Feb 28, 2023 Immigration Law

Reminder: H-1B Visa Lottery To Begin March 1st

The initial registration period for this year’s H-1B visa lottery will open at noon Eastern on March 1, 2023 and will run until noon Eastern on March 17, 2023. Please contact us as soon as possible if you intend to register an employee for the lottery this year and have not yet initiated the pre-registration process.

After the registration period closes, USCIS will run the lottery and notify selected applicants by March 31st.
As a reminder, H-1B workers who have already been selected in the lottery and who need to extend their stay, or change employers, as well as individuals who will work for a “cap-exempt employer” (which include institutions of higher education and certain related nonprofit entities, nonprofit research organizations and government research organizations) are not subject to the H-1B “cap” and therefore do not have to enter the lottery.