USCIS Provides Details for the FY2025 H1B Lottery
USCIS announced that the H-1B lottery for FY2025 will open on March 6, 2024 and remain open until March 22, 2024. The registration fee will remain $10 per entry for this year’s lottery. However, it will increase to $205 per entry in next year’s (FY2026) lottery.
USCIS also stated that it has taken measures to reduce the likelihood of fraudulent entries in the lottery. Under the new registration process, selections will be made based on unique beneficiaries rather than registrations. This modification aims to minimize the potential for fraudulent activities and ensures an equal chance for each beneficiary to be selected, regardless of the number of registrations submitted on their behalf by an employer. Beginning with the initial registration period for Fiscal Year 2025, USCIS will mandate registrants to provide valid passport information or valid travel document information for each beneficiary.