Breaking News : 50,000 H1B Applications on Day 1

Raghuram Sukumar H1B Visa 8 Comments

breaking newsHere is the first H1B Visa 2014 Cap Count Update – 50,000 H1B Visa Applications on Day 1 ( April 1, 2013)

This is still unofficial news coming from FCi Federal, company supplying workers to USCIS  service centers.  This news is first reported by Computer World.

With 50,000 H1B visa Applications in Day 1, H1B Visa lottery is certain.


This news shows that USCIS press release did create a sense of urgency, mini-panic among employers to file the H1B application is first 5 days of April.

Now, we know H1B Visa 2014 Lottery is real possibility.

Check out 3 ways to beat the H1B visa 2014 lottery.

H1B Visa 2014 Total Cap Count

H1B Visa can be applied under 3 different Cap – General, Advanced and Cap-Exempt.

  • 65,000 – General H1B Cap (or Regular Cap)
    • 1,400 H1B1 visa numbers are available for Chileans
    • 5,400 are set aside for Singapore nationals.
  • 20,000 – Advanced Degree Cap (Masters and above degree from USA)
  • No Quota – Cap-Exempt Companies (Non-Profit Research Companies)

With 50,000 applications already received on Day 1, we can expect over 65,000 + 20,000 in first 5 days.

USCIS is expected to publish the official H1B Cap count numbers after first 5 days in April.


  1. If I selected in lottery then in emergency if I have to go back to my original country is it allowed for me ? Then what are situations for me? Please guide me

  2. Hopefully yes,But the news provided to you is from Great source
    USCIS Reaches FY 2014 H-1B Cap

    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) 2014. USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption. After today, USCIS will not accept H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2014 cap or the advanced degree exemption.

    USCIS will use a computer-generated random selection process (commonly known as the “lottery”) for all FY 2014 cap-subject petitions received through April 5, 2013. The agency will conduct the selection process for advanced degree exemption petitions first. All advanced degree petitions not selected will be part of the random selection process for the 65,000 limit. Due to the high number of petitions received, USCIS is not yet able to announce the exact day of the random selection process. Also, USCIS is currently not providing the total number of petitions received, as we continue to accept filings today. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap.

  3. Hi All,

    Nothing to be panic, as per information i got it today from someone inside. recieved around 25,000 application for regular quota and around 7,500 application for Master Quota till 3rd April 2013. i quota will not close till MAY 30th 2013.

    1. where are you sir, the news updated in sit, why we are not penic, we don’t have choice only wait and watch!!!!!

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