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H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

The USCIS has announced that it has received enough electronic registrations for the FY 2025 H-1B cap to complete the initial selection process. The USCIS confirmed that it has notified all prospective employers with selected beneficiaries that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for such beneficiaries.

Each employer’s online account will now show one of the following statuses for each beneficiary registered:

  • Submitted: The registration has been submitted and is eligible for selection. If the initial selection process has been completed, this registration remains eligible, unless subsequently invalidated, for selection in any subsequent selections for the fiscal year for which it was submitted.
  • Selected: Selected to file an H-1B cap petition.
  • Not Selected: Not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.
  • Denied- Duplicate Registration: Multiple registrations were submitted by 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. It may take up to 72 hours for all of your case information to show on the case details page.

Only employers whose registrations were selected may file H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2025, and only for the selected beneficiary in the registration notice.  Starting April 1, selected registrants will have at least 90 days from selection in which to finalize and file those petitions according to the instructions on the selection notice. These will need to be filed with new form versions and increased fees, which are effective as of April 1, 2024.

It is possible that over the next 4-8 months, additional H-1B numbers may become available, so there is still a possibility of selection. We will be sure to contact all clients with any official USCIS communications.

For more information, visit the H-1B Electronic Registration Process page.

See also our Fiscal Year H-1B FAQs.






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