Breaking News: H-1B Initial Selection Period Complete

News RoomMarch 31, 20230

Breaking News: H-1B Initial Selection Period Complete

Options for Those Not Selected Available

On Monday, March 27, 2023, USCIS announced that the H-1B initial electronic registration selection period was complete, confirming that H-1B Cap petitions for those selected may be filed starting April 1, 2023. Our attorneys have been hard at work notifying those who have been selected of next steps and informing those who have not been selected of any applicable plans to maintain status either in the United States, or reviewing options for Canadian immigration.
Those not yet selected remain on a “waitlist”, eligible for potential selection if USCIS determines that it requires additional registrants to meet the statutory quota. In the past, USCIS has ran multiple lotteries to meet the H-1B cap quota, and we hope this could mean another draw this year, but cannot guarantee another draw. If additional lotteries are conducted for this year (Fiscal Year 2024), the “waitlisted” registrations will automatically be included – no further action is required.
For those who have not been selected wondering about back up options, we invite you to attend our firm’s webinar hosted by Managing Partner David Brown. The webinar entitled “Back Up Options for Those Who Didn’t Make the Cap Registration – US Options” will take place tomorrow, Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM PT, 2:00 PM ET. Register below!
We will continue to closely monitor the status of the H-1B Cap throughout the year and let you know of any updates in that regard.

Back Up Options for Those Who Didn’t Make the Cap Registration – U.S. Options

Unfortunately every year we deal with multiple cases involving individuals who don’t get accepted into the H-1B Cap and it is important to have a back up plan for your lawful status. Managing Partner, David Brown, will speak in depth about the options available to individuals who have not been accepted. Don’t miss this important talk to better understand the options available to stay in the U.S. 

[Spoiler – many of these options are options regardless of an individual’s situation and so can be used by many others who aren’t in this situation. Ultimately this is a good primer on visa options available to individuals who are running out of time/may need a new status to rely on.]

Back Up Options for Those Who Didn’t Make the Cap Registration – Canadian Options

For companies implementing contingency plans for foreign nationals in the U.S., Canada offers a plethora of untapped and innovative immigration programs that will allow companies to relocate their employees quickly and easily to Canada while minimizing disruptions to the workforce and client deliverables.

Join Managing Partner, David Zaritzky Brown, and our Canadian Practice Lead, Clinton Green for a discussion about how U.S. and Canadian companies can leverage immigration options in Canada to provide continuity for those U.S. workers who run out of runway because of an unsuccessful H-1B cap season.

Once registered, you will receive an email with a link to use to join the video chat on the day of the event. Please note: This link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you. If you ever misplace the invitation link, simply visit the webinar schedule on our website

If you have colleagues who may benefit from our talks, you are welcome to invite them to join by sharing our webinar schedule where they can subscribe for further information.

Don’t miss these opportunities to increase your knowledge on important immigration issues!

Thank you and we look forward to having you at the event.

Best Regards,

The Team at Brown Immigration Law

** This newsletter/memo is provided for informational and discussion purposes only. It does not act as a substitute for direct legal contact on an individual basis **


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