USCIS announced this week that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions needed to reach the 85,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year (FY) 2023, which begins October 1. This announcement means that USCIS will not run a second H-1B cap lottery this year.

USCIS has updated the H-1B cap online system, and the status of the remaining registrants’ online accounts has changed from “Submitted” to “Not Selected.”

USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. These include H-1B extensions, amendments, changes of employer, and concurrent employment for existing H-1B workers.

If you have any questions about this announcement, please contact your Graham Adair representative or email

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