USCIS Reaches H1B Visa Cap for 2013 – 2014; Lottery Confirmed

Raghuram Sukumar H1B Visa 10 Comments

breaking newsBreaking News : H1B Visa 2014 Status News Update from USCIS.

USCIS announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2014.

Which means H1B Visa Lottery is Confirmed.

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.

USCIS will provide more detailed information about the H-1B cap next week.

H1B Visa 2014 Status

As expected H1B 2014 Cap is reached even before end of April 5, 2013.

There were unofficial news about 50,000 H1B Visa 2014 applications received on Day 1.

If you have applied under advanced degree cap, your have higher chance of getting selected in H1B 2014 lottery.

Get additional details – 3 ways to increase your chance your chance at H1B visa 2013 – 2014 Lottery



  1. Hi Raghu,
    I have a question regarding H1B lottery system. My employer filed my H1B on 2nd Apr. I understand that USCIS will declare result within 3-4 weeks. But how will I find that my case got selected in lottery or not ?

      1. Thanks for replying Raghu, So, there’s no way I can find it online ? 🙁

    1. Hi,

      Is there any information about when will USCIS declare the H1b lottery results?

  2. when require dependent fees? is it mandatory to paid dependedt fees during H1B petition submit to USCIS? How do I check LCA number is valid? I will be happy if any one give my question answer immediatly.

  3. Hi Raghu,
    You are doing great job. keep it up.
    I am working in a brand company . My current experience is 9 months as of now. I applied for h1b FY 2014. I have done Bachelor of engineering in computer science. I offered the job which suits my experience and degree. So, My questions are,
    1.With this much of background can i get the visa?
    2.what are the accepting chances? experience matters much in the process? u know any instances where a fresher or less than 1 year experienced guy got the visa?
    5. Any suggestion for my case?

    Please reply me because i m very scared about this……

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