Friday, April 17, 2015

H-1B Lottery Conducted for more than 230,000 Petitions

The USCIS announced receipt of 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 13, the agency used a computer-generated random lottery, to select petitions for the 65,000 general-category cap and the 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption (masters' cap). The agency conducted the masters' cap selection process first. All unselected advanced degree petitions then became part of the random selection process for the general 65,000 limit.