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USCIS Announces Closure of H1B Visa Cap

On August 23, 2022, USCIS made a significant announcement, revealing that they have received a sufficient number of H1B petitions to meet the H1B Visa Cap for the fiscal year. For individuals eagerly awaiting the outcome of the H1B lottery, this development holds crucial implications.

Understanding the “Not Selected” Status

If your H1B Lottery Registrant Account displays the status “Not Selected,” it signifies that your registration was not chosen, rendering you ineligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this specific registration.

Implications and Next Steps

The “Not Selected” status implies that your application did not make it through the lottery selection process. While this can be disheartening, it’s essential to comprehend the next steps. You may explore alternative visa options or consider reapplying in the next H1B cap season.

Navigating the H1B Cap Petition Landscape

Receiving a “Not Selected” status doesn’t mark the end of your immigration journey. Stay informed about future H1B cap seasons, understand the evolving landscape, and strategize accordingly. Engage with immigration professionals to explore alternative pathways that align with your goals.

Conclusion: Moving Forward After the H1B Cap Closure

The closure of the H1B Visa Cap brings a moment of reflection and strategic planning for registrants. Use this time to assess your options, seek expert guidance, and position yourself for success in future H1B cap seasons.

You can read the full announcement on the completion of the 2023 H1B Cap here: USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2023 H-1B Cap

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