H1B Visa 2024 Registration, Check H1B Visa Status Online, Date, Timelines, Lottery, Prediction, Requirements, Fees, Application Deadline on my.uscis.gov
The H1B visa is a type of non-immigrant visa that permits employers and foreign nationals to employ non-immigrants in their businesses, usually in specialty occupations. It is one of the most popular work visas in the United States, as it allows holders to work and live in the country. H1B cap for the financial year 2024 registration will start on 1st March and remain until 17th March. Interested applicants must create an account and fill in all the required details to submit their registration. The applicant must possess at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and specialized knowledge in the field of the profession they seek to work in. Read this article, to know about the related details of the H1B Visa 2024.
H1B Visa 2024
The visa is available to qualified applicants who have been offered and accepted employment in the United States. If approved, the visa holder can live and work in the US. The main purpose of the H1B visa is to provide companies in the United States with the ability to hire foreign professionals with highly specialized skills that are not available in the domestic labor force. To qualify, the applicant must have a job offer in a specialty occupation and possess the necessary educational qualifications and/or experience to fill the role and the wages and working conditions are similar to those offered to citizens of the US.
H1B Visa Fiscal Year 2024
USCIS grants new H1B visas according to the fiscal year. The USCIS fiscal year differs from the calendar year that it does not begin in January and ends in December. USCIS’s fiscal year begins on October 1st of one year and ends on September 30th of the subsequent year. Approximately six month before the start of upcoming fiscal year. USCIS will accept H1B petitions for the year 2024. The time table for FY 2024 starts in March, with petitions due on April 1, 2023, for the FY 2024 season. Employers seeking to hire H1B workers to work in the US from October 1, 2024 to be considered in the H1B FY 2024 season. This is essentially the entire period from the start of registration submission till the time you work in the US on H1B Visa.
H1B Visa 2024 Timeline
|H1B 2024 Process||Dates||Activities during this period|
|Create H1B Registrants Account||Start from Feb 21st, 2023||Employers or H1B Sponsors create their H1B Registrant accounts. They need to use the registrant accounts to submit H1B registrations.|
|Start Date to submit H1B Registrations||March 1st, 2023||Starting date for Employers login to the USCIS H1B Registration system and submit registrations for applicants that intend to hire on H1B Visa|
|End Date to submit H1B Registrations||March 17th, 2023||Last date for Employers to submit H1B registrations.|
|H1B Registration Lottery Selection, Results||March 18th, 2023 to March 31st, 2023||USCIS conducts random selection, aka H1B lottery, and informs results during these days.|
|H1B Petition Filing Dates||April 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2023||Employers can file H1B petitions for selected applicants in the H1B Lottery during this period. An employer needs to prepare a full petition with LCA and all applicant’s details and send the package to USCIS|
|H1B Petition Processing by USCIS, Decisions||April 1st, 2023 onwards||USCIS processes the H1B petition filed by the employer from April 1st onwards and it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.|
|H1B Visa Stamping at US Consulates||July 1st, 2023 onwards||If you are an applicant outside of the US, you need to get an H1B Visa Stamp in the passport to enter the US on H1B Visa. You apply for it at a US Consulate/Embassy.|
|Start Working on H1B Visa||October 1st, 2023 onwards||USCIS fiscal year 2024 starts from Oct 1st, 2023 and this is when the cap-subject applicants can start working. If your petition was approved and you got the visa, you can enter the US and work from Oct 1st, 2023. If you are already in the US, your status will change to H1B from this date|
H1B Visa Quota for FY 2024 – Masters vs Regular Cap
The H1B Visa has two types of quotas: the regular quota and the master’s quota. The number of H-1B visas granted annually by the US Congress has been limited to 85,000. This is known as the H1B quota cap. Here is a list of each of their current annual quota caps, which also applies to H1B FY 2024.
- H1B Regular Quota: 65000 visas
- H1B Master’s Quota: 20000 visas (candidates must have passed US Master’s Degree to be eligible for this quota)
It is important to note that about 6,800 visas have been earmarked for the respective residents under the free trade agreements of Singapore and Chile. About 6,800 are classified as H1B1 workers. Thus the total number is theoretically less than 85,000 annually in terms of H1B quotas. But, in general, only a few are consumed in Chile and Singapore.
H1B Visa 2024 Online Registration
- Create a myUSCIC account prior to submitting the Registration Application Applicant must pay $10 nonrefundable fee.
- The Website Address is my.uscis.gov.
- If users are submitting their registration then they need to log in using the “Registered” account.
H1B Visa 2024 Lottery Prediction
We expect the H1B Lottery status for the FY 2024 season to be related to the last fiscal year. We may see more registrations for the FY 2024 season as compared to last year due to the continuous increase in the demand for H1B visas. You can read our in-depth study on this topic in H1B Visa 2024 Lottery Predictions.