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Old March 31st, 2013, 08:54 AM
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H1B visas may be decided through lottery this year



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The much sought-after H-1B work visas could be decided through lottery this year, industry experts and officials feel, based on initial feedback from companies, as the US starts accepting applications from Monday.

If it happens, it would be for the first time since 2008 that the fate of thousands of applicants for H-1B visas would be decided by a computerised draw of lots.

Even Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it expects the cap for H-1B visas to be filled in the first five days itself.
According to Congressional approved mandate, USCIS can reward a maximum of 65,000 H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2014 beginning October 1, 2013.

In addition, the USCIS can also reward 20,000 H-1B visas for those having masters or higher degrees from US academic institutions. This limit on H-1B visas has been in place for more than two decades now.

For three years from 2001 to 2003, Congress had increased the cap to 195,000, which was not reached.

"Based on feedback from a number of stakeholders, USCIS anticipates that it may receive more petitions than the H-1B cap between April 1, 2013 and April 5, 2013," USCIS said in a statement early this month.

If USCIS receives more petitions than it can accept, it will use a lottery system to randomly select the number of petitions required to reach the numerical limit.

USCIS will reject petitions that are subject to the cap and are not selected, as well as petitions received after it has the necessary number of petitions needed to meet the cap.

The lottery for the H-1B cap was last used in April 2008, when the cap was filled on the first day itself.

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Old March 31st, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Re: H1B visas may be decided through lottery this year

good.. its a lottery anyway.

theses days USCIS is granting visa for only the duration specified on Client letter.. which means they can extract 4K from petitioners almost every year in many cases.
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Re: H1B visas may be decided through lottery this year

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Washington: The much sought-after H-1B work visas could be decided through lottery this year, industry experts and officials feel, based on initial feedback from companies, as the US starts accepting applications from Monday.

If it happens, it would be for the first time since 2008 that the fate of thousands of applicants for H-1B visas would be decided by a computerised draw of lots.

Even Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it expects the cap for H-1B visas to be filled in the first five days itself.
According to Congressional approved mandate, USCIS can reward a maximum of 65,000 H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2014 beginning October 1, 2013.

In addition, the USCIS can also reward 20,000 H-1B visas for those having masters or higher degrees from US academic institutions. This limit on H-1B visas has been in place for more than two decades now.

For three years from 2001 to 2003, Congress had increased the cap to 195,000, which was not reached.

"Based on feedback from a number of stakeholders, USCIS anticipates that it may receive more petitions than the H-1B cap between April 1, 2013 and April 5, 2013," USCIS said in a statement early this month.

If USCIS receives more petitions than it can accept, it will use a lottery system to randomly select the number of petitions required to reach the numerical limit.

USCIS will reject petitions that are subject to the cap and are not selected, as well as petitions received after it has the necessary number of petitions needed to meet the cap.

The lottery for the H-1B cap was last used in April 2008, when the cap was filled on the first day itself.

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I think USCIS is playing an April Fool's prank.

2nd April ko sabke g@nd pe laat padegi -- no H1B
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Re: H1B visas may be decided through lottery this year

Looks like H1b cap was reached in just a few days. Anybody waiting for filing for this year is now officially hosed.
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Looks like H1b cap was reached in just a few days. Anybody waiting for filing for this year is now officially hosed.
anybody who didn't plan to have the H1 application delivered on the 1st or 2nd april was anyway hosed..

I recall how desi consultancies used to work nights even on weekends to complete applications in the last week of march every year..
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