NewsFlash! H1B Cap Lottery Completed10 Apr 2014
On April 10, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the completion of the random selection lottery of H1B cap subject petitions filed for fiscal year 2015 (FY15). The USCIS has completed both the lottery for selection of the 20,000 advanced-degree exemptions (or, “master’s cap”) cases, as well as for the 65,000 regular cap numbers.
The USCIS reports receipt of approximately 172,500 total H1B petitions during the five-business-day filing period that ran April 1-7, 2014. This is a substantial increase over the 124,000 cap-subject petitions filed for last year’s H1B lottery.
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