On August 23, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced they have received enough H1B petitions to meet the H1B Visa Cap.
In some cases, an F-1 Student’s status and employment authorization expire before the H-1B visa can be issued on Oct. 1. This creates a gap between the expiration of the F-1 status and the beginning of the H-1B visa status. Qualifying F-1 students with a gap before the start of their H-1B visa are allowed to remain in F-1 status under the “H-1B Cap-Gap Extension.” See if you qualify for the H-1B Cap-Gap extension.
USCIS has notified those that were selected in the first round of the FY2023 H-1B lottery. If you were selected your status will change from “Submitted” to “Selected”. We discuss what happens next if your status remains “Selected” here.
USCIS has begun notifying those that were selected in the FY2023 H-1B lottery. Selection in the H-1B lottery is just the first step in the process. We discuss what to do after you are selected in the H-1B lottery here.