USCIS Update

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a crucial extension to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period. Initially set to close on March 17, 2023, at Noon EST, the deadline has now been extended to Monday, March 20, 2023, at 5 pm EST.

Reason for the Extension

This extension was necessitated by technical issues encountered on March 16, 2023, which prevented some users from completing the H-1B registration process. USCIS has since resolved this technical glitch and, to accommodate those affected, has extended the registration period.

Impact on Previously Submitted Registrations

USCIS has confirmed that the technical difficulties did not impact any FY 2024 H-1B registrations that were already successfully submitted and paid for. This assurance is crucial for applicants who managed to complete their registration prior to the occurrence of these issues.


The extension of the registration period is a significant relief for applicants who faced hurdles due to the technical issues. USCIS’s responsiveness in extending the deadline ensures that all interested parties have a fair chance to complete their H-1B Cap Initial Registrations for FY 2024.

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