H-1B Season is Almost Here!

H-1B Season is Almost Here!

Since the category was created in 1990, Congress has limited the number of H-1B visas made available each year. The current annual statutory cap is 65,000 visas, with 20,000 additional visas for foreign professionals who graduate with a master’s degree or doctorate from a U.S. institute of higher learning.

According to USCIS, during last year’s H-1B Cap season (FY 2024), only approximately 24% of applications were selected. There were 780,884 total registrations, but only 188,400 were selected. In fact, 21,890 applications were not even considered eligible for registration for a reason other than duplicate registrations.


Total Registrations: 780,884

  • Eligible Registrations: 758,994
  • Eligible Registrations for Beneficiaries
  • With No Other Eligible Registrations: 350,103
  • Eligible Registrations for Beneficiaries
  • With Multiple Eligible Registrations: 408,891

Selections: 188,400

The H-1B visa process is complex and can be very stressful. If USCIS finds your registration to be improperly submitted, you will not be eligible to file a petition based on that registration. USCIS may deny a petition, or revoke a petition approval, based on a registration that contained a false attestation or was otherwise improperly submitted.

With this in mind, when preparing for the H-1B visa process, consider hiring The Scott Law Firm to assist you with your H-1B registration and petition. We are here to help walk you through the process. 

Our immigration attorneys are experienced with the H-1B application process, which will save you time and energy and ensure that you have the best chance of a successful application. 

When you hire one of our H-1B immigration attorneys, they will review the overall process and timeline with you and your employer, so you know what to expect and are thoroughly prepared. The immigration attorney will assist you with (among other things) conducting the initial H-1B registration, following up on lottery results, obtaining the most current and prevailing wage for your job or occupation, completing the petition along with all supporting evidence with the USCIS, and responding to any requests for evidence from the USCIS.

If you are an employer who is seeking to hire someone through an H-1B visa, or if you are a foreign national who wants to live and work in the United States, contact the immigration attorneys at The Scott Law Firm today!