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Quick Hits

  • Employers have until noon (EDT) on March 25, 2024, to register candidates for the FY 2025 H-1B cap lottery.
  • Registration requires companies to set up an online account with USCIS.

The registration period had been set to end at noon (EDT) on Friday, March 22, 2024. Late on Thursday, March 21, 2024, the agency extended the deadline through Monday, March 25, 2024, at noon (EDT).

Next Steps

The additional time provided by the extended deadline allows companies and attorneys to continue to register through the weekend. This extension is a welcome update, as the USCIS H-1B registration system had experienced technical issues throughout the registration period. USCIS will issue a confirmation once the lottery has been completed. Lottery results will be posted on the USCIS organizational online account.

Ogletree Deakins’ Immigration Practice Group will continue to monitor developments and will publish updates on the Immigration blog as additional information becomes available.

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