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USCIS Releases New Data on Current and Historical CAP H-1B Registration Selection and Approval Metrics (FY 2025)


USCIS recently released data about how many cap H-1B lottery registrations were selected for case submission for FY (Fiscal Year) 2025 (the current Cap fiscal year) in relation to annual H-1B quota levels for each respective year, and in relation to the total approval rates for submitted petitions. The data shows the following:


FY 2025 Cap registration period: 

  • 470,242 Eligible registrations submitted (-38.6% under FY 2024). 
  • 114,017 Beneficiaries initially selected by USCIS 


FY 2024 Cap registration period: 

  • 758,994 Eligible registrations submitted by employers 
  • 110,791 Registrations selected by USCIS in total 

The initial information and data from the registration period show a decrease in attempts to gain an unfair advantage compared to previous years.  USCIS is attributing this decline to the implementation of the new beneficiary-centric selection process and the thorough fraud investigations conducted.


Meltzer Hellrung continues to monitor data and information released by the government about FY 2025’s H-1B cap lottery selection rates and procedures to relay valuable insights to our clients about their organization’s prospects for cap selection and approval success. Please contact us if you have any questions about how your organization is specifically affected.