H1B Visa 2014 Lottery Results – FAQ's

Raghu H1B Visa 124 Comments

Now we know H1B Visa 2014 Cap Count and USCIS H1B Visa 2014 Lottery results.

Here are some of FAQ’s on H1B Visa 2014 Lottery Results

How do I know if my H1B application is selected in H1B Visa Lottery?

USCIS will issue receipt number for H1B Visa applications selected in the lottery.

Receipt notice will me mailed to your attorney.

Typically, attorney will receive an email that looks like this

h1b receipt notice email

Will USCIS refund the filing fees for H1B Applications not selected in the lottery?

As mentioned in the USCIS official press release, filing fees will be returned if the application is not selected in the lottery, unless USCIS finds duplicate filings.

USCIS will reject and return the petition with filing fees, unless it is found to be a duplicate filing.

How to track the status of H1B petition processing?

Go to USCIS Case status online, enter your receipt number to check the status of H1B petition.

H1B Application Processing time

  • Regular Processing – 2+ months
  • Premium Processing – 15 days. Begins from April 15, 2013

For Regular H1B Cap, it can take even 3 months or longer considering the volume of H1B Visa applications USCIS have to process.

Expect to hear from USCIS before end of April, 2013 for Premium Processing.

What if my H1B application is not selected?

If you are already in USA then try other legal ways to stay in status.

If you are outside USA, then try other visa types.

What are the chances of  getting H1B for FY 2015?

It is not possible to predict what will happen next year. Comprehensive immigration reform bill can be to be introduced any this this week, there can be changes to H1B Visa rules next year.

  • Worried says:

    still waiting for my receipt number…
    is there any chance??

    • Surabhi says:

      Is there any official announcements regarding last date of receipts ?
      i m also waiting,
      some people are telling it can take june first week also,

      is it true?

  • Priya says:

    Hi , I am also still waiting…Is there any chance ????

  • disheartned says:

    when we will cme to know about lottery results for 2015 and how?

    when should we contact our employers for it if its not online

    • GGN U says:

      The random selection will take place on April 7th, Monday. The USCIS will send notifications to the employee representatives in batches ranging from April 8th to April 15th. The premium processing will start immediately on April 7th, even though the current USCIS webpage says that it starts on April 28th. The premium processing adjudication will be completed by May 12th at the latest. Regular processing will start thereafter, and depending on your file number, it might take anywhere between one day to five months.

  • Meenakshi says:

    I received a mail stating that awaiting lottery results as lottery done in batches….
    Is there still a hope ill be getting approval?

  • Norman says:

    My daughter is a South African working in the USA and last year renewed her H1B visa. We are informed that see can file with a different company. Our question is, what types are jobs is she permitted to do with this visa.

  • H1B query says:

    Hi Raghu,

    I have applied for h1b through one of Indian consultancy. Today when i call to them they are telling yesterday only i got the result and you are not selected in the lottery and they are not willing to return my money.How can i come to know whether they are applied H1b for me or not as i want to apply for next year also.I would like to confirm that.

    kindly guide me how to know whether they applied or not and how to get my money back.


    • Raghuram Sukumar says:

      1. You are not supposed to pay money for H1B 2. You should know that it’s possible that you can’t get the money back.

      Many people end up not getting the money back. How much did you pay?

      • H1B query says:

        Hi Raghu,

        Thanks for the reply.I paid Rs 1. 87,500 and they are saying they will apply for me on next year .But i am not willing for that. so they are saying now attorney only will responsible to return your package after deducting their fee .