H1B Visa Lottery 2018:

Improving Your Odds Of Success

Introduction

At the beginning of every H1B Cap filing period, H1B employers and H1B candidates have some essential queries – Will there be H1B lottery this year? What are the odds of getting selected in the H1B lottery?

A look at H1B lottery 2018 and the past is helpful in predicting what to expect in the upcoming H1B Cap filing season.

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H1B Lottery Trends – Insights To Improve Your Odds

Let us take a look at how the H1B lottery selections took place over the years, and how to strategize H1B Cap 2019 filings successfully.

DID YOU KNOW?
Less than 2 out of every 4.5 petitions received by the USCIS during the first 5 business days of April 2017 were selected in the H1B lottery 2018.

1. H1B Visa Lottery FY 2018

During the H1B Cap 2018 filing period that began on April 1, 2017 USCIS received 199,000 H1B petitions including petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption.

On April 11, 2017, USCIS conducted the H1B visa 2018 lottery to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 regular cap and 20,000 under the advanced degree exemption cap

DID YOU KNOW?
Less than 2 out of every 5 petitions received by the USCIS during the first 5 business days of April 2016 were selected in the H1B lottery 2017.

2. H1B Visa Lottery FY 2017

During the H1B Cap 2017 filing period that began on April 1, 2016 USCIS received over 236,000 H1B petitions including petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption.

On April 9, 2016, USCIS conducted the H1B visa 2017 lottery to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 regular cap and 20,000 under the advanced degree exemption cap.

DID YOU KNOW?
Less than 2 out of every 5 petitions received by the USCIS during the first 5 business days of April 2015 were selected in the H1B lottery 2016.

3. H1B Visa Lottery FY 2016

During the H1B Cap 2016 filing period that began on April 1, 2015 USCIS received approximately 233,000 H1B petitions including petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption.

On April 13, 2015, USCIS conducted the H1B visa 2016 lottery to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 regular cap and 20,000 under the advanced degree exemption cap.


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4. H1B Lottery FY 2015

USCIS received approximately 172,500 H1B Cap petitions during the first 5 business days filing period in  April 2014.

USCIS conducted the H-1B lottery on April 10, 2014 to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 regular cap and 20,000 under the advanced degree exemption cap.

DID YOU KNOW?
Less than 1 out of every 2 petitions received by the USCIS during the first 5 business days of April 2014 were selected in the H1B Cap 2015 lottery.

5. H1B Lottery FY 2014

USCIS received approximately 124,000 H1B petitions during the first five business days of the H1B Visa Cap filing period in April 2013.

USCIS conducted the H1B lottery on April 7, 2013 and began the premium processing for H1B cap cases in April 15, 2013.

DID YOU KNOW?
About 2 out of every 3 petitions received by the USCIS during the first 5 business days of April 2013 were selected in the H1B lottery.

H1B VISA LOTTERY 2019 – WHAT TO EXPECT?

The H1B Cap 2019 will certainly reach during the first 5 business days in April 2018 (April 2, 2018 to April 6, 2018) resulting in yet another H1B lottery. The competition will be even more intense this year when compared with previous years.

To help H1B employers and H1B applicants improve their chances of H1B lottery selection and approvals, VisaPro is offering a FREE FY 2019 H1B Filing Plan Consultation.

VisaPro attorneys helped clients’ secure 100% success with FY 2016 H1B Cap filings, i.e., 100% approval of all the selected petitions. This was possible with advanced planning and a unique strategy VisaPro methodically built for each candidate.

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