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  • H1B ....Lottery conducted.....

    Release Date: April 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption.

    USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 10, 2014, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption. For cap-subject petitions not randomly selected, USCIS will reject and return the petition with filing fees, unless it is found to be a duplicate filing.

    The agency conducted the selection process for the advanced degree exemption first. All advanced degree petitions not selected then became part of the random selection process for the 65,000 limit.
    On March 25, USCIS announced that they would begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than April 28.

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  • #2
    Receipt number?

    Did anyone(their attorney) get email from USCIS with Receipt number?


    • #3
      Received reply from USCIS

      Hi, my application got selected in the Lottery process but there is no information whether it was a part of Advanced degree selection or the General set of applications.