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#1 ragavindia

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

Hi all ,

 

Please use this thread to share details regarding h1b 2015 cap lottery and receipts updates .Best of Luck to all who are entering the lottery this year .



#2 sdhonad

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:36 AM

Guys  - Any guesses?



#3 sdhonad

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
Release Date: April 07, 2014

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

Before running a random selection process, USCIS will complete initial intake for all filings received during the filing period which ended today. Due to the high number of petitions, USCIS is not yet able to announce the date on which it will conduct the random selection process.

A computer-generated process will randomly select the number of petitions needed to meet the caps of 65,000 visas for the general category and 20,000 under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will reject and return filing fees for all cap-subject petitions that are not selected, unless found to be a duplicate filing. 

The agency will conduct the selection process for the advanced degree exemption first. All advanced degree petitions not selected will become part of the random selection process for the 65,000 limit.

USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap will not be counted towards the congressionally mandated FY 2015 H-1B cap. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed to:

  • Extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the United States;
  • Change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers;
  • Allow current H-1B workers to change employers; and
  • Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in a second H-1B position.

U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit www.uscis.gov or follow us on Facebook (/uscis), Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis) and the USCIS blog The Beacon.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:35 PM

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
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.  For more information on premium processing for FY 2015 cap-subject petitions, see the related USCIS Alert.

USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap will not be counted towards the congressionally mandated FY 2015 H-1B cap. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed to:

  •  Extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the United States;
  • Change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers;
  • Allow current H-1B workers to change employers; and
  • Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in a second H-1B position.

U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering, and computer programming.



#5 sdhonad

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:50 PM

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
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.  For more information on premium processing for FY 2015 cap-subject petitions, see the related USCIS Alert.
USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap will not be counted towards the congressionally mandated FY 2015 H-1B cap. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed to:

  •  Extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the United States;
  • Change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers;
  • Allow current H-1B workers to change employers; and
  • Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in a second H-1B position.

U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering, and computer programming. 

For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit www.uscis.gov or follow us on Facebook (/uscis), Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis) and the USCIS blog The Beacon.



#6 srinicali

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:47 PM

USCIS finished lottery and selected 65k+20k out of 172,500 petitions. If someone receives any communication from their HR/Lawyer/USCIS, please post a msg here ...



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:57 PM

USCIS finished lottery and selected 65k+20k out of 172,500 petitions. If someone receives any communication from their HR/Lawyer/USCIS, please post a msg here ...

Many people started receiving communication from USCIS.

 

I got mine picked up in lottery.



#8 rezam

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:00 PM

A friend of a friend received his email receipt today.

#9 geetla81

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:23 PM

Is your's advanced degree /regular quota?



#10 zenpeace23

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:38 AM

Hello, 

 

Did anyone from the advanced degree category receive their receipts?

 

Thanks



#11 preddy70

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:49 PM

Hello,

Did anyone from the advanced degree category receive their receipts?

Thanks



#12 preddy70

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:53 PM

Hi all, I received a call from my employer today, May 7th, that H1 B application was picked in lottery and received receipt#. Mine is a regular H1 B application.

#13 zenpeace23

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:27 AM

Hello all, Is there anyone who received a receipt for advanced degree/non -Premium Processing?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Congrats preddy70




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