H1B Visa 2016 – Regular Processing Results Coming In…

Can you imagine H1B Visa 2016 cap season is already here? Are you applying for H1B Visa this April 1, 2015? Then continue reading this article.

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H1B Visa 2016 – Introduction Video

I started covering about H1B Visa here in the blog from Fiscal Year 2009 cap season. Now, the 2016 cap season is about to begin in April.

If you are a first time H1B applicant, I know the what exactly what you will go through (emotionally and physically ) at every step of this H1B Visa process.

Read this Warning Ahead if  submitting H1b Visa 2016 application and you will understand what emotional challenge awaits you.

[pullquote type=”right”]  I personally know the impact of getting selected in the H1B Visa lottery vs not picked-up in the lottery. Plus, how that affects your life, family, career and future. [/pullquote]

In this article, I will educate you and enlighten you over the next several months of this H1B Visa Cap Season. Are you with me? Let’s get started.

You will learn the following topics from this article : Latest H1B Visa news from USCIS, Quota details, important application dates, H1B Visa lottery predictions, cap count increase, H1B visa process, Employers, Sponsors, important application dates, H1B Fees, and above all an helping hands to get you across to the next step in your career.

Are You Applying for H1B Visa 2016?
H1B Visa applicants ( like you) come from different knowledge levels, like

  • Novice – New to this H1B application process and need guidance (applying for the first time)
  • Intermediate – Learned About H1B Visa in recent months (or Spouse is H1B worker)
  • Expert – Not picked in the Random Lottery in Previous Year (or years).

On top of this, if you have tried unsuccessfully in getting H1B in the previous year lottery, it adds more pressure.

I know lot of applicants from last year, who had one last shot in getting selected in the H1B Lottery after completing an Advanced Degree from U.S. Universities, but were not successful ( or unlucky).

H1B Visa 2016 Cap Count

So, you may ask, are there any possibility for H1B Visa cap count increase this year?

I can flat out say, No. Maybe in your dream 🙂

President Obama can’t increase the cap count by executive action. Only Congress can increase or decrease the H1B Cap. So, as of today, there’s no news about increasing the H1B Visa cap for 2016 cap season.

Having said that, current cap numbers are available

  • General Cap – 65,000
  • Advanced Degree Cap – 20,000

I don’t want to complicate by adding H1B1 cap count here. So, for the sake of numbers, lets keep the cap to 65,000 and 20,000.

Important Application Dates

Let’s start with Important Dates you need to know for FY 2016.

Before going into Dates, you need to know What does Fiscal Year (FY) stands for.

USCIS Defines Fiscal Year as following

Currently, the twelve month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30.

When, I say FY 2016, it means, 12 month period with following Start and End Dates:

  • Start Date – October 1, 2015
  • End Date – September 30, 2016

H1B Visa Cap of 65,000 in General Category and 20,000 in Advanced Degree Category is allocated for Fiscal Year 2016.

You may ask, Why are we applying in April for FY that starts in October?

Well, USCIS accepts application up to 6 months in advance. This applies not only to new H1B Visa petitions, but even for H1B Transfer and Extension, that’s the maximum.

This 6 month limit comes into the picture if you are a Student in OPT Period. You may be wondering, I have a lot of months left in OPT, can I request USCIS to have H1B Visa start date after October 1, 2015?

The answer is No. Because, applicant can’t request start date beyond 6 months from date of application. Because, students in OPT status don’t have to pay FICA taxes and they like to save some money. But, there’s a way (possibly around that).

H1B Cap Count Increase?

This is the biggest question this year so far. Since, EAD for H4 Visa rule was passed, there’s widespread speculation that President Obama can magically wave a wand and increase the H1B Visa Cap count.

As of today, there’s always talk about increasing the H1B Visa cap, but it’s unlikely new law will be passed from now till April of this year to increase the General or Advanced Degree Cap count.

H1B Visa Application Process

h1b visa process

I would say, there’s 4 steps in H1B Application Process

  1. Preparation Phase
    1. Immigration Attorney (Questionnaire)
    2. Applicant  (Send Documents)
    3. Employer (Initiates the conversation)
  2. Application Phase (Attorney and Employer)
    1. Attorney submits an application with the Department of Labor (DOL)
    2. Then Attorney submits applications to the Department of Homeland Security (USCIS)
  3. Processing Phase
    1. Petition Evaluation is made by USCIS
    2. RFE (if required)
    3. Approval, Denied Decision
  4. After Approval (USCIS, Employer and You)
    1. Receive I-797 approval Notice (USCIS sends it to Attorney)
    2. Visa Stamping  (Department of State, which controls U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates)
    3. Change of Status to H1B or Travel to U.S.A. on H-1B Visa stamping in the passport

H1B Visa 2016 Lottery Predictions

I’m writing this blog post on March 1, 2015. If, I had written this article in December of last year, I would I have said, this year went to crazy as last year and there will be H1B Visa 2016 Lottery. But, as of today, I  think there will be H1B Visa lottery. That’s my prediction.

Here’s my official H1B Visa 2016 Predictions.

H1B Sponsors (or Employers)

Are you still looking for a job (or a consulting company) who can apply for H1B Visa?

Perhaps you are looking for a backup sponsors in addition to your primary sponsor to increase your odds of getting selected in the lottery.

or you maybe looking for an H1B visa sponsors in India and I received so many questions from tech workers in India, Australia asking if I know a consultant who can process H1B Visa this year.

Here’s my experience – Lot of applicants take this “dive head first” approach when it comes to H1B sponsor’s selections process. They just think, paying money to a consultant will solve their problem. But, such stories always have a twisted ending.

Where to Get H1B Visa News and Latest Updates?

There’s a bunch of ways to get the latest news and updates from USCIS about the lottery and approval dates, times, processing time via HappySchools.com

  • Sign-up to Receive H1B Updates via email
  • Join Premium Facebook Support Group (coming soon)
  • Post your questions below (for answers from the community of H1B Visa Applicants).

 

795 Comments

  1. Noor on October 19, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Hi,
    I got approval notice(I-797) on June 2016 for h1b. I want to know before when i need to get my visa stamped. Its getting delayed to get release from current project.

  2. Shan on September 27, 2016 at 3:43 AM

    Hello Raghu,

    My h1b visa was filed on 11 of April 2016 from an consultant and still i see status “Case was received” . Its already almost 6 months , Can you please let know if it take this long ?

    Thanks

    • Raghuram Sukumar on September 27, 2016 at 8:55 AM

      Yes, that’s expected. That’s why I’m selling H1B Visa 2017 lottery guide (which has all these timelines).

  3. Vignesh on February 22, 2016 at 2:15 AM

    Hi Raghu,
    Good Day!!

    I got my H1B approval on October 2014. Initially i have applied work permit for 1 year(Planned later can be extended) and work permit got expired on October 2015.Still my VISA has not been stamped. My LCA date ends on June – 2017. Am i eligible for raising the CAP exempt? If so Please advice me on the process of applying the CAP exempt.

    Thank you!
    Vignesh R

    • Raghuram Sukumar on February 22, 2016 at 7:21 AM

      Vignesh, you should be eligible for H1 transfer to new employer. It maybe better to post your question to Attorney Murali.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on February 22, 2016 at 7:21 AM

      Vignesh, you should be eligible for H1 transfer to new employer. It maybe better to post your question to Attorney Murali.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on February 22, 2016 at 7:21 AM

      Vignesh, you should be eligible for H1 transfer to new employer. It maybe better to post your question to Attorney Murali.

  4. Rajeev on January 27, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Hi Raghu– Asking again the same concern,,, plz answer this time.

    Thanks a lot for this informative platform which easing everyone life regarding their visa concern!!

    I do have concern regarding h1b after approval. Recently I got my h1b approved I-797C. It has duration from 7 Dec 15 to 15 Oct 18.
    My concern:
    Is their any time constraint regarding visa stamping and when should I go for stamping?
    When my visa duration will start against 6 year limit?
    1). The day when my visa got stamped or the very first day when I will lend in USA.?
    2). The date which is given in I-797C is the start date against visa duration?

    Please answer my concerns , It would be appreciated if u guide me on this.

    Happy new year to u and ur family !! 🙂

  5. Ganesh Nagarajan on January 24, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Hello Raghuram,

    First of all kudos to this knowledge base what you are doing here.

    I am an Oracle Consultant came to USA by April 2015 as Oracle Middleware Specialist for an University(Univ Sponsored my VISA) on H1-B(Cap Exempted). For some personal reason I wanted to join Private Companies(IT) for my betterment and I am aware that I cannot use my current VISA as it is not counted against the cap numbers.

    Opt 1: By reading through several forums I come to know that Concurrent VISA application can be done; but I dont know how that works.

    Opt 2: Also I am thinking if an employer could sponsor my fresh H1-B under Cap Subjected for FY 2016-2017 once after selected in lottery with VISA approval I shall start working for them by October 1, 2016.

    I would appreciate if you could provide me any direction from the above 2 options which would be better for me in you experience.

    Thanks
    Ganesh

  6. kbr on January 18, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    Hello H1 B Seekers & Experts ,

    My H1 B application got picked up last year lottery and got an RFE from USCIS in September 2015. My sponsor responded to it in december 2015 , it is currently being reviewed by USCIS.

    In the mean time , my current employer is also planning to apply for an H1B for me this year :

    Would my current H1 B application be affected by my employers H1 B application & vice versa in any way ?

    Please share your opinion/thoughts on this !!!!

    • Raghuram Sukumar on January 18, 2016 at 7:32 AM

      You have to seek a legal opinion on this. People in the forums are not experts to answer side effects of the second application from the same employer. You can post it via Ask an attorney.

  7. Piya on January 14, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Hey Raghu,

    Mine is H1B (regular, non AD) from April 13th 2015, but still in “Case was Received” status as of Jan 14th 2016.
    Anyone in the same situation as mine, please let me know .

    • Shrimp on February 5, 2016 at 8:46 AM

      I have the same status piya, CASE RECEIVED, desperately waiting

    • anand on February 20, 2016 at 9:17 AM

      Most of H1B Lottery selected in year 2015 is very delay compared to previous years.
      Any specific reason for that?

      • Raghuram Sukumar on February 21, 2016 at 9:30 AM

        Yes. More workload at USCIS. And possibly they are spending more time to approve.

  8. Ram on January 14, 2016 at 5:59 AM

    Hi Ragu,

    Could you please respond on below query?

    I have attended visa interview on 31st Dec 2015(Mumbai) and they issued 221g . In that they mentioned, send all supporting documents with employer tax document.
    So my employer(Advantage IT Inc) provided to me all the required documents.
    Now the problem is, in 221g they clearly mentioned document size should not exceed 2MB. but my employer split the documents in 3 separate emails and sent to me. first email contain 16MB, 2nd one 21 MB and 3rd one is 17 MB. its not at all possible to split 2MB as they asked all supported documents which employer sent to USCIS earlier. Please suggest me will it cause any problem?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on January 14, 2016 at 7:08 AM

      You are the first person to ask this. See if you can unzip the files to make it smaller. If not, mail the consulate and ask for help. Let me know what happened.

  9. Sandeep on January 12, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    My case (H1b, RP, Non-advance) is still in “Case was Received” since April 13th, 2015 status. It’s almost mid of January, 2016 now with the same status.

    Anyone else in the same situation?

    Please reply so that I can at least correlate.

  10. Tina on January 11, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Hi,

    I have applied for H1B last year. In Aug end my consultant received an RFE to respond and he replied to that by Oct 27th. Its been more than 2 months now the status says “response to RFE received, we will work on it”. How long do you think this can take to come out with a result? Do you think there is a possibility of approval still?

    Thanks,
    Tina

  11. Sushmi on January 10, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Hi Raghu.

    Thanks for all your time in answering our questions,

    Why do they deport students from US after getting a visa??
    Does the scenario occur to H1B visa??
    What are the important Do’s and Don’ts

    • Raghuram Sukumar on January 11, 2016 at 8:08 AM

      1. Unqualified students.
      2. Visa doesn’t guarantee entry into USA.

  12. Nagi on January 6, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    I am planning to apply for this year H1B. Can you guess what will be the no of applicants for this year as the H1b fee is doubled.can we expect more luck in lottery?

  13. Sinner on January 4, 2016 at 6:47 AM

    After I -797 approval and before going for Visa Stamping ; Can i change the employer ?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on January 4, 2016 at 8:44 AM

      Yes. you can change the employer.

  14. Rajeev on December 30, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Hi Raghu

    Thanks a lot for this informative platform which easing everyone life regarding their visa concern!!

    I do have concern regarding h1b after approval. Recently I got my h1b approved I-797C. It has duration from 7 Dec 15 to 15 Oct 18.
    My concern:
    Is their any time constraint regarding visa stamping and when should I go for stamping?
    When my visa duration will start against 6 year limit?
    1). The day when my visa got stamped or the very first day when I will lend in USA.?
    2). The date which is given in I-797C is the start date against visa duration?

    Please answer my concerns , It would be appreciated if u guide me on this.

    Happy new year to u and ur family !! 🙂

  15. Nick on December 14, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Hi Raghu:

    You are always the most helpful resource. I have a question and I trust you rather than posting my question anywhere else.

    I came to US on F1 Visa and then got a job, worked on OPT at the fullest. In Apr 2015, the company filed H1B for me and it got approved in July 2015. The company later terminated my employment in the mid August saying that they would not send my withdrawal notice until October 1,2015. Later they told me that they sent my withdrawal notice on Oct 1 as they promised.

    Luckily I got another job and the new employer’s attorney filed my H1B Transfer petition on Oct 2, 2015. I am still waiting for the decision. I have spent well amount of sleepless nights now. I am really worried.

    I am worried that the USCIS don’t get the withdrawal notice before the transfer application. Please guide me on this. What do you think can be the best option to go for in this situation.

    If they process both applications on the same day, will that effect my status ? I have already started my work with the new employer.

    Thanks a ton in advance,
    Nick

    • Raghuram Sukumar on December 14, 2015 at 10:38 AM

      Questions affecting your status/stay in USA SHOULD go to an ATTORNEY. With your case, check with Attorney Murali.

      My guess – You shouldn’t have a problem. But, that’s my opinion. Alos, do H1B in premium.

      $20 bucks could give you some sleep for sure 🙂 You can ask an Immitorney via Ask an Attorney – https://www.happyschools.com/ask-an-attorney/

  16. H1 B Seeker on December 14, 2015 at 2:01 AM

    Hello All ,

    H1 B applications which received RFE are taking some time to get processed … causing a delay in months to start employment .

    What would be the best way to answer if Visa Officer questions as follows :

    1. How did you & your employer manage your dependency as the start data has been delayed by months ?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on December 14, 2015 at 3:52 PM

      That’s the job of your employer and attorney.

  17. Reddy on December 14, 2015 at 1:55 AM

    Hello All ,

    My sponsor is a small counsultancy with < 20 employees , est 2013 and H1 B dependent . Would such profile be a cause for H1 B rejection ?

    Any such similar company profile H1B applicants got approved /rejected ?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on December 14, 2015 at 3:52 PM

      Check their Visa approval and Denial Rates.

  18. Vinay on December 12, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    Can you please throw some light on the status “Notice explaining USCIS actions was mailed” because even my employer says that this is a new status introduced this year.

    Thanks,
    Vinay

    • Raghuram Sukumar on December 18, 2015 at 9:22 AM

      Your employer should be receiving the notice shortly via mail. If approved, you would see “Approval” and “pos decision activity”.

      I hope it’s not denial.

  19. Ashish on December 10, 2015 at 2:29 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    I had received RFE and which i had responded 3 months ago but still there is no update on my case. Does it really take so long to approve the case.
    When i spoke with my employer they told nowadays USCIS is taking even upto 6 months to approve the case

    • Raghuram Sukumar on December 10, 2015 at 8:17 AM

      Yes. It’s taking long time for service centers to approve the processing.
      Upgrade to premium if required.

  20. rald on November 21, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    In DS160 should our U.S POC contact details address match with our Work location address..Bcoz i have given U.S POC home address inthere.

  21. rald on November 21, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    I have aquery reg, DS160…..Does the Work Place address where we are going to work and the U.S POC address details should match??

    • Raghuram Sukumar on November 22, 2015 at 5:41 AM

      I can’t answer that. Ask your employers attorney

  22. IT_GUYS on November 16, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    Thanks for all your reply so far. I have one big question regarding my H1B stamping.
    I do not have ITR file for any year as i have never filed it. However I have all the form-16 with me. Is form-16 be enough while going for stamping? please suggest. I am at loss due to this.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on November 16, 2015 at 10:44 AM

      They really don’t need your IT returns for H1 stamping. Recent paystubs should be good enough.

  23. petition_copy_query on November 9, 2015 at 3:19 AM

    Hi Raghu,
    My petition got approved on 4th Nov and updated in USCIS website. When may I expect to get the approved petition copy ? Any idea?

  24. Animva on October 30, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Hello raghu and everyone

    My h1b petition approved for location X for a client Y. My petitioner is an US based MNC who has major working chunk in India. I don’t have an opening in the location X but there are people who are working at location X for the same client Y. Now I am going for a different location Z for the same client X.
    Is it fine for me to go ahead for stamping for the same location X, and then file an amendment for location Z

    Anybody with the same situation can suggest if this is good to go option,

    I am from India, planning to attend visa interview in india

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 30, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      This is something your employer have to work out with their attorney. You can ask this via Ask An Attorney link as well.

  25. Anil on October 23, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Hi Raghu.

    I have got the reciept notice in the month of July with recipet number from consulatants, but when i checked it on USCIS Status website, it is showing like below
    “On June 5, 2015, we made a change to your receipt notice for your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC15******756. We mailed you a notice describing how we are processing your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you move, go to http://www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.”

    No update after that, it is been 4 months now.
    Please put some light on this to understand whats going on? Or I have to still wait for update.

    I have asked this to consultants they said, they cannot comment unless Attorney updates them.

    Regards,
    Anil

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 23, 2015 at 9:53 AM

      That’s happening frequently. It maybe because your case could be transferred to new service center.

  26. H1b2015 on October 22, 2015 at 3:05 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    My case status is still ‘Case Received’. Is there any reason for this delay?

    ‘Case Received’ means the case is still untouched or something is going on and its not updated.
    Atleast they can issue RFE is something is mising.
    Do you any idea about the delay?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 22, 2015 at 7:02 AM

      Can you do Premium?

      • H1b2015 on October 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

        Just got RFE today. My employer was not willing to upgrade to premium. Lets see if he can send the reply with premium request

        Thanks!

        • Raghuram Sukumar on October 25, 2015 at 8:35 AM

          Ok. Sometimes you have to pay for Premium.

  27. Raj on October 14, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Raghu,
    I didn’t receive H1B return package. I am the only person or many people in same situation. Please suggest.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 14, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      It should have come long time back (or lost maybe). did you get receipt notice?

      • Raj on October 15, 2015 at 12:34 PM

        I didn’t get any information from USCIS. How can we track. Or Should i wait for some more time.

  28. Ram on October 14, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    Hi Ragu,
    Could you please comment on this?
    Got RFE on Jun24th and my employer send the required documents on Sep 1st week. Still the status showing ‘Request for Additional Evidence Was Mailed’. RFE time line is 90 days only.
    Could you please tell me, is this any problem?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 14, 2015 at 7:51 AM

      I have seen this happen. If you are looking for faster response, you should consider upgrading to Premium Processing.

    • raj on October 14, 2015 at 12:16 PM

      Raghu,
      I didn’t receive H1B return package. I am the only person or many people in same situation. Please suggest.

      • Raghuram Sukumar on October 16, 2015 at 9:15 PM

        You are the only person to report here.

  29. Amit on October 6, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Hello friends,

    I’m looking for any good consultants who can sponsor H1B for me this year 2016. I tried to look every where but still couldn’t find anyone genuine, so if anyone has any leads please let me. It will be a big help.

    Thanks in advance.

    Amit

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 6, 2015 at 7:47 AM

      It’s impossible to find a good company. Trust me.

  30. Ram on September 29, 2015 at 5:13 AM

    Got RFE on Jun24th and my employer send the required documents on Sep 1st week. Still the status showing ‘Request for Additional Evidence Was Mailed’. RFE time line is 90 days only.
    Could you please tell me, is this any problem

  31. krish on September 24, 2015 at 4:04 AM

    Hi,

    i got h1b visa stamped in 2008 nov.Because of some reasons my employer told me to dont come now .In 2010 i went to usa and i started to work.my h1b got expired in 2011 aug.applied for renewal and it got extension for 1 year.in between my marriage is fixed so i came india in oct 2011and i went for stamping they denied my visa with out any query.my question is can i reopen my h1b case are not,can u please help me.thank you.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on September 24, 2015 at 7:14 AM

      Krish – There’s always a way to figure out why your visa was denied. You have to work with an Attorney to sort this out. Sorry, I can’t help you with my expertise.

  32. Aspirant on September 22, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Hi raghu,
    Thanks for all your time in answering our questions,

    I have a query – Once our petition is approved and again if there is any chance for amendment to be filed will the risk of rejection get reduced??

    Or is it that H amendent has more rejection risk??

    Thank you

    • Raghuram Sukumar on September 22, 2015 at 10:48 PM

      What sort of Amendment?

      • aspirant on September 22, 2015 at 11:17 PM

        Hi raghu,
        Thanks for all your time in answering our questions,

        I have a query – Once our petition is approved and again if there is any chance for amendment to be filed will the risk of rejection get reduced??

        Or is it that H amendent has more rejection risk??

        Amendment is for location change and Project change for the same client.

        • Raghuram Sukumar on September 23, 2015 at 8:04 AM

          Location change and project change is the new requirement that came within last few months. There’s always a risk when application goes to USCIS (and you are working for a consultant). If you need the right legal answer, you can ask here – https://www.happyschools.com/ask-an-attorney/

  33. VeryUrgent!!! on September 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    With lots of hope, I am asking you a query.
    I have got RFE on 14th august, 2015 and in uscis it is clearly mentioned that if you do not recieve the mail by 13th sept, 2015, you can go ahead for e-request. It has been more than month and i am yet to recieve the mail from my employer about the documents. They are telling that they are still waiting for the mails from uscis. Cannot they go for e-request now? could you please help me what to do in this scenario?

  34. Aarthi on September 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Hi Raghu

    I am on H4 currently and i got my H1B visa approved in the lottery this time.
    However, my I94 still shows the H4 visa details.

    Can you please tell me when my I94 would be updated with the H1B details?

    I am asking this because i have my H1B visa documents from consultant and want to make sure i can goto the SSN office on October 1st along with I94 for applying SSN

    Regards
    Aarthi

    • Raghuram Sukumar on September 16, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      Your New I-94 will be attached to H1B Approval Notice at the end.

  35. Ram on September 15, 2015 at 3:42 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    I recently h1b got RFE,
    RFE they are requesting for
    1. similar jobs
    2. Specialty education
    3. Client agreements,
    4. POs,
    What is is similar job means
    What is Specialty education do i need to write any certification.
    Any suggestions in this situation
    Appreciate your help on above concern

    thanks for your help in advance

    • Raghuram Sukumar on September 15, 2015 at 6:47 AM

      Question to your attorney 😀

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        I recently h1b got RFE, RFE they are requesting for 1. similar jobs 2. Specialty education 3. Client agreements, 4. POs, What is is similar job means What is Specialty education do i need to write any certification.
        Any suggestions in this situation Appreciate your help on above concern

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        Will these questions easy to answer by my client

  36. Rahul on September 11, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Our cheque was cashed first week of may and we have not received any receipt number yet. Our lawyer say he has immigration stamps on his bank statement that shows it was cashed by immigration but we are worried for receipt number. Anyone facing same issue?

  37. shraven4u on September 8, 2015 at 5:27 AM

    Hi

    I recently h1b lottery picked, got RFE,
    RFE is

    1. What is similar jobs means in RFE
    2. Specialty education
    3. Client agreements,
    4. POs,

    What are documents i need to submit for 2 nd query shall i need to write any additional exams
    What is Similar Jobs in RFE

    Thank
    shravan reddy

    • shraven4u on September 8, 2015 at 5:28 AM

      Any suggestions in this situation

      Appreciate your help on above concern

  38. Reddy on September 7, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Hello Raghu & Co H1 B Seekers ,

    My Employer says that the cheque has been debited , but haven’t received any receipt number so far.

    Have you come across any such cases ? , Any suggestions …

    I am a bit tensed to be without a receipt number till now …

    • Raghuram Sukumar on September 8, 2015 at 8:55 AM

      Package was returned? I have seen such cases in the past. There’s no way to find out the reasons, unless Attorney calls USCIS.

      • Reddy on September 8, 2015 at 9:11 AM

        The package wasn’t returned.
        Employer said he will follow up with USCIS regarding no correspondence after Cheque deposit.

  39. Navya on September 3, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Hello,
    I have a question about my status. My H1 got picked in lottery and it is in processing. Mean while I got my H4 EAD. Now I dont want to work on H1 and I want to choose my H4 EAD for working. when I told my consultancy to revoke my H1, they told me that they cant revoke it while it is processing, and they also told once it is approved they will revoke it. My question is, if my H1 is approved will my status automatically changes to H1, and do I have to apply for change of status for my H4 again. Or as I didnot started working on H1 and my employer revoked before working on it,will my H4 status remain as it is.
    Thank you.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on September 3, 2015 at 4:14 PM

      If your CSO goes through, then your status will be H1 from Oct 1. then you have to file COS to H4 and apply for H4 EAD. Refer to Self-Prep H4 EAd filing guide for how to file H4 EAd/

      • Navya on September 3, 2015 at 4:31 PM

        Hello Raghuram, Thanyou for the immediate response. I didnot understand what do you mean by “your COS goes through”. While processing H1B is there any specific application for COS.

  40. kbr on August 26, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    My H1 B sponsor tells me that the cheque has bee deposited , but there hasn’t been any correspondence from USCIS so far ; We don’t have a receipt number till now ;

    Is anyone aware of such cases that happened before ?

    What could have went wrong for not receiving correspondence from USCIS till now ?

    Any suggestions in this situation

    Appreciate your help on above concern

  41. Rveer38 on August 11, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    Hi Guys,

    My Petition was file under Premium CAP EXEMPT and got the receipt mail on Aug 4th, 2015 with Case ID EAC152185****. Still waiting for the response from USCIS. Anyone in the same boat?

  42. Ashish on August 11, 2015 at 4:10 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    Its been 120 days my application was picked in lottery(13 April 2015) but still i havent heard any updates from USCIS regarding my application approval. What is the maximum duration in which USCIS shall reply on my application status.

    Application was applied in Vermont centre.

    • raghuraj on August 11, 2015 at 4:18 AM

      Ashish, not to worry. many people are on the same boat. You may expect some status change in coming 2-4 weeks. Mine got chnaged to “name was updated”
      on 8th Aug . not sure of this status finger crossed.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on August 11, 2015 at 6:19 AM

      There’s no maximum duration. I know folks who got approval in Feb (after filing in April). avg time is 5 months.

  43. Urgent!! on August 10, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Hi Raghu,
    I need your expert advise on my question below. Please its on urgent basis and try to answer it as soon as you get time.

    Currently , i am in states on L1b Visa.My H1b picked in a lottery and i got a RFE anad RFE has been submitted six weeks ago. If my visa gets approved by end of August. If i plan to go to India in september and come back to US in septmeber itself on L1B visa without getting stamped of H1B.
    Would it be possible to file COS in October? Also, i heard H1B is intacted with i-94 dates and if i travel in september, I-94 dates will get changed. How it will behave while applying COS.

  44. Deepaak M B on August 10, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Request for Additional Evidence Notice Was Mailed.

    On August 7, 2015, we suspended processing of your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number WAC1514251666, because we need more information from you. Your notice explains what we need from you to resume working on your case. We will not take action on your case until we receive the evidence or the deadline to submit it expires. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your request for additional evidence notice by September 6, 2015, please go to http://www.uscis.gov/e-request to request a copy of the notice. If you move, go to http://www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

  45. PSK on August 9, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Hello,

    I’m a Master’s student here in USA. I have completed all my course work in 2013 May but was stuck with my Research Project since then. I have worked on CPT and OPT for 1 and half year. This year my employer filed for my H1-B under Master’s quota and got approved. But my problem is, I did not complete my master’s yet. I still need to complete 1 credit in order to get my Master’s degree.

    So can anyone let me know how does it effect in future? I still have my OPT Extension till next year October (2016). What should I do now? Should I cancel my H1 or do something else. Please advise me.

    • PSK on August 10, 2015 at 7:05 PM

      Can anyone help me out with this question. Thanks in advance!!!

      • Raghuram Sukumar on August 11, 2015 at 6:23 AM

        https://www.happyschools.com/visa-status-questions/

        Post your question to Attorney for the reasons mentioned in above article.
        Don’t don’t anything “destructive” by getting answers from blog posts and forums. Reason I say that is because you already mentioned “Canceling” H1B.
        Get Legal Help.

  46. Raju on August 8, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Hi All

    today my case status got changed to “Name was Updated”

    Any idea, what does it mean?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Raju on August 10, 2015 at 5:38 AM

      Raghu, any idea on this status?

      • Raghuram Sukumar on August 11, 2015 at 6:24 AM

        This is something new and I don’t know why they are updating this.

  47. Deepaak on August 6, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    Hi Raghu

    Still there is no update from USCIS, when i will be getting update on the Approval for my petition

    On April 13, 2015, we received your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number WACXXXXXXX, and sent you the receipt notice that describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your receipt notice by May 13, 2015, please call Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283. If you move, go to http://www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

  48. kumar on August 4, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Hi Raghu
    Received H1B receipt number today(Aug/04/15) , New petition Masters/Premium . Just wondering Howzz this possible when lottery was conducted in April

    • Satish9 on August 4, 2015 at 10:57 PM

      How USCIS works is a mystery so anything could be possible.My one cent,you could be in wait listed candidate and got the opportunity for some denied petition.Not sure what Raghu thinks? Anyway congratulations!

      • Raghuram Sukumar on August 5, 2015 at 9:02 AM

        What is the date on the Receipt Number?

        • kumar on August 5, 2015 at 6:58 PM

          Date on receipt : Date Received: 04/13/2015
          but when i check my status in USCIS with my receipt number status is shown as : “On August 4, 2015, we received your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number WAXXXXXXXX, and emailed you a receipt notice. It is being processed at our California Service Center location. The notice describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you move, go to http://www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.”

      • kumar on August 5, 2015 at 6:59 PM

        Thanks 🙂

    • prem on August 5, 2015 at 10:09 AM

      HI Raghu,

      I have received from my employer yesterday that my petition is in RFE and has asked me to send few other docs. Does this means my petition is selected in lottery and then it goes to RFE status or after submitting necessary docs again there would be a lottery selection process.
      I havs not received any receipt number.
      Thanks in advance.

  49. kumar on August 4, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Hi Raghu
    Received H1B receipt number today(Aug/04/15) , New petition Masters/Premium . Just wondering Howzz this possible when lottery was conducted in April

  50. Archith on August 2, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Hi Raghu ,

    My case status still says ” Case was received ….” as of August 2 ,2015 and this has been the same since May 4th,2015 .
    Is it normal for the Regular processing cases with this kind of time wait ( ~ 4 months ) .
    Should I expect to see a status change in another month ? Any thoughts ?

    Thanks,
    Archith

  51. vishal.hirapara on July 29, 2015 at 3:33 AM

    Got approval,

    On July 27, 2015, we approved your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC1514853****. We will mail your approval notice. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you move, go to http://www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

    Thanks a lot Raghu. Your blog helps me a lot during complete h1b process. This blog cleared all my doubts and been a tension free. My complete process was so smooth just because of this blog.

    Thanks again.

  52. Vishal on July 29, 2015 at 3:08 AM

    Got approval,

    On July 27, 2015, we approved your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC151485****. We will mail your approval notice. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you move, go to http://www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

    Thanks a lot Raghu. Your blog helps me a lot during complete process. I have cleared many doubts and been a tension free. My complete procedure was so smooth just because of you. Thanks again.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on September 12, 2015 at 6:15 AM

      Thanks Vishal. Happy to Hear that. Please hang around to help others based on your experience 🙂

  53. Kumar k on July 19, 2015 at 7:22 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    On July 16, 2015, we approved your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EACxxxxxxxxxx. We will mail your approval notice. Please follow the instructions in the notice.

    How much time it takes to go for stamping stamping ? what would be the employee start date.

    Thnaks,
    Anand

    • Archith on August 2, 2015 at 11:54 AM

      Hi Raghu ,

      My case status still says ” Case was received ….” as of August 2 ,2015 and this has been the same since May 4th,2015 .
      Is it normal for the Regular processing cases with this kind of time wait ( ~ 4 months ) .
      Should I expect to see a status change in another month ? Any thoughts ?

      Thanks,
      Archith

  54. Gaurav11 on July 17, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    Mine application still showing case was received, while I checked later number of my receipt number, they got approved.

    How much they will take and they pick randomly start work on that, as later got approved while my and other below are still in-progress.

    • Srinivas on July 21, 2015 at 6:57 AM

      My case is also in received status for more than 2 months now (from May13th) from vermont service center.

      Someone pls share if you know, on what based they are picking the petition and processing it. Is there any possibility of rejection from this status other than RFE.

      • Ashlee on July 21, 2015 at 10:33 AM

        Could please share first few numbers of your receipt. Even my status is showing as received from April 13th from Vermont, still haven’t got any updates after that. My receipt num is EAC1514651*** .

  55. Raj on July 16, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    My Status still shows

    On April 15, 2015, we received your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC*******, and sent you the receipt notice that describes how we will process your case.

    Does that mean i will have to wait some time more ? Till September 30th?

  56. Sudha on July 13, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Hi,

    Recently my H1 B got picked in the lottery.But the present status is it is in suspened state due to RFE.
    The RFE is due to the previous employee experience letter.But I have submitted the previous employee releiving letter which includes the expereince letter as well.But they are expecting the expereince letter ;as per my previous organsation norms they have included both in one form.
    Could you guide me how I should proceed further.

    Thanks in advance

    • Anurag on July 16, 2015 at 3:36 PM

      Hi Sudha,

      If the USCIS asks for any doc in RFE, that means thats the standard they follow and need that doc. if you don’t respond back with the asked doc, they might put it back to RFE again. If the doc is not provided further, they have right to cancel the petition.

      FYI: Last year I have also gone thru this RFE pain where they had asked list of documents. And this is what I got to know from my employer. They have to respond with all the docs asked by USCIS in the RFE. Fortunately I provided all docs asked and am in USA now 🙂

  57. USVisaSeeker on July 13, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    What is H1b visa expired Cap exempt visa. I worked in the US in 1999-2000 for 1.5 years for regular employers , then stayed in India continuously, Can now some employer apply for the refreshment / resurrection of that visa ? Is this what is Cap Exempt visa?

    Thanks

    • Raju on July 15, 2015 at 3:22 AM

      Yes, any employer can apply for you and it wont come under CAP. provided that you worked on H1B visa at that moment.

      • ganesh on July 15, 2015 at 9:45 PM

        I got h1b approval for me in year 2001. The sponsor did not proceed further for stamping etc. So I neither got it stamped nor traveled to US. I have the case number and approval uscis screen shot. Can I get CAP exemption and file a fresh CAP exempt petition for h1b.

        • Raghuram Sukumar on July 15, 2015 at 10:18 PM

          Now, you can’t get cap exemption. Only previous 6 years counts.

  58. ullasrastogi on July 9, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    I have got H1B this year and have received petition from my employer for client A, but now last month my client merged with client B and formed new tax entity with name AB company.

    So can I work at same client office, same location on same petition, or do I have to amend petition with AB company client name.

    Please share your views.

    Regards, Ullas

    • Raghuram Sukumar on July 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM

      You should ask you employer’s attorney.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on July 20, 2015 at 11:59 AM

      Your attorney should answer this.

  59. Marie on July 6, 2015 at 6:01 AM

    Same dilemma here. My company said that the final result is not available yet. My project advised me to get a L1B visa instead but I can’t get another visa if there is no final result for my H1B visa yet. This is so frustrating because I really don’t know when to expect for the final result. There’s nothing I can do to pull out my H1B Visa.

    • USVisaSeeker on July 9, 2015 at 5:57 AM

      Is it that if someone has approved H1B (selected in lottery) and its process is pending, then during that time he/she would not be allowed to apply for other visa like L1 visa?

  60. kvramji75 on July 3, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Hi Raghu,
    Got selected in Lottery as per my employer on 10th May ’15 . But yet to get the H1B petition approval mailer from my employer. My company has asked to wait for 16-20 weeks to know the status.

    Is there any way to check the H1B petition approval status?
    Regards,
    Ram

    • Vishal on July 7, 2015 at 4:58 AM

      Certainly your company is fooling you. It should not take more than 4 weeks to give you a I-797 if your case is approved. You should be visa ready before October at the earliest. With H1B approved, you are travel ready in the first week of October. 16-20 weeks counts to 4 more months, min. which is way to much to meet the Oct deadline, to the earliest.

      • kvramji75 on July 7, 2015 at 12:26 PM

        Thanks Vishal…After getting through in USICS Lottery am waiting for the approval mailer from employer/USICS. No idea what to do? Is there any way i can find the H1B approval status? Need help…

    • Peter on July 8, 2015 at 6:12 AM

      Your employer is telling truth. For RP it takes 4 months to approve petition in average. If your employer provides RN then you can track status at uscis.gov

      • santhosh.nukalwar on July 9, 2015 at 2:06 PM

        Hi All and Raghu,

        My consultant says that my Cheque is accepted at USCIS but i still didnot receive any receipt no till now. He says if we dont receive receipt no its not a problem you will get approval letter directly. Is that right? How should i proceed further in this scenario?

        • Raghuram Sukumar on July 10, 2015 at 9:35 AM

          USCIS does funny things are times, but I doubt they are not issuing receipt number.

        • kbr on August 27, 2015 at 1:35 AM

          Hey Santosh ,

          Did you receive receipt number ? , Any change in status ….

          My sponsor also hasn’t received any correspondence till now , he says that the cheque has bee accepted by USCIS .

          Please provide some suggestions in this case,

  61. Marc on July 2, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Hi Raghu, my employer says that my case got a RFC as they asked for W2 and pay slips( I am on L1 visa and applied for H1) .. My question is: what does that mean? I mean why they required those documents? And how much time it will take to get it processed?

  62. NICK on June 30, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    My current employer filed an H1B visa for me (Masters CAP & PP) and it got approved on April 18. I have all the necessary documents now (Original I797 and all). The question is : Can I change my employer before October 1 ?? If yes, what should be the process ???

    Thanks in advance.

  63. kish on June 30, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    hi,
    i applied for h1b 2016.my surname is XXXX when i was fillingin old passport,now i applied for new passport my surname is changed yyyyy
    is there any issue.please help me.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 30, 2015 at 6:52 PM

      Ask your employer’s attorney.

  64. AA on June 28, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Hi,

    My wife’s name got seleted in lottery and its showing status as received since long. Do we know how much time it gonna take for status to be updated for regular processing

  65. Anonymous on June 25, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    A lot of RP cases are getting approved since mid June, keep your hopes high guys!

    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Friday, June 19, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Monday, June 22, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Monday, June 1, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Sunday, May 31, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Sunday, June 21, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Monday, May 4, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Monday, June 15, 2015
    EAC1514854*** Case Was Approved Monday, June 15, 2015

    • NK on June 29, 2015 at 4:31 AM

      I think the cases were received earlier in April and now they have been approved. I think there is no chance of receiving a receipt number now. I am also in the unlucky pool this time and still did not hear anything from USCIS/employer. If we see the status like “we received your petition….. so on ” in the JUNE then there may be a chance but the receipt numbers mentioned are approved in JUNE but not the receipt.

    • Naren on June 29, 2015 at 9:21 AM

      This is a fake post. By my knowledge, there is not way anyone can get hold of Application numbers and their approval dates. All data is strictly confidential. Please avoid such posts, which are way to misleading. Giving hope is fine but faking it is really not good.

      • Raghuram Sukumar on June 29, 2015 at 11:35 AM

        ​Person searched in random for receipt numbers and posted them here. ​

        • Anonymous on June 30, 2015 at 5:32 AM

          All the Receipt numbers are same. Hes not anonymous but fake :d

        • NK on June 30, 2015 at 6:02 AM

          Hello Raghu,

          I see that the USCIS is sending few receipt numbers on June 27. I see this status for EAC1514854546.

          Can it be happen this late?. Means there are slim chances even now??.

  66. H1 Fever on June 24, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Hi Raghu and All,

    My H1 was picked in lottery, recently there was an update on the status that ” On 06/16/2015, your case was transferred to a different USCIS office and a notice has been sent regarding the same.”

    After few days, there is another update that, “We received your For I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, at your local office.”

    Does anyone know what all this means?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 25, 2015 at 6:43 AM

      I think the new USCIS service center updated that your case was received.

      • Marc on June 28, 2015 at 1:54 PM

        Hi Raghu,
        My employer says that my case got a RFC and they asked for W2 form and pay slips as i am on L1 visa in states and i applied for H1. my question is: what does that RFC means? How much time it will take to get it approved?

    • Kamal on July 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM

      Hi, I have the same status as yours. did you receive any update after this? or anything related to this?

      Thanks,

  67. Pankaj on June 24, 2015 at 3:08 AM

    Till when USCIS will send the exact status selected/rejected to corporate/individuals?
    Currently I am getting Awaiting status so what does that mean?

  68. Abhishek on June 24, 2015 at 2:57 AM

    I have received my receipt number way back in April. Did anyone hear back yet on regular processing? Anything on acceptance or denial or RFE

  69. Vince on June 23, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    How about we REDUCE the number of H1B visas and give those jobs to AMERICANS!!!!! Instead of giving them to lower paid workers most of us cant even understand!!!!

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 23, 2015 at 5:05 PM

      Here’s simple logic : Let’s say you are shopping for a TV. Walmart sells that for $600 and Amazon has same TV for $400. Where would you buy?

      • satish9 on June 24, 2015 at 6:43 AM

        Great answer Raghu!!
        @Vince, its all profit and loss game. American companies hire H1B workers for simple reason, just to increase the profitability and gross margin. As Raghu said, if you are getting same stuff in five different places and one of them giving you in less cost, you would definitely opt for that as a wise decision.

        Hope it clarifies!!

  70. Soina on June 22, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    My H1b transfer was filed in April with Premium Processing. My lawyer received the RFE via fax on May 4th, and the response was made on June 3rd. However, my case status still shows RFE was mailed. Why is my case showing mailed, isn’t it supposed to be emailed since it is under premium processing? Its been about 19 days that USCIS has received the response, but no change on status. Any help???

    • farhan on June 22, 2015 at 7:15 PM

      I guess it must be because…all premium processings were stopped by 26 May (Did we get further notice on the processings then ?? )

  71. Parth on June 19, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    I did not receive any update from my employer. Is it possible to find weather my employer is really filed my application for h1b? Should we blindly believe whatever they say?

    • Satish9 on June 22, 2015 at 4:19 AM

      yes,no other option. However you can ask following information if they are willing.Now its too late,just an FYI.

      1. The UPS tracking number.
      2. LCA number. For H1B it starts with I-200-***********

  72. krishna on June 19, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    hi

    • krishna on June 19, 2015 at 12:36 PM

      Hi

      i applied h1b and selected in lottery.I had a question that i dont have birth certificate i was born 1984.Do i need for my process or in later in usa.please help me.Thank you.

  73. Deva Shinde on June 19, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Hello Sir,

    My Question is one of my friend’s H1B Petition is Selected in the H1B Cap Draw but the LCA has been cancel. WIll be effect on my Petition. Note: Petition is not approved yet.

  74. Jagath on June 18, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Myself and my wife had applied for H1 B 2016 through consultancy. My wife got receipt number.
    Issue is my wife is pregnant now . If my wife go for stamping, Is there any chance to get reject?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 18, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      Your wife should go for visa stamping.

      • Jagath on June 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM

        Thanks Raghu

      • farhan on June 22, 2015 at 5:48 AM

        Hi Raghuram

        I’m 3.7 years experienced.
        I got visa receipt number. (Applied through my employer)
        Also, an RFE was raised on my case.
        My question
        1. Is there any chance for the RFE to get rejected?
        2.Salary in LCA was mentioned as 61000$/annum.
        Is this the final salary. Else how much approximately I may get.
        Place – Sunnyvale, Cupertino
        Would it be a good decision to go onsite with this less salary, as I will have to take my wife.
        Request you to answer both my questions.

        • Raghuram Sukumar on June 22, 2015 at 11:32 AM

          Post it under Ask Attorney. I don’t have expertise to answer that.

  75. NJ on June 17, 2015 at 2:54 AM

    Any one got receipt numbers from DEP/India?

    • Naveen on June 17, 2015 at 7:11 AM

      I did not hear anything from my employer yet. They have been telling that they did not received any status of my petition until now. Is that possible?. I think every one’s lotorry status should be available by this time?. Do I still have chances?. I lost all the hope.

      • kp on June 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

        Even my employer hasn’t received any updates reg my application..
        I’m not sure of lottery chance at this stage. Raghu can answer this

      • Unlucky on June 18, 2015 at 9:54 AM

        Hello,
        Don’t keep any hopes.Uscis returning H1B packages from June 15th.
        There’s a rare possibility to get receipt no.
        for more info: immigrationgirl.com/return-of-petitions-begins-for-unlucky-h-1b-visa-applicants/

  76. ashlee on June 16, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    Has anyone got receipt number and still waiting for approval notice??

    • H1b Drama on June 16, 2015 at 4:18 PM

      Got my H1B Packet back toady, Jun 16.
      I was NAD-PP-VT.

    • H1b Drama on June 16, 2015 at 4:18 PM

      Got my H1B Packet back toady, Jun 16.
      I was NAD-PP-VT.

      • Raghuram Sukumar on June 16, 2015 at 4:28 PM

        I think you are the second person to report return package here in the blog.

        • ashlee on June 16, 2015 at 4:34 PM

          Sorry came in wrong place.

      • ashlee on June 16, 2015 at 4:31 PM

        Congratulations

    • pratap on June 21, 2015 at 7:06 AM

      yes i got EAC number and waiting for approval

      On April 13, 2015, we received your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC15144*****, and sent you the receipt notice that describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your receipt notice by May 13, 2015, please call Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283. If you move, go to http://www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

  77. Anonymous on June 16, 2015 at 1:55 AM

    xxz

    • PS on June 16, 2015 at 2:00 AM

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      is anyone on regular processing/ non-advanced degree still waiting to hear any news? I am still not hearing back from my company on what the status is.

      June 16, 2015 at 1:55 AM

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      • murugan on June 16, 2015 at 2:32 AM

        Any one applied through sriven technologies got feedback. they collected my certs and given me offer letter. After that no info from in spite of my 3 emails over 1.5 month. i wrote to lawyer. he promptly asked the company name. once I replied to lawyer with company name he replied promptly to contact sriven. Sriven as usual not replied any thing.

        • Disappointed on June 17, 2015 at 3:23 PM

          Hi murugan

          Even I applied through driven technologies I didnt receive any update.
          Share ur mobile number.

          • murugan on June 17, 2015 at 11:39 PM

            Hi,

            My mobile no is +919940967648.

            Regards, Murugan



          • Raghuram Sukumar on June 18, 2015 at 8:25 AM

            Why you you share your phone in public forum? Really? This number i snot sent to each and every person who posted a comment and don’t ask me to delete it.



          • murugan on August 26, 2015 at 8:27 PM

            Hi Disappointed, REgarding my h1b, I got reply from my contact who referred me to Sriven technology that they have not applied for me as I did not pay fee.
            Your h1b status pls. Have you paid fee.

            Regards, ganesh



  78. user on June 15, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    is anyone on regular processing/ non-advanced degree still waiting to hear any news? I am still not hearing back from my company on what the status is.

    • AJ on June 16, 2015 at 1:57 AM

      I am also waiting to hear my status from my company. My company has said that they have recevied replies for 35% of overall applications.

  79. sd on June 15, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    ds

  80. Sampath on June 15, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    hi

  81. Vimal on June 15, 2015 at 3:22 AM

    Hi

  82. Anonymous on June 15, 2015 at 1:40 AM

    By when packets will be back, any idea?

  83. 203 on June 14, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    My opt is expiring on June 30th 2015 and my employer have already filed for my H1B visa on April 1st 2015. My employer have not heard anything about my H1B status, denial or acceptance yet.
    I have question regarding cap gap provision that , can I continue working after June 30th 2015 until I have denial ?
    Thank you.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 15, 2015 at 6:41 AM

      Yes, you are right. You can continue to work till Sep 30 if you haven’t got the denial letter. But, Chances of getting letter now is less. So, YOU MUST look for plan B.

      Check out the H1B Visa Plan B Course for options.

      • Singh on June 16, 2015 at 9:28 AM

        You cannot continue to work if you have not been selected in lottery. Cap gap is only for those that have been selected for lottery and have not received a approved or denial letter.

  84. Rajeev on June 10, 2015 at 1:33 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    My sponsor confirmed your name is picked in H1 b lottery. Yesterday, they send receipt number.
    when i checked in https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/mycasestatus.do, status showing as “Case was received”. Could you please explain more on this.

    Regards,
    Rajeev

  85. victory_v1 on June 9, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    HI .. I have a little tricky question…I am pursuing my first masters and applied for H1 b and my name has been picked up….But now i am planning to change my university as the previous univ has some issues with accreditation…Please advise whether it is good to change the university in between at this moment of time when the H1 approval is in process…..

    • S on June 10, 2015 at 7:35 AM

      I have not received h1B dinial yet and my OPT is ending soon. Can I keep working until, I get h1 B result? Thanks.

  86. Antony on June 9, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    Attended H1b visa stamping interview on Dec-2010, 221g query form issued and after 1 year of admin proceeding on Feb-2012 received H1-B refusal letter from embassy due to invalid client letter provided by employer .

    Currently my petition status showing as :’Intent to Revoke Notice Was Sent’

    Is my Old petition comes into cap-exempt ?
    Can i file New H1B Cap exempt amendment petition with new employer ?
    What would be the chances of getting H1B approval l ?
    Will INS charge visa fee based on petition approval or irrespective of approval or denial ?

    Please advice

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 12, 2015 at 10:37 AM

      Post your question in Q&A page.

  87. Waiting on June 9, 2015 at 4:02 AM

    Did anyone got update from Deemsys inc

    • vj on June 10, 2015 at 1:04 AM

      still my status is awaiting for lottery result. Means Is there any hopes to be selection in lottery ?

    • Waiting_too on September 8, 2015 at 1:50 AM

      No updates from Deemsys till today except shared receipt number “WAC15***”. You can reach me at subesh361 at the rate gmail dot com.

      • hi on September 25, 2015 at 8:18 PM

        hi,
        have your petition got approved?

        • Waiting_too on September 28, 2015 at 4:11 AM

          Not yet. Have you applied thru Deemsys ?

          • hi on September 28, 2015 at 8:32 AM

            Yes..mine went to rfe last week..what is your status?



          • Waiting_too on September 28, 2015 at 12:01 PM

            My petition status is still in case received.



          • hi on September 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM

            good for you..al d best..btw r u applying from India or US?



          • Waiting_too on September 28, 2015 at 10:33 PM

            Thank You. it’s US.



          • hi on September 28, 2015 at 11:52 PM

            ok..please let me know when yours get approved



          • hi on October 14, 2015 at 8:32 PM

            Hey..any updates? What’s your status now?



  88. Pritish Tardalkar on June 6, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Hi All,

    Did anybody get the document package from USCIS/attorneys?

    Thanks

    Pritisj

    • Vikram on June 8, 2015 at 6:14 AM

      unsubscribe

  89. pavan on June 5, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Hi,

    My Employer said my H1 got seleted in lottory on May 20th. But he said they didn’t get ant receipt till now. Is that possible?

    • Adi on June 6, 2015 at 9:34 AM

      Yes, off course!!In same boat bro!

      • Raj on June 10, 2015 at 4:19 AM

        Hi.. I too received mail on 8th stating selected in lottery(Attorney came to know by check got cashed) but still didn’t get receipt number….. Any idea by when we can get it? Thx

      • MT on July 23, 2015 at 1:08 AM

        @Pavan @Adi.. Mine is also same case.. did u guys receive receipt notice?

        • RB on August 12, 2015 at 1:19 PM

          I am also in the same situation 🙁 Did you guys receive any receipts?

  90. rajeev on June 5, 2015 at 2:42 AM

    HI All

    Best of luck for your application.

    My consultant saying that my application got selected in lottery and they are waiting for next process.

    My concerns are?

    1) What the mean of “selected in lottery”. ?

    2) What are the next process after getting selected in lottery?

    3) What is the probability of getting H1 after selection in lottery?

    4) Getting selected in lottery mean surely we’ll get visa or still luck matters?

    Please answer my doubts as it creating lot of confusion in my mind as I am clueless about whole process.

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    • Mahesh on June 5, 2015 at 3:58 AM

      Hi Rajeev ,

      Congrats , this means you are one of the 65K who got lucky for further processing for H1B Visa , after this your petition has to be approved and then you have to go for stamping .

    • sc on June 5, 2015 at 3:59 AM

      Hi Rajeev,

      Congratulations! I have also been waiting for visa lottery results. Can you please tell when exactly did you get to know about your selection?

  91. NJ on June 4, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    AnyOne from DEP/IND got update?

    • SP on June 4, 2015 at 9:09 PM

      As of now no update.Any one got receipt numbers from DEP/India?

    • SP on June 4, 2015 at 9:15 PM

      As of now no update.Anybody got receipt numbers from DEP/India?

      • NJ on June 6, 2015 at 6:42 AM

        Same boat pal. Thanks

  92. sc on June 4, 2015 at 2:49 AM

    I would like to know if people are still receiving receipt numbers? Can anyone please throw some light on this? Should we still have any hopes to get the visa selected in lottery?

  93. Vineet on June 3, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Hi,

    I have seen on this blog that many candidates have applied and got selected for more than 1 H1B visa. Do they need to keep only one and backoff other visa which they do not want?
    And if yes, then does it make any chance for candidates like me? (my employer hasn’t heard anything from US-CIS for my application)

  94. OPT expired on June 3, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Raghu,

    Looks like I am not the only one to lost the lottery. lost last year too. Opt extension will expire in Jan 2016. In your opinion what options do I have? My wife got H1b last year. Her employer ready to file for Green card. But I need to convert to H4 + Her I140 need to approved along with Perm Labor + wait for EAD card (around a year??)..

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 3, 2015 at 3:30 PM

      It would make sense to talk this out via a skype call. Go to https://www.happyschools.com/products/ and schedule a coaching call for this weekend. We can talk in detail about options and which one makes sense for you.

  95. Praveen on June 3, 2015 at 6:51 AM

    Hi raghu,

    Today i recieved email from my employer state that my application is selected in H1B lottery and
    Upon approval of your petition, please be prepared to schedule the visa interview as per our guidance .

    What its mean?? one more thing on my passport my wife name is not mentioned .
    If i applied to update my possport in this scenario will it be good? or later on i will update the passport.
    As i come to knw if i update passport in this situation it may cause my application will reject.

    Please suggest what to do in this case.

    • Mahesh on June 3, 2015 at 7:35 AM

      Hi Praveen,

      Congrats !! its means u ve been selected in the lottery , I would suggest don’t change the passport now , without her name in your passport ,she can get the visa if you have valid marriage certificate . but you will need to endorse her name in your passport before applying for your kids passport in future

      • Praveen on June 3, 2015 at 8:03 AM

        Hi Mahesh,

        Thanks for the response.
        I have valid marriage certificate and have two kids for them also i have to apply passport.
        So in this case how to proceed ?
        My wife and My kids wont have passport as of now.
        So should i aplly passport for them or Once i reach to US than only initiate the Passport process for my family…

        Very confused…
        Please show me some path…

        • Mahesh on June 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM

          Hi Praveen ,

          When you are applying your wife’s passport , you can add your name as passport details as spouse You can apply for kids passport once your wife’s passport is ready . There is a way to apply for kids passport when the spouse’s name is not endorsed but i am not sure about it . .

          Once all passports are ready . you can apply visa for them as your dependent

          • Raghuram Sukumar on June 3, 2015 at 9:52 AM

            @Mahesh



        • Raghuram Sukumar on June 3, 2015 at 10:24 AM

          How can your wife and kids travel to USA without passport or even apply for visa?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 3, 2015 at 7:59 AM

      I added my wife name when I applied for passport renewal and in meantime we had gone for visa stamping as well. Where d you read rumors like this?

      • Praveen on June 3, 2015 at 8:08 AM

        Hey Raghu,

        Thanks for the response.

        So should i apply for this change now or after sometimes like in US i will go for this Process.

        I would also like to know that can i get my KIDS passport without having my wife name on my passport.

        Please suggest.

        • Raghuram Sukumar on June 3, 2015 at 10:23 AM

          You are creating confusion for things that really doesn’t matter for U.S.
          visa.

        • Anurag on June 3, 2015 at 2:02 PM

          Here is the step you need to follow

          1. If you have valid passport for next 1 year and not added your spouse, you are good. Unless you have marriage certificate
          2. In case your spouse does not have passport, get it done adding your name in the spouse section
          3. get your kids passport where they will ask for your both passport copy

          Simple..

          • Ankur Gupta on June 4, 2015 at 7:05 AM

            Address are different in my passport and my wife’s passport but my name is mentioned in my wife’s passport. My marriage certificate has same address as mentioned in my wife’s passport. Will there be any problem while apply H4 visa for my wife. Please suggest.

            And I dont have any address proof for the address mentioned in my passport? Do I need any address proof while H1 visa stampping. PLease suggest.



          • Mahesh on June 4, 2015 at 7:23 AM

            Hi Ankur,

            This should not be an issue at all for your stamping I know a friend who got US visa stamped with two diff addresses in his and his wifes passport .
            just to be 100% sure , check with your employer



    • Ash123 on June 3, 2015 at 10:40 AM

      Congratulations Praveen !

      Regards,
      Ashwini

    • Venkat on June 3, 2015 at 10:43 AM

      Hi Praveen,

      What is the Notice Date given in your Case Receipt. Did your employer applied your application from California.

      Need your reply. So, that we can have some hopes.

  96. rag on June 2, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    I applied through one consultancy and got following email .
    regretfully like to inform you that USCIS has completed the selection of applications via lottery for H 1 B applications processing and We have not received any update on your application.

    What does this mean.,. end of the chapter for me?

  97. rag on June 2, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    I applied through one consultancy firm and got following email today.

    I would regretfully like to inform you that USCIS has completed the selection of applications via lottery for H 1 B applications processing and We have not received any update on your application.

    • Satish9 on June 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM

      Yes, only miracle can save you.Go for plan B.Thx

  98. Kananpriya on June 2, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    Hope you are doing good.

    I have some concern on some H1B Process.
    For me two employer has filled H1B, this time & both has selected in lottery, from them 1 is under PP & another is RP. And my PP is saying Approved & the RP is in still in the initial Phase. So my concerns are listed below, please help me out.

    1. Do I need to worry for rejection as my both has selected in lottery. And One has approved….
    2. If not, What I need to do?
    3. Need I infom to my employer regarding this.

    Please help me….

    Thanks
    Priya

    • Kumar on June 2, 2015 at 1:36 AM

      @Priya, can you please withdraw your petition which is yet to be approved? so that any other person in waiting list and who deserve it will get a chance. Please act on this soon.

      • Shame on you on June 2, 2015 at 6:34 AM

        People like you ruins career of many other deserving candidates. Shame on you!

    • Bharat on June 5, 2015 at 4:45 AM

      Hi Priya,

      Please do act on it, otherwise USCIS will permanently block for any US visas.

  99. Yogi1 on May 30, 2015 at 6:00 AM

    Is there a way to find whether my employer has filed the H1B Application if i haven’t got selected in lottery and assigned a receipt number. My employer hasn’t shared any information with me except that they have filed my application to USCIS.

    • murugan on May 30, 2015 at 9:17 PM

      Me too same state. Who is your employer..

      • Anurag on June 1, 2015 at 1:15 PM

        There is no way to get this tracked. Typically the service companies don’t share the parcel/courier tracking number. If you have applied thru any consultancy, then you can ask for this.

  100. SAN on May 29, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Can you please update status in H 1 B for Tech Mahindra… Till now how many lists released…Till what month we can hope to get…Till now no response got from employer…reply highly helpful.

    • Anurag on June 1, 2015 at 1:16 PM

      All service companies should have the list by now. But they keep the hope expecting more selected petition to reach until the get the rejection notice. But max by June 2nd week, you should hear. Else try for plan B

  101. Vas on May 29, 2015 at 3:52 AM

    I can see USCIS still yet to be send receipt notification mail for some cases. There are many cases which are approved from April 3rd week are yet to be mailed. So there are some hope for ppl who are waiting for receipt mail.

    • Ash123 on May 29, 2015 at 10:08 AM

      Hello Vas,

      How did you find out that USCIS is yet to send receipt notification mail for some cases.

      Regards,
      Ashwini

      • Vas on May 29, 2015 at 1:26 PM

        I checked randomly for many receipt numbers. All from Vermont center. Below is the message displayed for some of the receipt numbers. the date in the message gets vary from April 3rd week to May 1st week.

        “On May 6, 2015, we approved your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC15XXX5YYYY. We will mail your approval notice. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you move, go to http://www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.”

      • Vas on May 29, 2015 at 3:02 PM

        Hi Ashwini

        I just was checking in USCIS case status for random receipt numbers for h1b request. From that I could see the mail yet to be send for many receipts. The message will look like below. I checked only for Vermont center.

        “On May 11, 2015, we approved your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC15XXX5YYYY. We will mail your approval notice. Please follow the instructions in the notice.”

        • arjun on May 30, 2015 at 4:59 AM

          Dude, that is not lottery receipt notification. It is the i129 H1b petition approval approval notice. This is the second notice USCIS sends after the first lottery receipt.

          So, if you have not got lottery receipt, you wont get i129 approval notice.

          Game over for candidates who have not got. Don’t keep ur hopes anymore.

    • Singh on May 29, 2015 at 1:28 PM

      how do you know?

  102. nisarg24 on May 28, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    My application was filed in regular processing by my employer. Till today there is no response from USCIS nor from my Employer. Do I still keep my hopes ?

  103. Ash123 on May 28, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Hi,

    My application was filed in regular processing by my employer. Till today there is no response from USCIS. Do I still keep my hopes ?

    Regards,
    Ashwini

  104. Mayur on May 28, 2015 at 7:52 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    This is a great blog for H1B information tracking,
    My employer says only 40% result has been declared till now and 60 % result yet to declare.
    So wait till this month end. Any which ways i will call them on 1st June for update.

    But how much true it is?

    • Vivek on May 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM

      Could you pls let me know your company name ? I dont have any belief with your employer statement

    • suraj on May 28, 2015 at 10:11 AM

      Don’t believe it.Check with college regarding SevisID Update & also check with employer whether the cheque got encashed.These are the only 2 ways to keep hope.

  105. ankur125 on May 27, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    Hi, I recevied confirmation from my employer that my H1 B visa petition has been selcted in lottery. My question is: My passport has address ‘A’ but I will apply my wife’s passport on new permanent address ‘B’ (B is my permanent address, I have few other address proof on this permanent address like marriage certificate, addhar card and votar card). Suppose my wife’s passpost has address B and my passort has address A then will there be any problem while stamping H1 or H4 visa? Please suggest what should I do?

    1. Should I apply for address change in passport before petition approved or after petition approved? Please suggest.

    2. If i apply address change in passport then will i get new passpot number or old passport number? Thanks in advance.

    • Vas on May 27, 2015 at 9:13 AM

      when did you receive the confirmation?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 27, 2015 at 2:47 PM

      You don’t need to change the address in passport for H1 or H4.

      I’m not sure if new passport will be issued. They could just Change the current passport.

      • Ana on May 29, 2015 at 4:22 AM

        Hi Rahgu,

        Just want to know post the H1B lottery selection i mean in the Approval period wht are the background verification they will do like Certification , Address proof something like this. Please advise

        Regards,
        Ana

        • Raghuram Sukumar on May 29, 2015 at 8:02 AM

          All required documents should have been submitted by attorney already and USCIS could ask for more.

    • Ana on May 27, 2015 at 7:57 PM

      We will get lot of relaxation in L1B from USCIS soon. Hope U guys will get good luck. No worries.

    • AV on June 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

      A new passport with new passport number will be created each time you go for passport renewal. Old passport will be cancelled.

  106. Amit on May 23, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Do anyone knows what is H-1B Cable cap,what does it mean? Pls advise.

  107. Pras on May 23, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    Check got encashed means we got selected in lottery for sure? Please confirm

  108. Amit on May 22, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    I hope you are doing! I have been in USA on L1 visa till Feb 2015 this year completing 4.5 years of stay. Since my L1 Visa was expiring and about to reach 5 years of stay in US , hence I had to leave USA.

    This year my employer filed H1B and they shared online portal, where I can see my H1B status. There was no update till yesterday whether my application got selected or not. Today I see the head line changed from “H1B Cap” to “Amit Kumar’s H1B Cable Cap” in the portal.

    Request your kind advise, what does that mean?is my application got selected in lottery. I tried to check with my employer but no response.

    Appreciate your response.

    Thanks….

    • Amit on May 22, 2015 at 11:42 PM

      ***great ,Pardon my typos.Have nice long weekend guys!

    • satish9 on May 25, 2015 at 3:04 AM

      The H1B Cable cap means, H1B petition has been applied as cable notification,means you have to get H1B stamped outside US and then you can start working post Oct 1, 2015. As per your case it seems you are have been selected in the lottery process. Please get in touch with your employer who can assist you more.

      This is my opinion, not sure what Raghu thinks here!

      • Amit on May 25, 2015 at 6:39 AM

        Thanks Satish. Will wait for Raghu’s response!

        • Raghuram Sukumar on May 25, 2015 at 8:03 AM

          I have no idea what that status means. It’s internal to your company. You need to ask your employer.

  109. Pras on May 22, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Check got encashed means we got selected in lottery for sure? Please confirm

  110. Praveen on May 22, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Hey raghu,

    Till today no information regarding my H1B lottery result from my employer.

    So is it over for me or there is chances to recieve email from them.

    Should i still keep hope or not .

    Thanks.

  111. h1b_laughter_W4RN on May 22, 2015 at 3:31 AM

    Hi Raghu.
    my checkgot encashed on may 4th but not received receipt number, receipt Number comes along with receipt Notice?is not it?then how would we know receipt number when check got encashed???could you please clarify on this.

    • satish9 on May 22, 2015 at 5:48 AM

      Receipt number printed in the back of check when it is realized by USCIS. Your Attorney must know the receipt number if check got en cashed.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 22, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      How USCIS works is a mystery.

      • suraj on May 26, 2015 at 4:05 PM

        Hey Raghu,

        My Employer told me that he didn’t receive any update from USCIS nor the packet returned.
        He also told me the cheque is not deposited and I enquired my college regarding change in sevisID,they told me no updates.
        Is there any hope left?

  112. Jag on May 22, 2015 at 2:09 AM

    Cheque not encashed till 21-May, My employer says-Can wait with positive hope till May end.
    Is this true, can we still have hopes or ,2016 H1 game over .

  113. hi,there on May 22, 2015 at 1:24 AM

    hi

  114. YogiB on May 22, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    Hi,

    My case is similar to a comment by “lordshiva on 21st may”….havent received any news regarding the visa…no rejection letter…no return package…dont know if check is cashed in as my employer isnt giving me enough info(probably annoyed coz i send email requesting status every 2days)…he just told me to wait….wat are the chances??? you replied “lottery selected” on that comment…could you please explain…

    thanks

  115. Hopeful on May 21, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Raghu,
    I need your advice here. I applied forH1 through 2 cos andas of yesterday. They updated me that theynhave received receipt nos for a few but have not receivedfor me and some of their checks got encashed and they have not received any of the receipt nos. They are expecting that they will receive by next week the receipt nos for theones selected in lottery.

    Is this possible. Or are they taking me fora ride????

  116. Rama on May 20, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    Check got encashed means we got selected in lottery for sure?

    • raja G on May 21, 2015 at 1:45 AM

      Hi Raghu,
      Is it true that second list will come on 22nd May. Please let know if any one have answer.

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 21, 2015 at 5:45 AM

        There is no second list.

        • Sri on May 21, 2015 at 5:52 AM

          Will there be any waitlist as like in 2008

          Ur’s Chandu

          • NJ on May 21, 2015 at 7:03 AM

            Did you applied through DEP India..?



          • Sri on May 21, 2015 at 7:08 AM

            I applied from us through consultancy



        • Anoop on May 21, 2015 at 10:59 AM

          Hello Raghu

          H1B petition results for Regular processing will be sent to attorney/employer by Post (mail) or email?

          • Raghuram Sukumar on May 21, 2015 at 11:40 AM

            Read the posts here – immigrationtrackers.com/blog/



    • lordshiva on May 21, 2015 at 1:45 AM

      dude can u plz tell me when ur cheque was en-cashed??

    • lordshiva on May 21, 2015 at 1:49 AM

      hello raghu….can u plz clarify my doubt….my employer said my cheque isn’t encashed yet and he asked me to wait till he gets rejection notice….are there any chances that my cheque will get cashed or is it game over.any reply much appreciated .

    • Satish9 on May 21, 2015 at 3:40 AM

      Yes….Not sure wat Raghu thinks.

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 21, 2015 at 5:45 AM

        Yes. Selected in lottery.

        • suraj on May 21, 2015 at 11:28 AM

          Hey Raghu,How can you say it was selected in lottery.If the cheque is not encashed.

  117. marc.visa on May 18, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Hi, I have couple of questions. Please help me in clarify my doubts.
    My application got picked in the lottery. I applied it thru consular processing. My petition is still in process(regular).

    1) By what time its get approved?
    2) Currently i am in States on some other visa,Can i go to some other country meanwhile petition processing is going? If yes, what things i have to consider for its smooth processing.
    3) Can i go to other country once my petition is approved( i am expecting around July)comes back in states before october on the earlier visa?

    4)As i mentioned earlier that i am already in states, Is it mandatory for me to go home country for visa stamping immediately to work on H1. I know Visa stamping is required when i travel to my home country but question is..Does it requires immediate visa stamping to work on H1 with an employer or my employer can file COS in order to work and visa stamping can be done when i travel.

    Please Note: I am talking about Consular processing not COS.. Suggestion/Answers will be appreciated.

    • sankar on May 19, 2015 at 3:29 AM

      Marc, I also have the same status.

      I was told by my employer to wait till Month end to here anything

      • marc.visa on May 19, 2015 at 7:56 AM

        Hi Sankar, Have you applied they counslar or COS?

        • Pawan on May 19, 2015 at 9:21 AM

          Hi Marc,

          Should we wait some more time for result or shall I assume game is over.

          Regards
          Pawan

      • marc.visa on May 19, 2015 at 4:13 PM

        Have you applied thru counslar or COS processing?

      • Priya on May 20, 2015 at 4:20 AM

        What would be the tentative timeline for waiting the result?

        • Priya on May 20, 2015 at 4:27 AM

          Second time i am applying for non-AD and under regular process but the process seems to be mystery

    • MCH on May 19, 2015 at 9:17 AM

      Hi,

      I have the same questions. I just received an e-mail from my employer saying that I have been picked in lottery and have to wait for approval.

      I also would like to know the reasons for which it could get rejected if possible.

      P.S. I guess the wait never ends until you actually set your foot in USA.

    • marc.visa on May 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      Can any one please give some information on this? Thanks

      • MCH on May 22, 2015 at 10:34 PM

        Hi marc.visa,

        I did some research regarding the processing time and after having a communication with my employer too, I am able to understand that the processing time for the selected application under premium category is within 15 days after the receipt issue date. However, if the application was filed under regular category, the processing may take 3 to 4 months. Hope this at least answer the first question and a part of the question that I had asked in comment.

        Regarding my second question, I have found out that approval/rejection depends on how genuine the employer is and if your credibility matches with the post you have been recruited for. So, it is basically a verification process.

        I hope this will be of help to someone with the same doubts. It is just a matter of patience for few more months. The toughest part I think was to get picked in lottery(completely dependent on luck), if you are through, there is a very rare chance that your application gets rejected.

        Wishing everyone the best!

  118. Sri on May 18, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Hi raghuram,

    Can you please clarify the doubt which i have.

    Are all regular processing selected applications checks will be cashed by now and there might be delay on sending receipt notice or last few will be cashed now and send their respective receipt notice to lawyer.

  119. Vikram on May 18, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Great article though. Any update that we could receive if our company is doing this process. As of now, we have not got any updates.

    • Sandy on May 18, 2015 at 2:33 PM

      @DDD: Thanks a lot dude….u hv given me little hope….I am still waiting for my status…

  120. DDD on May 18, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    One of my friend got an email today saying that her’s is selected. Still some hope. Thought it would help somebody who didn’t receive any info yet. (Y) Wait is all we got to do!!

    • Venkat on May 18, 2015 at 10:44 AM

      What is the Notice Date given in her Case Receipt.

      • DDD on May 18, 2015 at 11:36 AM

        She got an email saying that her’s is selected. They informed they will share the receipt number and other stuff soon. Even am waiting for that info. All I know is it is from Vermont Center!

    • Sri on May 18, 2015 at 12:51 PM

      Thanks for the info. Did they told that check got cashed today?

      • dddis3d on May 18, 2015 at 1:02 PM

        I am as curious…but it is all just an update… “yours is selected”!!

  121. Joby on May 17, 2015 at 2:48 AM

    Hello Raghuram,
    If the case is rejected in the lottery, will the USCIS send back a rejection letter to the employer? If so, will the letter have the candidate name. Just wanted to make sure that, my petition was submitted to the USCIS by the employer, so that I can ask for the rejection letter.

    Thanks,
    Joby

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 17, 2015 at 7:30 AM

      They used to send a letter but no names.

      • Hari on July 14, 2015 at 4:00 AM

        Today, I received a rejection notice from my employer, It has reject case number and surprisingly it also has my name as beneficiary. I’m not sure whether it is a real or fake.

  122. JR on May 17, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    I am in post completion OPT.
    I have applied in AD / RP.
    I did not get any receipt notice till now nor checks been cashed.
    Can you please reply what are my chances of getting H1B.
    Anybody facing the same, please reply.
    Thanks,

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 17, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      Very slim.

  123. jr on May 17, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    I am in post completion OPT.
    I have applied in AD / RP.
    I did not get any receipt notice till now nor checks been cashed.
    Anybody facing the same, please reply.
    Thanks,

  124. kp on May 16, 2015 at 3:55 AM

    Hi,

    Currently i am working in one of the MNC in india and i am through the 2016 lottery.
    Is there any chances for rejection after lottery? what is probability for rejection?

    And What is next ?

    Regards,
    KP

    • pawan on May 16, 2015 at 8:25 AM

      Can someone help me , do we have still hope to get result information or should I close my expectation. ?

      Is there any other list which will be published in a day or week. Please let me know with right answer.

      Regards
      Pawan

    • Aryan on May 16, 2015 at 4:44 PM

      I was so discouraged a week ago when i didn’t see any updates and still haven’t got any but trust me everything happens for a reason . If God want’s you to go to US nobody can stop you, cast your burdens unto him today. I know we are all running a race to succeed but there’s no peace in expecting something which is not in our control !!

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 16, 2015 at 4:49 PM

        Good thoughts and agree with you.

    • Anurag on May 17, 2015 at 5:04 PM

      Why are you having -ve thoughts first? Once picked up in the lottery and you have almost 95% chance it will be througnif the petition is approved

  125. Praveen on May 15, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    My Employer told me that they filled H1B Vissa application for me but till this date i dnt have any information.Please let me know whether i have to keep any hope or not for H1B this year.

    • Raj909 on May 15, 2015 at 10:51 AM

      Chances are very slim,wait for one more week till 05/22.

  126. RShah on May 15, 2015 at 1:58 AM

    Hi

    I will be pursuing Masters in Finance, the university offers two tracks Internship and non internship.

    In the internship track the degree requirements can be completed in the month of December 2016 however the degree certificate will be conferred or awarded in the mid of March 2017, Will that delay the filing of H-1 B? The university is ready to give a letter that degree requirements has been satisfied for Job purposes that can start from Jan 2017(tentative) on OPT.

    I have heard that all the documents should be handed over to the attorney in start of March to enable him to file with DOL.

    I also have the option to pursue non internship track where I will graduate in June 2016 and degree will be conferred on the same date.

    Please advise which one would be more beneficial with respect to H1B process, guys please help.
    Thanks

    • RS on May 15, 2015 at 5:20 AM

      Hi,

      Is it true that second list will come on 22nd May. Please let know if any one have answer to this. Thanks

  127. DEP/IND on May 14, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Is any one applied through DEP …

    Any updates …

    • Sri on May 18, 2015 at 7:16 AM

      Hi,

      I have applied through DEP India, I.didn’t get any information until now. Did you get any? Pls update

      • hope on May 19, 2015 at 7:36 AM

        Please post if you get any updates

    • DEP/IND on May 19, 2015 at 2:40 AM

      No. did you recive any updates?..

    • Hope on May 19, 2015 at 2:43 AM

      No .did u get any updates

  128. PSK on May 14, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Hello,
    My employer have told me that my cheque has been deducted on April 22nd, but still I did not get my Receipt Number. I’m a Master’s student and Regular Processing. What are your comments?

    • VK on May 19, 2015 at 10:17 PM

      Hi mine is the same case .any updates from ur side

  129. kanmani on May 14, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Still i did not hear any response from my consultancy . As i called twice last week, they are giving straight answer as we need to wait and see till May End .

    Till what date we can hope our best. Please let me know .

    • Sepehr on May 14, 2015 at 6:14 PM

      My lawyer said May 15th.
      Just wait for it. Hopefully it happens for whoever deserve it.
      Thank you,

  130. vishal.hirapara on May 14, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Hello ,

    I got an email from my employer last week about my selection in lottery.
    By the way this is my second time. Last year i was not picked. Lucky this time!!!

    So guys who are still waiting for lottery result, please wait for a week, news are still coming for selection.

    All the best.

    • vishal.hirapara on May 14, 2015 at 11:02 AM

      I am Non AD/ RP

    • Ivana on May 14, 2015 at 1:31 PM

      When you were not picked last year. Pls tell us what to do in a mean time.

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 14, 2015 at 2:09 PM

        Option depends on you current status in USA and what you plan to do next.

  131. NonAD/VT/RP on May 13, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Hi Guys, I just received mail from my employer today. My application got picked. He sent me the I-797 receipt notice. when i checked the status online, the last updated date was 29th April. So I guess people can still wait till this weekend without losing hopes. All the best guys, this was my 2nd time applying for H1b. I got lucky some how. Dont lose hope. Something good is always coming your way…V

    • sarika on May 13, 2015 at 10:04 PM

      Hi. While checking your status what is your last update on April 29th?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 14, 2015 at 12:26 PM

      What is the date on the receipt?

      • Ivana on May 14, 2015 at 2:16 PM

        I am currently on F1 status and applied for H1b, and still didn’t hear anything. Options?

    • Ivana on May 14, 2015 at 1:29 PM

      I still didn’t get any response, checks were not cleared, I am wondering what did you d in a mean time after you were not selected the first time. What are the options?

      I am losing hope!

  132. Parvathi on May 13, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Hi Guys !!

    Could someone throw light for my queries please :
    As I read the chat content here,I see that they have mentioned that USCIS would send the details of selected one’s in 2 lists..and it’s mentioned that the second list will be announced on may 22nd..is this true and genuine ??
    Also, I see that a selection of the lottery is communicated to the person 1 week after it’s receipt date,So I want to know if the consultancies are taking so much time to communicate to the applicants regarding their selection.
    Lastly, should I wait for the finger’s crossed even now or to think it’s bad luck and to try next time. At the max till what date can we hold our hope 🙁 to hear the result.
    This is the first time I have applied and can’t bear the pressure that’s going on in me 🙁

    Hope someone would reply to my queries and m open for suggestions.

    Thanks.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 14, 2015 at 12:29 PM

      There’s no second list. Delay is due to postal mail time and delay from attorney to employer to employee communication.

      • Parvathi on May 14, 2015 at 2:02 PM

        Thanks Raghu. But I have lost all hope for this year. hmm !!

  133. rejection on May 13, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Received rejection package from california center today

  134. Ali on May 13, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Hello,
    Friends can any one please tell me about:
    1: What is the highest educational qualification required to apply for the H1B visa lottery or petition?
    2: I am an MBA in Finance with 16 years of education with 4 years of professional working experience so am I eligible to apply for it?
    3: I want to apply from Pakistan.

    Please reply at your earliest convenience,
    Thanks.

  135. kumar chandra on May 13, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    I didnot get any confirmation till now from my consultancy.Is there any chance my case will be picked in future and please let me know upto which date one can get the receipt.

  136. Waitting on May 13, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    Still do u have a chance for non ad RP/VT .In my company Few people got rejection letter , but I yet to receive any info.

    • Vinod on May 13, 2015 at 4:32 AM

      VT — vigilant technologies ?

  137. Vishal on May 13, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    Hello,

    I heard that the AD quota did not had a lottery this year as there were almost the same number of application as the quota. Is this correct?

    • Kayleigh on May 13, 2015 at 9:18 AM

      I am AD/RP – Still have not heard anything in regards to my application yet.

      Where did you get this information?

      • Vishal on May 14, 2015 at 4:28 AM

        One of my colleague gave me this information. He got this information from the company’s visa officer.

        • Kayleigh on May 14, 2015 at 12:31 PM

          Well, I truly hope that you are correct in your assumption as I am hoping for this H1B.

          However, I fear that this information is incorrect. Less than 20,000 Advanced Degrees in a pool of 233,000+ applications seems very optimistic from an advanced degree applicant point of view!

  138. baby on May 12, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    HI,

    My employer informed me that check submitted along with my application got debited on monday(11th). How many days will it take to get the Receipt number.

    Any one got similiar info in lst 2 or 3 days.

    • PSK on May 14, 2015 at 4:14 PM

      Hello,
      Even I’m in a similar situation. My employer have told me that my cheque has been debited on April 22nd, but still I did not get my Receipt Number. I’m a Master’s student and Regular Processing.

    • YRR on May 18, 2015 at 12:32 AM

      My case also similar to your’s. Waiting for further updates from my employer. Please let me know if you have any updates. Thanks

  139. aditya on May 12, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Hi Raghu,
    Any chances for premium processing

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 12, 2015 at 7:59 PM

      Premium should be all done. Start liking for Plan B.

  140. H1B Aspirant on May 12, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Hi
    Any updates from Splendtek?

    • jairam on May 18, 2015 at 1:53 AM

      Hi, did you get any update so far?

  141. Maddy on May 12, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Dear Friends,

    I have a question to ask… The Regular Process Application was picked up in the Lottery and we did receive a Receipt Number from the Employer. However when we use the WAC********** number to obtain a Status we see the following message… ” Case Was Received ” On DATE, we received your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number WAC**********, and sent you the receipt notice that describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice.

    I was in the Impression that we will be able to see the case stage by stage like Initial Review, RFE, Decision.

    Just curious when will we be able to see the status. This is a Regular Process.

    Thank You and God Bless!

    • Anurag on May 12, 2015 at 2:55 PM

      This will take time for USCIS to start reviewing the docs you have submitted. For RP, around 2 months

  142. Ajit on May 12, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Read on other blogs, many people are still getting informed by the employer. For few of them its mentioned if you don’t get the receipt number by 19th may call on the toll free number. So for all those who are waiting we still can have hopes. Even I spoke to my companies Visa person, he said still 2 weeks time in which we can get a selection mail . Hope for the best 🙂 Fingers crossed !

    • san on June 26, 2015 at 9:43 AM

      Can you give me toll free number so that i can get my H1 B status, As my employer not giving any information

  143. sarika on May 12, 2015 at 6:26 AM

    Hi raghuram,
    I got status as pending with USCIS.. What does it mean? Is there in the process or better luck for next time…

    • Raj on May 12, 2015 at 6:42 AM

      Hi Sarika,

      How to check the status. Have you got any email or where we can check. Can you kindly let know the details.

      Thanks,
      Raj

      • GK on May 13, 2015 at 4:10 PM

        Hi raj… To answer your question.. If your petition is selected then you will recieve an unique number which is not mandatory to start with EAC …. As it depends on area where your petition is under review…. So back to topic…. If you have such number visit USCISC website and enter in search area called case status… There you can see case status

        • sarika on May 13, 2015 at 10:00 PM

          Hi raj….I don’t get any mail ..I got an update from my manager..

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 12, 2015 at 6:42 AM

      Pending typically means they are processing the applications. But, I’m not sure what your employer means. As for receipt number.

      • sarika on May 12, 2015 at 6:51 AM

        My manager told your status is pending with USCIS..

      • sarika on May 12, 2015 at 7:02 AM

        Im working in techmahindra my manager says your visa is still is pending with USCIS ..you don’t loose hope still in processing up to June 1st..some one says pending with USCIS means you loose hope .I don’t know what is going on..please help Me.

      • sarika on May 12, 2015 at 7:22 AM

        Is there any hope to pending with USCIS status into selected status..please help me raguram

        • Techmighty on May 12, 2015 at 2:08 PM

          As 1st list was published on May 8th .Second list will be published on may 22 .Pending with USCIS means no status for your application .wait for 2nd list .Same case with me.

          • sarika on May 12, 2015 at 2:10 PM

            Thank for information..



          • n2sn on May 13, 2015 at 10:12 AM

            Hi.. Can you suggest from wherebdis you get this info?
            I heard some people say that there is no second list.



  144. Pavan on May 12, 2015 at 5:58 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    This is the 10th time I am posting you my quesry about H1B but you are not at all reply for that then what is the point that you are maintainning this site.

    My question is following like I have applied H1B thru regular processing and I am yet to get any communication from my employer. I have called my employer and asked he said he is also did not receive any communication from USCIS on my H1B. my query was if I dont get anything by this time am I out of luck please let me know.

    • Jeet on May 12, 2015 at 9:27 AM

      Pavan, just read other comments. You have all your answers there.

    • SB on May 13, 2015 at 11:08 AM

      Hi Pavan, How will Raghu or anyone know until he has access to the USCIS Secured data of what is happening inside. What we all and raghu can do predict based on peoples experience , till now and from last year and guess things. So please use your senses and keep reading blogs and news and make your own Judgement. This is a blog , a discussion forum where information is exchanged and not where a decision is made.

      I am RP, i got my reciept on 24th April and approval message on 10th May. So keep your fingers crossed

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 13, 2015 at 11:53 AM

        Thank @SB for speaking my mind 🙂

  145. Kishore on May 12, 2015 at 5:05 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    This is the 5 th time I am putting you a question about H1B but you are not even answer for my single query, If it is so there is no point that you are maintaing this site if youdont answers for questions.

    My question is till now I did not get any response from my employer as I am in regular process, though I called him he said he would not receive anything from USCIS on my H1B. Could you please let me know do I still have any hope or am I out of luck and look for alternate.

    PLease answer

    • SB on May 13, 2015 at 11:13 AM

      you can wait till your employer gets an update , max till last week of May.

  146. Arun on May 11, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    I am also a regular applicant and my check hasn’t been encashed yet and my employer hasn’t received rejection letter either. I too have the same question “Till how long I can wait” because I have plan B to execute.

  147. ks on May 11, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    one of my friend got receipt today dated 1st MAY.

  148. Ramya on May 11, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Hello Everyone,
    I have applied for h1b on Regular processing category,
    My Consultancy person told that my check hasnt been encashed till date. Should i still hope for the results to favor me?
    Please help.

    Thanks
    Ramya

  149. KIshore on May 11, 2015 at 7:41 AM

    Hi Raghuram,

    I did not hear anything from my employer sofar, when I called him he said he is yet to receive any communication from UCSIS please let me know am I out of luck 100% now.

    Please answer for my question.

    • raj on May 11, 2015 at 2:12 PM

      Guyss hope for good I just heard from my company that I am selected, I had lost hope seeing the notice given by UCSIS , but thank god and everyone that I am thru, there is still time hope for the best.

      • raj on May 11, 2015 at 2:15 PM

        forgot to thank you Raghu this is really a relief for all H1b applicants who are in dilemma of making it to USA, Thank you so much, appreciate your intent.

        • Raghuram Sukumar on May 12, 2015 at 7:12 AM

          Thanks Raj. Good luck.

      • Yuki on May 11, 2015 at 3:09 PM

        what’s your first and last name?

      • Abhi on May 11, 2015 at 3:33 PM

        Was your check already encashed or your check also got cleared today?

      • Sudha on May 12, 2015 at 5:53 PM

        congrats Raj.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 12, 2015 at 7:29 AM

      Please keep track of other comments and latest blog posts. I can’t answer the same question for multiple people. Thanks.

  150. Jeevan on May 11, 2015 at 5:50 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    My employer tells me that I have not *yet* been selected. The check sent with my application has not been realized till date. Further, no explicit rejection letter has been sent out against my application.

    Would you know what all of this means? Is it time for me to start executing Plan B?

    Thanks,
    Jeevan

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 11, 2015 at 7:36 AM

      Start looking for Plan B.

  151. arul on May 11, 2015 at 5:26 AM

    hi all,

    i received my receipt on 6 th may and the receipt was sent by uscis to my employer on 28 th april . cognizant people have hope and wait up to mid of next week . all the best all.

    thanks raghu for this site. helps me a lot to keep me with hope till the end.

  152. vijay on May 11, 2015 at 4:50 AM

    I have applied Under regular Processing,till now my employer didn’t get any information how long this wait will go??

  153. VijiB on May 11, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    Can you please let us know how many petitions out of 65,000 are awaiting their receipt numbers ? If not the actual count, approximate percentage will be helpful.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog.

    Regards,
    VijiB

  154. Rajeev Ranjan on May 11, 2015 at 1:46 AM

    Nothing informed from employer till May 11th. Is it mean over for me.

  155. DEB on May 9, 2015 at 6:02 AM

    My petition is filled on 6th April and that is the last information that so far my employer is disclosing.Till now i have received no receipt number.I am under regular processing for new H1b.Any guess when is the last date for regular processing?

  156. GotIt! on May 8, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    I got it just now 🙂 Thanks Raghu and all of you, I got a lot of information through this blog!
    Mine is NON-AD/Reg/VT

    • Abhi on May 8, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      What’s your first name 2 letters and last name 2 letters. Just thinking if receipts are sent on some alphabetical order.

      • Sunil on May 8, 2015 at 4:35 PM

        First name 2 letters SU Last Name MA

        • Yuki on May 8, 2015 at 4:44 PM

          While you post your lottery selection news, Can you share your first and last name 2 letters. It seems receipt are sent in some alphabetical order. Also share company name, regular/advanced, premium/non-premium, center, receipt number(if possible). These all information can help others and can also reduce tensions for few. Hardly takes 2 mins 🙂 Thanks,

          • Raghuram Sukumar on May 8, 2015 at 6:20 PM

            I have seen crazy logical thinking like this in all 5 lottery years and it doesn’t mean anything for applicant.



    • karthik on May 9, 2015 at 9:18 AM

      when was your cheque cashed ? can you share that please.

  157. Sunil on May 8, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Hi.. On Monday my employer informed me that my name is selected in Lottery ( based on my fees/cheque was deducted), and told me that by Friday 8th May I will be getting the receipt. Today i called them, and they informed me that they haven’t received it yet, they have received for 5 people, and still waiting for 2 people(including me) whose amount was deducted but receipt is not received.

    Is still chances are live or I shud move on now with my regular things.

    • Tarun on May 11, 2015 at 9:34 AM

      Hi Sunil,

      Any news/updates for you so far?

  158. Sunil on May 8, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Hi.. On Monday my employer informed me that my name is selected in Lottery ( based on my fees/cheque was deducted), and told me that by Friday 8th May I will be getting the receipt. Today i called them, and they informed me that they haven’t received it yet, they have received for 5 people, and still waiting for 2 people(including me) whose amount was deducted but receipt is not received.

    Is still chances are live or I shud move on now with my regular things.

  159. Sunil on May 8, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Hi.. On Monday my employer informed me that my name is selected in Lottery ( based on my fees/cheque was deducted), and told me that by Friday 8th May I will be getting the receipt. Today i called them, and they informed me that they haven’t received it yet, they have received for 5 people, and still waiting for 2 people(including me) whose amount was deducted but receipt is not received.

    Is still chances are live or I shud move on now with my regular things. 🙁

    • waiting for receipt on July 20, 2015 at 12:19 PM

      Hey same statement is given to me by my employer. Did u get ur receipt.who s ur employer

  160. Raj on May 8, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Hi,

    have applied for H1B through regular processing, all my got result except me in the same line, i asked my consultant he is telling that we will receive results till End of June, but my friends are telling that by may 13th they will close, can i know when they will close the regular processing is there any hope to receive the positive results

    Thanks
    Raj

    • Amruth on May 8, 2015 at 11:07 AM

      do not agree

  161. Raghuram Sukumar on May 8, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    First H1B Package returned was reported on May 6, 2015. Check the updates at https://www.happyschools.com/h1b-visa-2016-cap-count-updates/

  162. Raghuram Sukumar on May 8, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    I hope you can understand that I can’t reply to each and every comments, questions asked here.

    Several folks have been asking the same question : “I haven’t heard anything, do I still have a chance or how long should I wait”. Sorry I have to ignore those comments.

  163. Happy on May 8, 2015 at 6:56 AM

    My employer has received receipt numbers for few folks till last Friday ,however they got none this week…when I called up today,they said they have no update for me…is it game over for me now..…Also they told me that money has not been deducted from my employers account for any one else ,other than selected petitions…Mine is regular processing /non -masters…

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 8, 2015 at 8:47 AM

      Thanks for the update. With number of applications, this is expected. Look for Plan B.

  164. Vinod on May 8, 2015 at 3:04 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    I have applied for h1b Fy2016, till now i didn’t get any response from my employer, when is the last date for receiving receipts.

    when i ask my employer they are telling that still we have time.

    • dinesh on May 8, 2015 at 4:59 AM

      Any hope for regular processing H1b visa now? I heard the last date to receive a receipt number was today.Haven’t heard anything from my employer yet.

      • Vinod on May 8, 2015 at 6:00 AM

        my employer is telling that 15 would be the last date

  165. Raj909 on May 7, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    I am still waiting for my H1B update this year.It was applied on RP , should I consider hard luck this year.Kindly advise, thank.Can i get any information based on LCA case number?

    Thanks…

  166. Lakshmi on May 7, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Hi,

    I am on H4 and I have applied for H1( regular) this year. I have not yet received confirmation from my consultancy. When it will be last date for regular process lottary selected confirmation.

    Is there any chance to hope for my Visa…?

  167. sss on May 7, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Today I got receipt notice from USCIS with receipt number EAC-15-150-***** , received date April 15th , Notice Date May 1st.
    This says case type as I539Application to Extend/change Non immigrant status. I’m confused whether it is related to H4 or L2 visa (My dependent Receipt number ) since my company is applying for both L1B extension and H1B simultaneously. Please suggest what does this specifies.

    • sss on May 7, 2015 at 7:11 PM

      As it came today to my home address and happened to see non business hours I’m not able to confirm with attorney. Any one please suggest.

  168. Mateen on May 7, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    I applied for H1 this year. I chased the co which is based in Texas for status on Apr 29. They replied to me updating that they will start getting updates from 1st week of May through Jume first week asper their previous experience. Could you please confirm. If i would still need to nurture hope of geting update or my game is over.

  169. pruthvi soni on May 7, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    Last end date of regular petition plz give me some information of which type of degree and which type of filed like commerce scince and arts and engineering
    consider of USCIS

  170. Parvathi on May 7, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    Till now I am waiting to hear the H1 lottery results of mine and I am in constant touch with the consultancy I applied with. The dropped an e-mail on May 5th to get the updates on my H1 status, they replied telling there is no status regarding my H1 petition. Could you please let me know if I still need to wait for the updates and if so by what date I can expect the status of my petition. It’s giving me sleepless nights. Or should i drop off thinking I have no luck for this year?

    Thanks,
    Parvathi

    • Anurag on May 7, 2015 at 2:03 PM

      What was the processing type? If PP, then no hope. If RP, then wait for next one week

      • Niks on May 7, 2015 at 9:59 PM

        PP = Premium processing ? If yes, then does it mean the all other PP candidates who have not received any info till now are not selected in cap?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 7, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      Check the podcast episode for more info.

  171. Renuka on May 7, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Hi,

    I am on H4 and I have applied for H1( regular) this year.
    I received a receipt number from my employer 2 days back.

    I wanted to know if I can travel to India in May and June’15 i.e before my approval( or denial). Would there be any problem for H1 processing. Many people advised me not to travel as they mention that my i-94 changes if I travel, and this will effect my H1 processing. Is this true?
    My doubt may be slightly out of context.

    Please clarify..

    Thanks.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 7, 2015 at 10:12 AM

      Hello Renuka. I have a better and different view about the travel. It can be advantage for you in some ways. If you applied via Consulting company, please schedule a consulting call ( link can be found at Courses Page). We can discuss in detail.

    • sara on May 7, 2015 at 11:03 AM

      Hi,
      On 30th April, I have been told by my agency that I made lottery and he is waiting for receipt number. When would be the last date for receiving the receipt number in normal processing.

      regards
      Sara

      • Anurag on May 7, 2015 at 2:05 PM

        If already made in the lottery, then your agency/employer must have the receipt#

        • sai on May 8, 2015 at 12:38 AM

          Hi Anurag,

          Is there any chance like they may got the confirmation through email or something and may be the agency too didn’t yet receive the receipt notice?
          Because I heard that they get some confirmation through email before receiving the receipt notice.

  172. Amruth on May 7, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    HI ,

    I have appplied H1B 2016 in general/Noraml . As per my understanding only Premium processing H1 results are known. Normal petitions will be known from 2nd week of May 2015.

    Some people are saying here that they have selected , does that mean they applied in premium processing way?

    Please clarify thi.

    • jeet on May 7, 2015 at 9:38 AM

      I think you know about some different world. Most of the regular processing receipts are done. The chances to receive a receipt after 2nd week is almost none.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 7, 2015 at 10:07 AM

      ​​ Some Premium applicants have already received approvals.

  173. MK on May 7, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Hi Anurag,

    First of all congratulations. I am in the same shoes as you are. Could you please tell me the consultancy name which applied your wife’s petition? Even I am desperately looking for a proper consultancy to file my wife’s petition.

    Thanks for your help.

    Best Regards

    • Anurag on May 7, 2015 at 2:06 PM

      Anira in Virginia.

  174. Anu on May 7, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    Am I out of luck as I did not get any update from my employer.

  175. Pavan on May 7, 2015 at 4:53 AM

    Hi raghu/anyone,

    My employer made H!B regular Process for me till now I dont have any info. I have called my employer and he said nothing so far. If we dont get anything by this time does it mean are we out of luck.

    Please clarify me or still have any hopes.

    Thanks,
    Pavan

  176. Kishore on May 7, 2015 at 4:04 AM

    Hi Raghu/ anyone

    As of today I did not get any conformation from my employer end and I have called him and asked , he said he did not get any mail from USCIS. IF I dont get it till now is that mean am I out of luck and plan some other things. Please advise me.

  177. raju6899 on May 7, 2015 at 1:39 AM

    Hi All

    My employer confirmed on last monday that cheque got encashed and today I received my receipt notice, this is my second attempt and notice date April 28th.

    Thank you happyschools for all your information and posts. good luck to all.. cheers..

    • kalyani on May 7, 2015 at 3:17 AM

      hi ,
      till now i did not know anything about my resuly,upto what time i can wait for my result?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 7, 2015 at 7:26 AM

      Congrats. Party time.

  178. Jacky on May 6, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Hi Raghuram ji,
    As per your blog for last year 15-20% of the applicants get rejected after they receive the receipt notice, does this give the waiting applicants chance to get selected?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 7, 2015 at 7:26 AM

      We don’t know if USCIS allocates them back to others.

  179. coolbuzz on May 6, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    I am currently in the USA on L1B till 2016 with company A.. Applied through two different employers (B and C) for H1 B this year. Got picked up in both now. Will USCIS know that I applied twice from two employers by pulling out my demographic information ? Will both get rejected or approved or lead to RFE ?
    I plan to ask one employer to withdraw the petition. Should I wait until the I129 gets approved or do it now itself .. if the H1B gets rejected can I continue to work on my L1B till next year? Please advise urgently.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 7, 2015 at 7:25 AM

      Both are consulting companies?

  180. xyz on May 6, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Is there still any chance for Non-AD/RP?

  181. Sunita on May 6, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Hi,

    I have applied for H1b this year.My employer told me that your H1b Selected in lottery as bank cheque.Then when I asked for receipt number he was telling that attorney misplaced the cheques in wrong packets.How come this will happen?Should I lost hope of my applcaition.Please clarify me.

    Thanks,
    Sunita

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 7, 2015 at 7:17 AM

      Wow. I have seen such things happen. That’s inefficient attorney work.

    • shakeer on May 24, 2015 at 10:17 AM

      Sunita, so did you get your receipt ?

  182. sudha on May 6, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    I have been waiting for approval for my premium processing from april 20.

    No status change till now.Getting really tensed.Not sure whats going to happen.

  183. Satya on May 6, 2015 at 6:41 AM

    Got the update from my employer\consultancy on 4th May that my application is picked in the lottery. Got my receipt number too, application received date is mentioned as 13th Apr 2015 and Notice date as 28th Apr 2015. This is the first time I’ve applied and feeling lucky. Out of 6 friends (including me), 5 applications are selected in lottery (All are first time applicants under regular processing).
    I know it is tough & frustrating time for the people who haven’t received any update yet.
    If you don’t get any updates before mid of next week, then I would say…….better luck next time. I think USICS will complete sending the receipt numbers by Friday 8th May and then 2-3 days for your attorney\employer to inform you.
    But till then, I wish you best of luck guys.

  184. Nagi on May 6, 2015 at 3:33 AM

    Today my employer told that he did not get any updates/not picked up so far about my application.Can I consider that my game is over or still I can have a hope?Can anyone respond please?

    • Anurag on May 6, 2015 at 3:42 PM

      Was it RP or PP? If PP, then the chances are very less. If RP, then wait till second week of may. Else hard luck

      • Niks on May 7, 2015 at 10:03 PM

        PP = Premium processing ? If yes, then does it mean the all other PP candidates who have not received any info till now are not selected in cap?

  185. Adithya on May 6, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    Hi Raghuram,

    I got the information from my employer that my petition got selected in lottery and they shared the case receipt number as EAC-15-XXX-XXXX along with Form I797C Notice of Action. My case status is being shown as “On April 13, 2015, we received your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC15XXXXXXX,X and sent you the receipt notice that describes how we will process your case.” in USICS website. There is no change in the case status from last 10 days.
    My question is, What is the next step in visa process? Is my case is approved and all done ?

    Regards,
    Adithya

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 6, 2015 at 8:29 AM

      Regular processing can take 4 months for approval.

      • Adithya on May 6, 2015 at 2:16 PM

        Thank you Raghuram.

  186. Sid on May 6, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    Hi Raghuram,

    Currently I am on F1 under 17Month extended OPT. My H1B for FY2015 is still pending and we got an update from USCIS that my case is pending at the security unit (since Oct 2014).

    My extended OPT will be expiring on Sep 21, 2015.
    Can I continue working after Sep 21, 2015 if my H1 is pending? If yes, how long can I work?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 6, 2015 at 8:25 AM

      I don’t think you can work after Sep. I could be wrong but clarify with your attorney.

  187. hari on May 6, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    I am still waiting for results, can you help me when they start announcing general process results

    • Anurag on May 6, 2015 at 3:43 PM

      Already started

  188. Lee on May 5, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    my employer told me today that my petition got selected. AD/RP

    • Honey on May 5, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      I have applied for H1B.. Still there is no indication that I have selected or not.. Keeping my fingers cross..
      Is all over or as mentioned below.. can I wait for a week ? Please update me

  189. Hope on May 5, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Hi anurag…Waiting for ur reply…..what action did you take…

    Hope:

    Hi raghu,

    My employer filed the H1 when i was working for a differnt Client, The Project got completed and now i work for a different Project and client….Would there be any problem over here??

    Anurag:

    As per my last year exp, this could be a problem.
    Because when u filed the petition, you must have shown some project/client. Now when the USCIS would start reviewing your files (if picked up in the lottery), they will look for MSA/SOW. If this has been lapsed, as you said the project is completed, they would put this application under RFE asking for more supporting dics to show your employer has business with the client. Typically they ask for latest MSA/SOW and client letter. if you are not able to provide them, then USCIS has the right to cancel your petition.

    Hope:

    Thanks Anurag.

    What could be the corrective action that I could proceed at this time, Will the H1B amendment work in this case?? could you let me know the available options for me to check….Please reply ASAP

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 5, 2015 at 2:21 PM

      Unfortunately you are asking questions that’s beyond my expertise. You should be asking your employer’s attorney. Key with Immigration is when to ask in a blog and when you get legal help. Lot of people get in trouble by blogs and forums without know when to ask where.

      • Honey on May 5, 2015 at 8:57 PM

        Raghu,

        I just happened to see your blog.. I have applied for H1b.. Many of friends received a call from their consultant that they have been selected…
        Can i wait for some more time or the wait is over 🙁
        Saw that the data entry is over on May 4, practically what it clearly states… 🙁
        please help me..

    • Anurag on May 5, 2015 at 11:17 PM

      Last year when my petition was picked up in the lottery, it went to RFE because of the below reasons

      1. Asked docs were submitted in Feb-March
      2. After the petition was selected in the lottery, they started verifing the docs
      3. And found the MSA/SOW had lapsed. Because the MSA/SOW was valid till June 2014.
      4. So suspecting of any legal business with the client still there, USCIS put the petition under RFE (Request For Evidence)
      5. Where they had asked so many supporting docs to show that you have business with the client for whom the petition was filed. So docs like below were asked in my case
      a. MSA updated
      b. SOW updated
      c. Client letter

      Note: IN case of H1B, a, b & c docs are mandatory to have.

  190. RR on May 5, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    Can you please help me in understanding the current status.

    On the employer site, my status shows as ‘Acknowledgement Received’ does it mean it got selected in lottery? Please clarify.

    • Anurag on May 5, 2015 at 9:31 AM

      No. The status shown at your employer website has nothing to do with the USCIS lottery status. The status you are seeing could be stating that petition was sent/filed

      • RR on May 5, 2015 at 10:28 AM

        Hi Anurag,

        The earlier status was stated as ‘Sent For Filling by Attorney’. The status remains same for my other colleagues but only in my case it is updated to ‘Acknowledgement Received’ as of 1st May 2015. Please advise.

        • Anurag on May 5, 2015 at 11:19 PM

          Still I will say the USCIS status on you petition (if picked up in the lottery) has nothing to do with the status shown in your company portal.
          Employer file so many petitions in their org. And this they follow to keep track of the individual file status.

        • Akash on May 8, 2015 at 2:48 PM

          @RR – did u find out what the status meant? I’m getting the same status on my employer’s portal.

          • RR on May 12, 2015 at 2:22 AM

            @akash,

            I got an official word that it got selected in lottery. All the best to you!!



  191. fx9 on May 5, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    @Raghu,

    As per my employer, we still did not receive any update. Applied under General Category-> Regular.

    Are all selected General cateory -> Regular receipts or they are still being sent

    • waiting4result on May 5, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      my company called me & said amount has been deducted for my check ..so unofficially its confirmed but wait for receipt number ..So what it means?? did i got in lottery or still have to wait?

      • Anurag on May 5, 2015 at 9:32 AM

        Yes

        • waiting4result on May 5, 2015 at 9:51 AM

          @Raj @Anurag … Yes means Did i got selected or to wait . just bit tense so asking .please tell me clearly

      • anony AD/RP/CSC on May 5, 2015 at 4:19 PM

        Yes, it means you got selected. If u didnt, your check wont be cashed by USCIS.

  192. H1BPickedFirstTime on May 5, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    My petition was picked in the lottery and the receipt was sent to my prospective employer on Aril 16, 2015. It’s been more than 15 calendar days since, and I haven’t received any updates on the status of the petition.

    How much longer would it take for the petition to be approved? Also, what are the next steps assuming that the petition is approved in the next few days?

    I’d appreciate if you point me to an article that explains the following steps in detail. FYI, the employer had filed for premium processing of all the applications.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 5, 2015 at 7:56 AM

      PP is 15 business days from April 27.

      • Abhi on May 5, 2015 at 1:52 PM

        Raghu- How long shall RP/Non-AD should wait? From your past experience, do you have any idea if the process of informing about selection is alphabetical or its random? Thanks,

  193. Pavan on May 5, 2015 at 5:34 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    Can you please asnswe for my below question.
    As USCIS data entry completed so I did not receive any communication from my employer so far, does this mean am I out of luck. PLease let me know

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 5, 2015 at 5:46 AM
      • waiting4result on May 5, 2015 at 9:53 AM

        my company called me & said amount has been deducted for my check ..so unofficially its confirmed but wait for receipt number ..So what it means?? did i got in lottery or still have to wait? am in bit tense.
        plsease tell me clearly

  194. Raj on May 5, 2015 at 5:13 AM

    Hi Raghu,
    I spoke to my employer. They said that Your is still pending for any update. What does mean that?

    Thanks,
    Raj

  195. Nagi on May 5, 2015 at 5:02 AM

    I applied thru ETA and I did not hear any news till today about my lottery result.Does it means I am out of luck?Can any one tell me?

  196. Kishore on May 5, 2015 at 4:25 AM

    Did any one applied thru A1Kaiser if so please let me kow did u receive any receipt number. I Am having sleepless nights as nothing happend for me. Please let me know people those who did not receive as of now would they be out of Luck.

  197. Kishore on May 5, 2015 at 4:22 AM

    I have applied from A1Kaiser as Rgular Processing as of today I did not get any any news from end. Today USCIS announced Datya entry completed does it mean all of the receipts generated and sent to employers. sofar I did not receive anything so am I out of Luck. Please let me know asap.

  198. Raghuram Sukumar on May 4, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Breaking News – Data Entry is Complete. https://www.happyschools.com/h1b-visa-2016-cap-count-updates/

    • Raj on May 4, 2015 at 8:36 PM

      I spoke to my employer. They said that Your is still pending for any update. What does mean that?Can any one response pls

      • martin on May 4, 2015 at 10:57 PM

        It means that your employer didnt receive a confirmation number or the unselected petition returned. You need to wait, for me at least to friday.

    • Vj on May 4, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      Does this mean there will be not be anymore lottery results?

    • Kananpriya on May 4, 2015 at 10:43 PM

      Hi Raghu,

      Incase if both the Cases has selected in lottery, then what the Next step ??

      Please help !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kananpriya on May 4, 2015 at 10:44 PM

      Hi Raghu,

      If multiple case has selected in lottery for a single person, then what is the next step ??

      Please help !!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 5, 2015 at 4:51 AM

        Hope that both are approved and not rejected.

        • Harsh on May 6, 2015 at 7:11 AM

          Hi Raghu,

          Does it mean that we can attend stamping interview for both?

          • Raghuram Sukumar on May 6, 2015 at 8:21 AM

            I meant in a different way. USCIS is expected to crack down this year for multiple petitions. RFEs to Rejections. I’m seeing of multiple applications this year. Have to wait and see what’s going to happen.



    • vks on May 4, 2015 at 11:45 PM

      Hi Raghu

      Does it mean , there won’t be any more receipts or we can wait more for couple of days ?

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 5, 2015 at 4:49 AM

        Wait for a week at maximum.

    • Manish on May 5, 2015 at 1:14 AM

      Raghu – Many big companies not even started notifying receipts, does this news says that no more receipts gonna get generated for regular processing further?

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 5, 2015 at 4:48 AM

        All receipts generated. Will take few days to reach attorney

    • Raj on May 5, 2015 at 5:12 AM

      Hi Raghu,

      I spoke to my employer. They said that Your is still pending for any update. What does mean that?

      Thanks,
      Raj.

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 5, 2015 at 5:39 AM

        They haven’t received receipt numbers which means you likely not selected in the lottery

  199. martin on May 4, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    I just received a case number, but only says that my case was was received on april 10.
    Does it means that i was selected in the lottery?

    • martin on May 4, 2015 at 10:59 PM

      My lawyer confirmed that i was selected under the cap! Maintain the faith!
      Good luck for everyone!

  200. anony AD/RP on May 4, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Hi All,
    My employer just called me that my check for the application got cashed on satuday May 2nd. That means i was selected. After the long wait. Theres still hope guys. From all the sleepless nights. Reciepts will keep coming till end of 2nd week may or further. Goodluck guys. Applied at laguna niguel, CA service center

  201. James on May 4, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Raghu,

    I am AD/PP/CSC. I haven’t received any receipt, so I am fairly certain that I didn’t get through the lottery. I have currently applied for my OPT extension. Do you have any information/update about DHS’s proposals to extend/expand OPT program?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 4, 2015 at 8:37 PM

      There’s no update about OPT extension yet. Let’s hope there will be OPT extension.

  202. Kapil on May 4, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    Hi

    Do they release lottery results state wise, as per result announcement in our company I could notice results coming state wise alphabetical order. 1st Arizona state applied result annouced.

    Is this correct??

    Thanks,
    Kapil

    • Hafiz on May 4, 2015 at 10:02 AM

      I have the Same Question?

      Did any one who applied for TN got picked so far??

      • ABC on May 4, 2015 at 7:37 PM

        Doesn’t seem right. I applied from TX and got the receipt on 27th April, receipt itself is dated 22nd April.
        I am non-AD/Non-PP.

    • Nathan on May 4, 2015 at 10:20 AM

      Anyone received updates from DEP-Troy,Michigan

      • DEP/IND on May 7, 2015 at 1:26 AM

        did u recive any updates ?

        • DEP/IND on May 11, 2015 at 9:49 AM

          did you received any updates..?

          • Nathan on May 12, 2015 at 8:43 AM

            As of now, no updates from them.



          • DEP/IND on May 14, 2015 at 2:31 AM

            Did anyone picked up in lottery from DEP …



          • Nathan on May 14, 2015 at 8:23 AM

            I come to know thourgh other source about 12 nos. i am not sure.



          • Nathan on May 14, 2015 at 8:24 AM

            anybody in your friend circle applied through DEP.



          • Nathan on May 19, 2015 at 4:11 AM

            As of now no updates from DEP. Did you called them?



    • joe on May 4, 2015 at 10:54 AM

      Any one got their H1B regular processing receipt notice from the Splendtek

      • Kapil on May 4, 2015 at 12:40 PM

        Is that correct information?
        Any past experiences on state wise release of lottery?

      • H1B Aspirant on May 11, 2015 at 4:14 PM

        Not yet. Have they told anything about till when should we wait?
        Chances seem low now.

    • Ana on May 4, 2015 at 1:37 PM

      Hi All,

      I just got the receipt from my employer. Mine in General/RP.

      Very thanks a lot to you all for putting info here.

      No need to worry those whose are waiting for update.

      I heard till 3rd week of May you will get the receipt Notifications.

  203. sandeep on May 3, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Hi,

    My company has filed petition for H-1b drive.Still they have not revealed the lottery result.I will leave this company in July as I am going for masters in US with F-1 visa.Incase I am selected in the lottery what should I do so that I cant waste the chance ?Will they provide any receipt number so that I can use it later after completing my MS ?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 4, 2015 at 12:04 AM

      1. Approval notice. But I’m not sure you can get approval by July.
      2. How about joining the company after MS?

      • ana on May 4, 2015 at 12:08 AM

        Hi Raghu,

        When is the last date for getting lottery results for General/RP

        Thx,
        Anand

  204. Hope on May 3, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Hi raghu,

    My employer filed the H1 when i was working for a differnt Client, The Project got completed and now i work for a different Project and client….Would there be any problem over here??

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 3, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      You need to check with your employer’s attorney. This is beyond my skill set.

      • Kapil on May 4, 2015 at 7:53 AM

        Hi

        Do they release lottery results state wise, as per result announcement in our company I could notice results coming state wise alphabetical order. 1st Arizona state applied result annouced.

        Is this correct??

        Thanks,
        Kapil

    • Anurag on May 3, 2015 at 11:05 PM

      As per my last year exp, this could be a problem.
      Because when u filed the petition, you must have shown some project/client. Now when the USCIS would start reviewing your files (if picked up in the lottery), they will look for MSA/SOW. If this has been lapsed, as you said the project is completed, they would put this application under RFE asking for more supporting dics to show your employer has business with the client. Typically they ask for latest MSA/SOW and client letter. if you are not able to provide them, then USCIS has the right to cancel your petition.

      • Hope on May 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM

        Thanks Anurag.

        What could be the corrective action that I could proceed at this time, Will the H1B amendment work in this case?? could you let me know the available options for me to check….Please reply ASAP

        • Hope on May 4, 2015 at 2:25 PM

          One more thing mine is h1 from india,

  205. NeedChangeInLife on May 2, 2015 at 6:20 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    Good Job, Your blog gives info to so many people around the world. Thank you

    Just wanted to know if lottery is the only barrier? If we get through the lottery does that mean we are almost in?? what is the rejection rate after if we clear the lottery

  206. Anurag on May 2, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Here is the good news.

    I had filed H1B for my wife from a consultancy in USA and got picked up. RP
    All the best folks who are waiting for their turn.

    Chaooooo….

    • Par on May 2, 2015 at 3:20 PM

      Hey Anurag.. congratulations to both of you.. and thanks a lot for clear my doubts..

    • MK on May 6, 2015 at 10:40 AM

      Hi Anurag,

      First of all congratulations. I am in the same shoes as you are. Could you please tell me the consultancy name which applied your wife’s petition? Even I am desperately looking for a proper consultancy to file my wife’s petition.

      Thanks for your help.

      Best Regards

    • MK on May 6, 2015 at 10:57 AM

      Hi Anurag,

      First of all many congratulations. I am in the same shoes as you are. Could you please tell me the consultancy name which applied your wife’s petition? Even I am desperately looking for a proper consultancy to file my wife’s petition.

      Thanks for your help !

      Best Regards

  207. Anil on May 1, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    Hi All,

    Today i got a mail from the employer when my petition selected and provided me the H1b receipt no also

    Regards

    Anil

  208. hari on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Raghu, I am Still waiting for the lottery result. What are the chances for AD/RP/VT? Is it over or we still have hopes

  209. Raghuram Sukumar on May 1, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Sign-up for H1B Visa Tracekr toget latest updates ( from Happy Schools)

    http://immigrationtrackers.com/usa/h1b-visa/

    • Juggernaut on May 1, 2015 at 3:49 PM

      I am an AD/regular processing/CSC candidate. Still haven’t heard anything. Is there hope for me still? My lawyer told me that they expect to hear in a couple of weeks. Getting real anxious!

    • Siddharth on May 2, 2015 at 12:22 AM

      @ Raghu when is the last date for lottery results.Please reply as I didn’t get any info from my employer.

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 2, 2015 at 6:40 AM

        There’s no fixed last date.

    • Gunjan on May 3, 2015 at 12:26 PM

      Dear Raghu,
      Generally how many days before sending receipt number USCIS encash cheque? Could you please throw some light on it.

      Regards,
      Gunjan

      • Raghuram Sukumar on May 3, 2015 at 4:21 PM

        USCIS can deposit cash several day before or after issuing receipt number. So, there’s no way to know.

  210. Par on May 1, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    My employer has filed petition for me, we just submitted all the documents which they asked me.. i am non AD, and RP, so incase my application get selected in lottery, will my employer get it to know first or its me (i mean whether i get email directly from UCICS),

    Also, if even after my application gets selected in lottery, is my company has any rights to not to proceed for further process to get H1 visa(if my company changed mood ), just wanted to know for curiosity..

    • Anurag on May 1, 2015 at 9:33 AM

      If picked up in the lottery, all USCIS communication will happen directly to your employer and your employer then will let you know the petition number.

      At any point of time your employer has the right to revoke your petition because unless they share I797 form with you, you can’t do anything.

      • Par on May 1, 2015 at 2:13 PM

        Thanks Anurag,
        It means one may be already selected in lottery but unless employer told him he has to wait and keep the fingers crossed..

        • Anurag on May 1, 2015 at 4:34 PM

          FYI: My H1B was approved last year and currently I am in USA. This year I have filed for my spouse and following up in this forum to know the updates. I am also waiting to hear some good news from the consultancy who has processed my spouse’s H1B.

          So the answer to your question is YES. Generally, companies wait for the last moment expecting more filed petition to arrive before they start disclosing the lottery result. This is to evade multiple queries from the H1B aspirants to the immigration team in that company.

          In my case, I was informed during June. Though I had lost all hopes. 🙂

          Let me know in case you have any concerns. I would try to answer them from my past experience.

  211. Srinivas on May 1, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    @Raghu Upto to what date we can expect the result of the lottery or it is over for the people who haven’t heard from their employer.

  212. kk on May 1, 2015 at 2:27 AM

    Please reply my employes says that we will receive lottery results till second week of may..
    till when i will come to know that my file is picked or not???

  213. Amy on April 30, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Informed by my employer that the check was cashed on 04/27/15. But didn’t receive the notice of receipt yet. Mine is non-AD/RP.

  214. abhijith on April 30, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Hi Raghuram,

    My employer said me that my cheque has been cashed last thursday.
    I contacted my school for the Sevis info to check whether its updated as few of my friends even got the receipt numbers from the school.

    In my case my opt was expiring on may 24th so i applied extension and got it appproved too .So i have my opt till end of 2016 …. Does it have anything to do with it . Does DSO only know if OPT is expiring before oct of this year . I’m confused, is there anything to worry . I did not get the receipt yet and its too early to expect the receipt….

    From my employer point he is sure the cheque is mine. Any thing to worry about the sevis now??

    • Shan on April 30, 2015 at 10:53 AM

      Till when can we expect the result for the Regular processing ? I have applied for Regular Processing and still waiting for the results.

      • A on April 30, 2015 at 12:44 PM

        My Brother-in law H1b lottery got picked under normal processing today (Regular).

        • anandan on April 30, 2015 at 12:47 PM

          Congrats

      • sivakumar on April 30, 2015 at 1:04 PM

        Is it ad regular processing ..or normal rp..?

        • A on April 30, 2015 at 1:09 PM

          Regular/non-premium/normal

  215. Preethi on April 30, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    I am a Masters Student here currently on F1 opt. My company has applied my H1b via Premium Processing , i still haven’t received my receipt. i read somewhere in the thread that for PP we should have received receipt by April 29, 2015, I still havent 🙁 What does this imply? Can some one please assist me ?

    • karthik on April 30, 2015 at 9:53 AM

      pp means very less chance now but never loose hope..

    • Raghuram Sukumar on April 30, 2015 at 10:44 AM

      I think it’s game over for PP now.

  216. DEP / Ind on April 30, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Is anyone from DEP …. n any updates
    Is anyone got receipt from DEP …

    • DEP / Ind on May 4, 2015 at 1:31 AM

      Did not get any updates

      • Nathan on May 5, 2015 at 2:20 AM

        I applied through DEP. No updates from them. How about you.

      • SAM on May 6, 2015 at 5:44 AM

        your is premium or regular?
        Did you contact them.

    • Nathan on May 4, 2015 at 10:15 AM

      I applied thorugh DEP. No updates so far.

      • DEP / Ind on May 12, 2015 at 4:46 AM

        Did you get any updates from DEP

        • Nathan on May 12, 2015 at 8:45 AM

          no updated as of now. How about you.

  217. hari on April 29, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Do we have any more chances for AD/RP/VT. I am still waiting for the news?

  218. phani on April 29, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    hi friends,
    my employer filed h1b in premium processing for2016 in masters quota.I didn’t receive any lottery info.I was tensed whether my file picked or not.if not is there any chance to get selected in regular quota…Please answer It. ..

    • Rimzhim on April 29, 2015 at 4:20 PM

      RP and PP are all together diff things. If not picked up in PP, then why would this be considered in RP?
      In PP, you just get to know the results much before than RP. Apart from that the other rules applies same.

    • YouwillgetH1 on April 29, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      If you applied for premium processing and did not get selected, there are no chances to get selected in Regular Quota. Lottery does not have to do anything with regular/premium quota.

  219. got receipt num on April 29, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    I got receipt num EAC15XX ……..in a mail from my employer. Does it mean I have been selected in lottery?

    • got receipt num on April 29, 2015 at 2:15 PM

      i am tensed . please let me know what does getting receipt number means

      • jay on April 29, 2015 at 2:44 PM

        means u r selected

    • Rimzhim on April 29, 2015 at 4:18 PM

      Yes. Congratulations

  220. Rajesh on April 29, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Any one got selected from Tringapps?

    • kk on May 1, 2015 at 2:24 AM

      no any one get from tringapps please reply 🙁

      • RR on May 6, 2015 at 2:09 AM

        Hi KK,

        Did u get any update from tringapps??

        • kk on May 8, 2015 at 2:26 AM

          Hi RR,

          Not yet any one get the updates from tringapps please let us know.

          • RR on May 8, 2015 at 7:46 AM

            They ask me to wait for 2 more weeks. But this waiting is killing me…Sleepless nights



          • RR on May 8, 2015 at 8:03 AM

            HI KK,

            Did you try to contact them??? Let me know if you get any update from tringapps



          • PS on May 15, 2015 at 2:11 AM

            No , no update yet.
            Have you tried contacting them again?



          • PS on May 18, 2015 at 1:28 AM

            Hi KK/RR,

            Did you get their mail stating that they have received 70 receipts no out of 91 selected in lottery. They havent notified anyone as of now.
            Dont lose hope .We all will get through .:)



          • RR on May 18, 2015 at 6:38 AM

            HI KK/PS,

            I don’t have luck this time. Bye guys.. Good luck for you guys.



        • kk on May 11, 2015 at 2:33 AM

          Hi RR,

          I have called them up they are saying we will let u know by end of this week.
          If u get any update pls let me know.

          • RR on May 11, 2015 at 2:49 AM

            Hi KK,

            They told me the same. I am also waiting for the call from them. I ask them did any ONE got receipt.. but still they are not giving any answer… Lets hope for the best…



          • kk on May 11, 2015 at 5:11 AM

            Hi RR,

            I just talked to them again they are saying we will update u at last by tomorrow evening. If u get a call pls let me know.



          • RR on May 11, 2015 at 6:14 AM

            Hi KK,

            I didn’t get any call till now from them. If I get something.. I will surly intimate you. If you get any call… please let me know..



          • kk on May 11, 2015 at 9:03 AM

            Hi RR,

            Which location u belong to in india are u applying first time?
            I went to pune to sign agreement.



          • RR on May 11, 2015 at 10:20 AM

            Hi KK,

            I am from Bangalore. Yes, this is the 1st time I am applying.



          • PS on May 12, 2015 at 2:08 AM

            Hey I am also waiting for results. Have they updated you guys about anything?



          • RR on May 12, 2015 at 2:39 AM

            Hi PS,

            No. As per KK they are going to inform him by end of today. Lets wait and see.



          • kk on May 12, 2015 at 5:40 AM

            Hi RR n PS,

            I again talked to them they have not yet received any updates from their US team. They are saying we will at last let u know by this weekend.



          • RR on May 12, 2015 at 7:02 AM

            HI KK/PR,

            they told me the same. They told they didn’t get full list from US team and waiting the update.

            PR – Did you get a change to talk with them?



          • PS on May 12, 2015 at 7:18 AM

            I had a word with them on 1st of may . They said wait until the end of this month . I dont know why they are holding back the results ? At least, this would help us get away from insomnia.



          • kk on May 12, 2015 at 9:08 AM

            Hi RR/PS,

            It is really difficult to wait this much time as for premium processing further process also started and we are still waiting for lottery results…



          • kk on May 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM

            i mean its not pending from UCSIS just our employer holding the results… so sad… hope we we will get it by end of this week…



          • PS on May 12, 2015 at 1:46 PM

            Yeah true..all the best guys..If you get to know anything..do update it in here



          • RR on May 15, 2015 at 1:51 AM

            HI KK/PS,

            Did any one of you get any update from them?



          • PS on May 15, 2015 at 2:01 AM

            Happy Schools

            RR left a reply to a comment by kk on H1B Visa 2016 – Regular Processing Results Coming In…:

            RR

            HI KK/PS,

            Did any one of you get any update from them?

            Reply to this email to reply to RR.

            Here’s a recap of this post and conversation:

            H1B Visa 2016 – Regular Processing Results Coming In… was published on March 2, 2015 by Raghuram Sukumar.

            Can you imagine H1B Visa 2016 cap season is already here? Are you applying for H1B Visa this April 1, 2015? Then you have come to the right place. Here’s what you will get by following Happy Schools Blog’s H1B Visa updates Lightning Fast H1B Visa 2016 News Amazing community of H1B Applicants (current and[…]

            There were 429 comments previous to this. Here is this reply in context:

            Rajesh

            Any one got selected from Tringapps?

            kk

            no any one get from tringapps please reply 

            RR

            Hi KK,

            Did u get any update from tringapps??

            kk

            Hi RR,

            I have called them up they are saying we will let u know by end of this week.
            If u get any update pls let me know.

            RR

            HI KK/PS,

            Did any one of you get any update from them?

            Reply to this email to reply to RR.

            Leave this conversation

            To no longer receive other comments or replies in this discussion reply with the word ‘unsubscribe’.

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          • kk on May 15, 2015 at 5:35 AM

            no update yet… please let me know any of u get RR/PS….



          • H1b on May 15, 2015 at 7:05 AM

            Hey KK/RR/PS,

            I had a word with them. they said they will disclose the result as soon as they will receive receipts for all the petitions . Hold yourself up for another week 🙂

            All the best



          • kk on May 18, 2015 at 1:06 AM

            Hi PS/RR,

            may be my luck is also hard i have also not received confirmation…
            if u receive any confirmation pls let me know..



          • RR on May 18, 2015 at 4:36 AM

            HI KK/PS,

            Any information from tringapps???



          • RR on May 21, 2015 at 1:51 AM

            Hey,
            I am from tringapps too. Did any one got any reply from Tringapps. I got the reply from them to wait till next week. Please update.



    • Surjit on May 15, 2015 at 10:32 AM

      Hi Rajesh,

      I got confirmation mail from Tringapps 2 hours back stating that my name got picked up in the lottery.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Surjit

      • RR on May 15, 2015 at 12:36 PM

        Congrates Surjit… Seems like I don’t have luck..

    • Tringapps on May 21, 2015 at 4:57 AM

      Hi,

      Finally wait is over. Just got the mail from Tringapps HR that my application got picked in lottery. I AM ON THE SEVENTH CLOUD. 🙂

      • Sri on May 21, 2015 at 5:01 AM

        Hi,

        When your check got cashed?

        What is the receipt notice date and received date

        • Tringapps on May 22, 2015 at 6:10 AM

          Hi,

          I just got the confirmation mail regarding application selected. No other infor has been shared in the mail.

      • PS on May 21, 2015 at 5:10 AM

        Congrats!!
        Hi KK RR,

        Do u have any updates from them?

        • RR on May 21, 2015 at 11:45 AM

          HI PS,

          No update yet. I lost the hope.

          • kk on May 22, 2015 at 1:13 AM

            Hi KK/PS,

            I also lost hope this year….. 🙁



        • RR on May 26, 2015 at 7:02 AM

          HI PS/KK,

          Is there any updates for you at least?

          • PS on May 26, 2015 at 7:08 AM

            Hi RR,

            Got an update that they didn’t receive any receipts last week . Moreover they have notified all the persons whose receipts they have got . So getting into those 20 receipts would certainly be a big deal.

            I am finally hopeless now.



          • RR on May 27, 2015 at 2:56 AM

            HI PS,

            Did you get a chance to ask them that did your check got encashed ?



      • tringapps on October 21, 2015 at 7:25 AM

        Hi, I m also from tringapps. Did u get any info regarding approval or visa interview?

  221. Ininifty on April 29, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Any one from hexaware got receipt?

  222. Shriracha on April 29, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Hi Guys

    Do you know anyone who has been sent to Canada by their employer because they were not selected for H1b this year? I want to learn more about how that process works?

    Thanks

  223. JKM on April 29, 2015 at 3:44 AM

    Guys please let me know if anybody got status for H1B lottery for General category ?

    • Ram on April 29, 2015 at 11:52 AM

      These two days (28th-29th) are very good for some of the NON-AD/REGULAR processing guys.
      Many have received receipts for these days.
      All the best for you!!

  224. Ram on April 28, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Hi mates,

    My employer filed my H1–> AD, PP. Still no response on lottery. Is there any chances of getting picked further?
    Confused 😉

    • Cnu on April 28, 2015 at 10:43 PM

      Mine is H1B regular from INDIA, Guys Please let me know when can i receive H1B lottery picked status?

      @Raghu,

      I hope you will answer my questions?

      • veeran on April 29, 2015 at 1:12 AM

        Already started….. now checks are clearing for regular process…. Ask your employer… I hope you will get update in coming 2 to 3 weeks……. All the best

      • SB on April 29, 2015 at 5:51 AM

        Keep the hope.. you should get it by mid of May

      • Srinivas on April 29, 2015 at 10:03 PM

        Hello Buddies,

        Yeterday(April 29th) my consultant confirmed that my H1B got picked.

        Mine is regular process and he given me EAC number.

        All the best guys 🙂

        Thanks,
        Srinivas

  225. Arbitrax on April 28, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Ya all, PP poured in, for non-pp, wait till mid-may, the processing dates in US do work as milestones, and remember there is no rejection or acceptance till you actually get one, so chill out , enjoy your days.

  226. Ash on April 28, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Haven’t heard anything – regular processing, non-AD. Does that mean I’m out?

  227. Manish on April 28, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    @Raghu – Whether USCIS started sending receipts for Regular processing?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on April 28, 2015 at 3:21 PM

      Yes. They are.

  228. DBS on April 28, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Hi,

    I got my H1B selected in the Lottery.
    This is my second year applied for H1B.

    Regular/Non AD/California.

    My Employer said they applied for 30 and got 3 so far.

    All the best people and Thanks Ram.

  229. krishna on April 28, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    Its Wonderful web
    I applied H1B with premium processing and its selected in lottery, Now i am on H4 VISA in USA. My case status showing as “We approved your Form I-129 and emailed approved notice” in USCIS case status page. Is my H1B approved or is it in the process. Can i expect I-797 form also.what are steps remaining in my H1B process.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on April 28, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      Refer to H1b status post.

    • YouwillgetH1 on April 29, 2015 at 4:20 PM

      Means your H1B is approved. No more worryfor you. 🙂

  230. abhijith on April 28, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Hi Raghuram,

    My employer said me that my cheque has been cashed last thursday.
    I contacted my school for the Sevis info to check whether its updated as few of my friends even got the receipt numbers from the school.

    In my case my opt was expiring on may 24th so i applied extension and got it appproved too .So i have my opt till end of 2016 . Does it have anything to do with it . Does DSO only know if OPT is expiring before oct of this year . I’m confused, is there anything to worry . I did not get the receipt yet and its too early to expect the receipt.

    From my employer point he is sure the cheque is mine. Any thing to worry about the sevis now?

  231. veeran on April 28, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Hi Friends, non-ad/general process started…

  232. DBEN on April 28, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Hi, My firm applied for non-AD Premium processing H-1B, I haven’t heard anything yet. Does this mean I am out? Thanks!

    • Ram on April 28, 2015 at 10:48 AM

      Guys,

      Some of my colleagues have received H1 receipts (Regular non-AD) today.
      Expecting some more in next couple of days.

      All the best for guys!!

  233. Murugan on April 27, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Any one applied through sriven technologies. I got offer letter from them that they will apply h1b for me. some related information will be good news for me.

  234. Santosh on April 27, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Hi everyone,

    My employer has filed for H1b this year,and I see the status in our company portal as Petition approval pending. What does it mean?

    Thanks,
    Santosh

  235. Jeet on April 27, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    My employer applied for me under AD/RP. I checked with my school and they said SEVIS is not updated. Does this mean that I was not picked?

  236. Vinaya on April 27, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    My case got picked on 4/24. I applied in the advanced degree quota with regular processing. Just keeping folks on this website informed.

  237. Vicky on April 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Any 1 from cognizant got their H1B regular got through non-AD ,I heard corporates are having some quota internally,Is it true Raghu

    • Karthik on April 28, 2015 at 8:35 AM

      Not yet got any info…Lets hope for the best

  238. Anam on April 26, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Do we still have hope for receipt number? As my employer informed me that they are processing my H1B in premium Cap. Though, I don’t have any degree from United States. Is this possible to process my visa in premium Cap? My company applied for my H1B last year also but it was not selected. Is there any other criteria like Job profile, Company revenue/Strength, Work Experience etc. in Lottery process
    Can anyone please tell me what would be the best option for selection in this process

    Thanks, Anam

    • Raghuram Sukumar on April 27, 2015 at 10:34 AM

      Premium can be done before both General and Advanced category.

  239. Ranjith on April 25, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Is there a chance to receive or expect premium processing receipt after Apr 28th?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on April 26, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      Less likely.

      • Ranjith on April 26, 2015 at 3:34 PM

        If the premium processing is rejected by when we will be knowing it? I mean when the packet will be returned? Is there a chance for premium processing to be in wait list?

        • Raghuram Sukumar on April 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM

          Package will be returning from Mid May or later.

  240. Raju on April 24, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Plz confirm any one got lottary confirmation for regular application…

    • Sathishwar on April 26, 2015 at 8:19 AM

      It seems, Regular processing (RP) also getting Lottery confirmation for Advanced degrees (AD) for now.

      Non_AD, I am expecting from next week.

  241. A.M.Bharath on April 24, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    To ALL aspirants – it is only the last week of April now and there is quite some time left for the rejections to start pouring in so please keep your hopes intact for some more time.

    Rejected applications won’t have receipt numbers associated with them. The successful ones have a receipt number bearing the adjudication center code as the first three letters.

    Many a time, the duration that a successful receipt takes to reach the notice of the candidate takes longer than usual since it may have to travel various routes (USCIS, Attorney, Employer).

    Again, ALL THE BEST – Just hang-in there, sleepless nights will reduce with each passing day.

    • Raju on April 24, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      plz confirm any one got lottary selected confirmation for regular process application.. I have not yet receieved confirmation… When it will be last date for regular process lottary selected confirmation…

      • Sathishwar on April 26, 2015 at 8:22 AM

        Last date can be Mid of June for Regular Processing .

      • Vinaya on April 27, 2015 at 12:32 PM

        Hi Raju, I applied with regular processing and my case for picked in the lottery. I was noticed about it on Friday 4/24. Regardless of whether you opted for premium or regular, you will be noticed immediately if your case was picked i.e. you will receive the USCIS receipt. Just that, once it is picked, your case (i.e. regular processing) will take longer to process.

  242. Kaushal on April 24, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    I am in Masters Quota/PP.. still havent got any numbers and the premium processing date starts from Monday (27th). Does that mean that if I havent received my number before 27th, most probably it has not been picked in lottery? Any thoughts or information will be appreciated.

    P.S. I was unlucky last year as well 🙁

    • AN on April 24, 2015 at 1:11 PM

      Im in the same boat as you are mate! second time for me too. I dont think we stand any chances at this point of time 🙁

  243. mona on April 24, 2015 at 1:54 AM

    my application has been selected in lottery under premium processing and got my recepit number at 1st time..but i just completed my btech in 2013 and i have and 1 and half year it experience in the company..but when i go for stamping they will see the age..and uscis has an any age limit

    • Lucky on April 24, 2015 at 3:14 PM

      Congos Mona!!
      Donot wrry abt the age jst go fr stamping…!!

  244. Anji on April 24, 2015 at 1:49 AM

    I got a num from one of the websites, the num is : 1800 892 4829.
    When i called this number to ask my Sevis status they informed that my Sevis is Active does it mean tat my h1 application is not picked in the lottery.

    Because few of them who called this number wer informed tat there status is pending which means ter application is picked in the lottery.

    Raghu can u please clarify, how true is this…….

    And one more thing am in India since 2009.

  245. Yogesh on April 23, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    just, got Receipt today, Finally selected in 2016 lottery with my 3rd try.

    So don’t loose your passion i was struggling since 2013 for H1 with master degree, first 2 time i did premium processing but this time i did with regular process and selected.

    I got receipt with regular process, last year my all friend selected in regular process so i would say from my personal 3 times of experience that there is more chances to select in lottery with regular process instead of premium.

    • vani on April 23, 2015 at 12:22 PM

      Happy about u I am also applieb in Regular processing .but I am not AD.I am on H4.theystart to give receipt numbers to regular processing also?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on April 23, 2015 at 1:29 PM

      Congrats. His did you stay in status for applying h1 3 times?

  246. Prashant on April 23, 2015 at 3:05 AM

    By when can we expect to get the lottery results, whether it is selected or rejected?
    My eployer has filed my H1 under normal category and I haven’t yet received the receipt number.

  247. sasidhar33 on April 22, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    I am currently in US on H4. I applied for H1B visa this time. Any idea how long USCIS will be sending case numbers/petition numbers when H1B is picked in the lottery. I am following this blog for the past one week and many people updating that they got picked up and got their petition numbers. I am still waiting for mine.