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USCIS Releases FY 2025 H-1B Registration Statistics

USCIS Releases FY 2025 H-1B Registration Statistics

USCIS  has released statistics about this year’s FY H-1B lottery process:

Cap Fiscal Year Total Registrations Eligible Registrations* Eligible Registrations for Beneficiaries with No Other Eligible Registrations Eligible Registrations for Beneficiaries with Multiple Eligible Registrations Selected Registrations
2021 274,237 269,424 241,299 28,125 124,415
2022 308,613 301,447 211,304 90,143 131,924
2023 483,927 474,421 309,241 165,180 127,600
2024 780,884 758,994 350,103 408,891 188,400**
2025 479,953 470,342 423,028 47,314 120,603***


In its announcement, USCIS noted that “During the registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap, we saw a significant decrease in the number of registrations submitted on behalf of beneficiaries with multiple registrations.” They also highlighted compared to last year, both the number of unique beneficiaries and unique employers was comparable to last year, however the number of eligible registrations was down dramatically, by 38.6% compared to last year.  

USCIS further noted that “The number of initial selections for FY 2025 – 120,603 – was smaller than in prior years primarily due to establishing a higher anticipated petition filing rate based on the beneficiary-centric selection process (i.e. selection by unique beneficiary). USCIS selected the number of unique beneficiaries projected as needed to reach the congressionally mandated caps and exemptions. All properly submitted registrations for those beneficiaries that were selected were set to a selected status. Accordingly, the number of selected registrations was higher than the number of selected beneficiaries and this number is not completely comparable to prior years that used a direct registration selection method.”

USCIS further indicated that “the initial data for the registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap indicates that there were far fewer attempts to gain an unfair advantage than in prior years, owing in large measure to our implementation of the beneficiary-centric selection process…”

USCIS has not yet formally concluded the FY 2025 lottery or confirmed whether or not there will be additional selection rounds this year.

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

See also our Fiscal Year H-1B FAQs.


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