to file an H-1B cap petition. 

Denied – duplicate registration: Multiple registrations were submitted by or on behalf of the same registrant for the same beneficiary. If denied as a duplicate registration, all registrations submitted by or on behalf of the same registrant for this beneficiary for the fiscal year are invalid. 

Invalidated – failed payment: A registration was submitted but the payment method was declined, not reconciled, or otherwise invalid. 

Deleted: The submitted registration has been deleted and is no longer eligible for selection. 

Processing submission: USCIS is processing your submission. Individuals will not be able to access the draft during this time. It may take up to 72 hours for all case information to appear on the case details page.  

Selected Beneficiaries May File H-1B Cap Petitions  

Starting today, April 1, 2024, USCIS will allow FY 2025 H-1B cap-subject petitions to be filed for a selected beneficiary based on a valid registration.  

USCIS notes that the H-1B cap petition filing period will last at least 90 days. Please see our previous post about information regarding the correct filing location and other relevant information.  

Envoy is pleased to provide you with this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Anne Walsh, Partner, at Corporate Immigration Partners, P.C., a U.S. law firm who provides services through the Envoy Platform (the “U.S. Law Firm”).      

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