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H1B Visa 2016 – Regular Processing Results Coming In…

Raghuram Sukumar H1B Visa 795 Comments

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.

 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. 

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).

 

Comments

  1. Hi Raghu

    And i have done M.tech(CS) from india then i came here on H4 with my husband

    I dont have any work experience

    Do i qualify for the lottery system for H1B

    Or will i get job ??

    1. it is till april 5th n not 7th. the lottery takes place aftr tht … no date is given by uscis … usuallyit is completed by april 10th n the selected candidates employers will get the notification.

      1. Hi,

        The rule says “if cap is reached within 5 working days…..”. Since 4th and 5th are Sat and Sun, the application would be accepted atleast till the 7th Apr’15. Hope this clears the confusion.

        1. Last year it was week end on 5 & 6 April so the 5th day was 7th April. That’s why the applications were accepted till 7th.

    2. h4 does nt qualify at all …. this is a h1b topic disvussion … moreover this i

      1. sonia this is a h1b discussion n nt a astrology site ….. h4 is a complrtely diff topic

    3. If you fall under the new EAD rule, then you do not even have go through H1B visa process.

    4. Hello Sonia,

      Since you are on H-4, you have one of 2 options:

      1) Look for a sponsor who can raise your H1-B next year and meanwhile, hone your skill-set so you are job-ready if/when the time is ripe. Please note that for next year, we don’t know the trend yet – a lottery may be there for all we know, the H1-B cap-limit may go up or stay the same etc.
      2) Your husband (who is on H1-B) can talk to his employer and see if his Green Card process can be initiated. As part of the GC process, if he reaches a stage where his “I-140 gets approved”, you will then be able to apply for an EAD for yourself which, when approved, makes you eligible for landing a job. Again, please note that this process ~14 months and/or upwards.

  2. do we require to fill up B1 visa details in any kind of form while applying hor h1b.

    i have been to us in 2012 for 2 months, do i need to add this info in h1b documentation or not?

  3. I have applied for H1-B 2015.I know the USCIS will start accepting the applications on 1st April to April 7(business days).
    Can we know,when will be the lottery happen…?

  4. Dear Raghu,

    With the actual process of executing the lottery being confidential and not being disclosed by USCIS. It will be unwise to consider that USCIS will accept bogus/multiple H1B petitions and let legitimate petitions be sacrificed in the name of lottery system. Bogus petition will hit the genuine employers really hard if there are multiple petitions approved for same person. What if an petition cleared in the lottery process is found to be incomplete/not fulfilling required criteria at later stage. Is there an evidence or indication that the petition is opened and reviewed before sending it through lottery ?

    Is there any information if USCIS does screen the petitions before sending them through for lottery ? Does USCIS share the number of petitions that went through the lottery or it is the case that all the applied petitions are pushed for lottery.

    Regards,
    DP

      1. you can be a little more polite in answering the queries which would increase the participation.

    1. Dear DP,

      The lottery, as such, is a computer generated algorithm that merely pushes all of the applications and scoops-out the required number. As far as I know, since the lottery is the 1st step of the long process, the USCIS simply takes all the applications and gives each of them a unique number before rolling the dice – this unique number translates into the ID of an adjudication “center/office” where a case officer reviews the application, subject to a successful lottery pick-up in the first place.

      It is the actual in-person review that decides the qualitative nature and validity of the application. However, it is not clear how the USCIS handles a case like this: Company A files for Employee E twice (which is not legal since the same employee can’t have 2 applications from the same company), both get picked in the lottery (sheer luck!) and each application goes to a different center. If you ask me, they probably check for the presence of a “similar” application as part of their review.

      This link throws some light on this: http://www.murthy.com/2014/09/25/noids-for-virtually-identical-cap-subject-h1b-petitions/

      Hope you know that a different case wherein 2 different employers file for one employee is legal – it is like applying for 2 different jobs. In a lucky case where both the applications get picked up, it is up to the employee to decide which employer to say “no” to since he/she can only work for one firm at a time.

      All of the above is information that I gathered from my personal sources – just be aware that the USCIS has the ability to surprise our understanding at times 🙂

      1. Author

        Same employer can’t file 2 application for same employee. Address where the application have to be filed is defined by USCIS. Plus, I’m expecting there will be several rejection or RFE due to multiple filings.

        1. For a same employee, If two applications from different employers are picked in the lottery, at what stage employee has to say no to second employee.

          1. After lottery picked and before petition process start.
          2. After petition approved for both applications.

          1. Author

            After Approval notice have been received from both employer’s.

  5. This is really good and informative blog on H1B process for all.
    Can you also put some light on What is premium processing ?
    Is premium process CAP also part of 65000 ( General CAP ) ?
    does premium process applications also go through the same lottery system and its just a speedup case ?

    Thanks.

    1. Author

      Premium is just faster processing of your case. No difference in lottery process.

  6. Hello Guys,

    The 20,000 advanced degree cap includes the Advance degree outside India too? or Advance Degree only with USA?

    1. Hi Sammy,

      The applications are still flowing-in and the numbers will be known to us only a day or two afterwards. Sometimes, courier companies miss the delivery due to which the USCIS allows for a buffer or 1/2 days before they close the window.

        1. Morning Raghu,

          It was there last year I guess?

          If you recall, one of FedEx/UPS reported a delivery service error and a 2nd petition was allowed for….

          1. Author

            No, even the second petition have to reach them before 5th B Day.

  7. Hi, Any official communication from USCIS regarding no. Of applications received in first two days?

    1. Hi Sammy,

      I am also waiting for the same update. Please comment on the same thread if you come to know the number of applications received this year?

      BR//
      Kashif

    2. Friends

      Every one has a different opinion with the numbers some one is saying –

      100000
      150000
      200000
      350000

      Let’s wait for today and tomorrow. We all come to know in this week.

      Best of Luck that we all get through the H1B Lottery and get the H1B stamped.

      Thanks

      Sonu

  8. Hi,

    Please can u tell me, if the consultancy i approached have submitted my documents/application for hib visa ?

    Regards,
    Ayesha

    1. i mean how do i know if the consultancy has submitted my application or not

      1. Hi Ayesha,

        You can ask your employer whether they have filed your H1b or not?

        BR//
        Kashif

      2. Attorneys send your application to USCIS by courier. Ask them for the tracking #. My attorney sent me a Fedex tracking # and it was delivered on April 1st itself.

        good luck!

        1. But How are you sure that it was your package that was delivered, an attorney may file many applications and he can give you any fedex number, right ?

  9. Me and my husband both have applied for H1b this year 2015-16.

    Incase , I went through lottery and my husband failed. I am planning to get stamped my H1b from the employer.

    I will not be flying to US this year and will wait for my Husband H1b lottery next year.

    Can employer wait for 1/2 years until we both get H1b?

    Am I eligible to do this?

    Is there any mandatory to travel within a year after your H1b get stamped.

    1. Hello Kattu,

      This depends on the employer/sponsor – I have a few friends whose employers were ready to wait for 8-9 months so please have a word with your sponsor just so they are informed.

  10. Hello Raghu,

    Say a person who studied MS in US, moved back to India after his OPT expired and H-1 also didn’t get through lottery. If his previous employer wants to sponsor his H-1 again, then that person will still be eligible for Advanced Degree Cap though he moved back and currently working in India right?

    —-—-

    Thanks!

  11. Lots of useful info on H1B on this website.

  12. Hi, any idea on ,when would be the lottery day for 2016 h1b process and also when will be the results announced?

  13. Hi,

    Is lottery a single day process or it extends up to many days? By when a person knows that his petition is through with lottery?

      1. Hi Raghu,
        My employer gave me LCA number and Tracking number. Is there a way to find whether my application is submitted in USCIS or not using LCA number. Please reply me.

          1. Raghu,

            Thanks a lot for immediate response. Is there any way to track my petition? I am having 7.5 years of experience as an embedded programmer and i came to USA on Oct 2014 in H4. I have applied h1b through one consultancy but i am not sure whether they really submitted my petition.

  14. Hi Rahgu – How can we know that,how many applications has been received for FY-2016.

    Thanks
    suresh

    1. Hello Suresh,

      The USCIS usually gives such information around the time the lottery is done so close to a week’s time is when we might see the numbers.

    2. This time we have received 2,33,000 petitions.. check USCIS official website.

  15. Raghu, Hello again…just an off-the-track question in terms of moderating this site….does this blog format allow for up-voting, down-voting, liking and editing one’s own comments?

    1. Author

      I wish I can do that. Native commenting doesn’t allow that and Disqus commenting system is giving issues while importing comments. But, I can give it another try later today.

      1. Hi Raghu,

        Its just because of the curiosity,whether we do have any source or online portals to check the status of our petition(selected/rejected) by using the LCA number.

    1. Lottery has been completed. 233000 counts means, for general caps, it would be 213000 / 58200 = 3.65. So for every 3.5 person, 1 will be selected…

      1. Hi SKumar,

        You should note that those from the advanced degree enter this pool and it is a gray area if top-dollar companies have a “quota” – this makes the odds tighter 🙂

  16. i have processed my application through consultancy, my consultancy has not sent me the LCA copy till date, whether USCIS will send the copy to employer/consultancy or directly to my mail id, also after lottery has completed do i get the information directly from USCIS or the information goes to consultancy.
    Also please let me know is there any way i can track my application status and what are required for that.

  17. Hi Raghu,

    Do you have any info on the lottery results date?

    Regards,
    Raghav

  18. USCIS has announced that the lottery was conducted on April 13th. So when can we expect to know the results for applications filed via normal processing

      1. Hello sir,
        My son has filed. For h1 b visa for masters quota. When we can know the results.
        Can u write to me so far how many people got the receipts?
        Thanks in advance

  19. Got selection notification on April 10th along with the receipt number! My company applied through premium processing under Advanced Degree Quota!

      1. I was surprised too. I am guessing the lottery was done sometime after the 7th and completed on the 13th.

        1. Great Congrats Arun! 🙂 I can feel you relieved you must be.

          I am AD/PP/CA too. This is my second time. Wish me luck!

          1. Hi JP .. Thanks! Stay positive since there is still a lot of time left. I am wishing you and all those who are eagerly waiting for the decision, my sincere wishes to be selected. Pray and be hopeful!

          1. Hi Raghu,

            My company has filed my nomination for the H1 B. As the lottery has been done, so am eager to know whether my name got selected in the lottery process or not. So Can you please help me to find it out.

            Would appreciate your help regarding this.

            Regards,
            Smruti

    1. Bro..smashing! Good to see the first of the selection notifications!! Congrats!
      As Raghu says, please add your details to the tracker!

    2. Hello congrats. My son also has filed for h 1b visa. He has done his masters.can u pleases tell me what is the waiting time.do u have any ideas about how many people got the receipt no so far.where are u staying. Where are u working
      Ur quick reply will be appreciated
      Thanks

      1. Author

        There no official count, but slowly people are getting receipts.

    3. That is great news. I am also ADegree/PP. I cannot wait to get over this quickly. Hopefully all goes well :). Congrats.

  20. For any of you wondering your chances of getting picked in the H1b lottery( Advanced Degree) for FY2016 are as follows:

    AD applications Probability
    1. 35000 0.69
    2. 45000 0.60
    3. 60000 0.52
    4. 100000 0.42

    Not looking too good this year but good luck to all of you AD candidates! Hopefully US govt. will increase/lift cap for AD in the future and clamp down on IT companies flooding the application mailbox.

  21. Raghuram Sukumar

    Do you have any data as to how many of the 233,000 applications were for the advance degree category ?

    1. Author

      USCIS stopped releasing that data for last few lotteries.

      1. Ok I see, Thanks I was hoping to calculate the real probability of a success from the ad category

  22. Hi Raghu,

    My company has filed my nomination for the H1 B. As the lottery has been done, so am eager to know whether my name got selected in the lottery process or not. So Can you please help me to find it out.

    Would appreciate your help regarding this.

    1. No one can tell this Smruti. This will be informed to your employer only. Then you would get to know the petition/application number.

  23. Hello,

    I’ve applied for H1B premium processing and I would like to know whether all the receipts for H1B premium processing has been shared by USCIS in California or people are still receiving receipts for premium processing in California?

    Some of my colleagues got receipt number on April 15th and 16th.

    Thank you so much.

    Regards,
    Kunal

  24. It looks like the applications are still coming for PP so do not worry if you have not got any mail yet. we got the receipt today which has a date of April 16th. The date for application received is showing as April 13th so I believe they must have assigned all the receipts on that day. There are chances that they issued other receipts on later days so stay tuned and be positive.

    Good luck to all who are still waiting.

  25. Every H1B applicant will receive a receipt number or only the lottery favoured people will get the receipt number ?

  26. I have filed my h1 b petition under advanced degree at CSC with premium processing. I still haven’t heard anything on the lottery result. Is this an indicative of my petition not being selected? Would my lawyer get an email with denial if any?Is there a hope for me?

    1. i have the same question,…mine is Vermont service ctr though,,will the lawyer receive email saying petition NOT selected in lottery?

    2. YES, lawyer always know first than us. Some do not disclose it immediately. Yours I think might have been picked,

  27. I heard from my lawyer today that regular processing receipts have started coming in. No luck for me though.

  28. I got my h1b picked today under nonad/pp/california.

    So Please loose hope.Have faith.Definetly will get through.

    Thank you happyschool for keeping this blog updated .I also has sleepless nights,refreshing all the blogs very now and then.Finally wait has come to an end now.

        1. Congrats Sudha. I am in same boat, Non-Ad / PP and still waiting for any hope.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

    1. 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?

    2. Author

      Congrats. His did you stay in status for applying h1 3 times?

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. 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 🙁

    1. 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 🙁

  35. 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.

    1. 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…

      1. 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.

    1. It seems, Regular processing (RP) also getting Lottery confirmation for Advanced degrees (AD) for now.

      Non_AD, I am expecting from next week.

  36. Is there a chance to receive or expect premium processing receipt after Apr 28th?

      1. 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?

  37. 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

    1. Author

      Premium can be done before both General and Advanced category.

  38. Any 1 from cognizant got their H1B regular got through non-AD ,I heard corporates are having some quota internally,Is it true Raghu

  39. My case got picked on 4/24. I applied in the advanced degree quota with regular processing. Just keeping folks on this website informed.

  40. 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?

  41. 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

  42. 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.

  43. Hi, My firm applied for non-AD Premium processing H-1B, I haven’t heard anything yet. Does this mean I am out? Thanks!

    1. 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!!

  44. 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?

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. @Raghu – Whether USCIS started sending receipts for Regular processing?

  48. Haven’t heard anything – regular processing, non-AD. Does that mean I’m out?

  49. 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.

  50. Hi mates,

    My employer filed my H1–> AD, PP. Still no response on lottery. Is there any chances of getting picked further?
    Confused 😉

    1. 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?

      1. 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

      2. 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

  51. Guys please let me know if anybody got status for H1B lottery for General category ?

    1. 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!!

  52. 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

        1. Hi RR,

          Not yet any one get the updates from tringapps please let us know.

          1. They ask me to wait for 2 more weeks. But this waiting is killing me…Sleepless nights

          2. HI KK,

            Did you try to contact them??? Let me know if you get any update from tringapps

          3. No , no update yet.
            Have you tried contacting them again?

          4. 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 .:)

          5. HI KK/PS,

            I don’t have luck this time. Bye guys.. Good luck for you guys.

        2. 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.

          1. 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…

          2. 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.

          3. 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..

          4. Hi RR,

            Which location u belong to in india are u applying first time?
            I went to pune to sign agreement.

          5. Hi KK,

            I am from Bangalore. Yes, this is the 1st time I am applying.

          6. Hey I am also waiting for results. Have they updated you guys about anything?

          7. Hi PS,

            No. As per KK they are going to inform him by end of today. Lets wait and see.

          8. 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.

          9. 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?

          10. 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.

          11. 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…

          12. 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…

          13. Yeah true..all the best guys..If you get to know anything..do update it in here

          14. HI KK/PS,

            Did any one of you get any update from them?

          15. 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’.

            Sent from Happy Schools. Delivered by Postmatic.

          16. no update yet… please let me know any of u get RR/PS….

          17. 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

          18. 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..

          19. 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.

    1. Hi Rajesh,

      I got confirmation mail from Tringapps 2 hours back stating that my name got picked up in the lottery.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Surjit

    2. 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. 🙂

      1. Hi,

        When your check got cashed?

        What is the receipt notice date and received date

        1. Hi,

          I just got the confirmation mail regarding application selected. No other infor has been shared in the mail.

          1. Hi KK/PS,

            I also lost hope this year….. 🙁

          1. 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.

          2. HI PS,

            Did you get a chance to ask them that did your check got encashed ?

      2. Hi, I m also from tringapps. Did u get any info regarding approval or visa interview?

  53. I got receipt num EAC15XX ……..in a mail from my employer. Does it mean I have been selected in lottery?

    1. i am tensed . please let me know what does getting receipt number means

  54. 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. ..

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  55. Do we have any more chances for AD/RP/VT. I am still waiting for the news?

  56. Is anyone from DEP …. n any updates
    Is anyone got receipt from DEP …

  57. 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 ?

  58. 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??

    1. Till when can we expect the result for the Regular processing ? I have applied for Regular Processing and still waiting for the results.

      1. My Brother-in law H1b lottery got picked under normal processing today (Regular).

  59. 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.

  60. 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???

  61. @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.

  62. 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..

    1. 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.

      1. 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..

        1. 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.

    1. 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!

    2. @ Raghu when is the last date for lottery results.Please reply as I didn’t get any info from my employer.

    3. Dear Raghu,
      Generally how many days before sending receipt number USCIS encash cheque? Could you please throw some light on it.

      Regards,
      Gunjan

      1. Author

        USCIS can deposit cash several day before or after issuing receipt number. So, there’s no way to know.

  63. 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

  64. Hi All,

    Today i got a mail from the employer when my petition selected and provided me the H1b receipt no also

    Regards

    Anil

  65. 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….

    1. Hey Anurag.. congratulations to both of you.. and thanks a lot for clear my doubts..

    2. 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

    3. 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

  66. 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

      1. Hi Raghu,

        I m waiting for my General/RP. Pls update till when shal I wait for results

  67. 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??

    1. Author

      You need to check with your employer’s attorney. This is beyond my skill set.

      1. 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

    2. 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.

      1. 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

  68. 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 ?

    1. Author

      1. Approval notice. But I’m not sure you can get approval by July.
      2. How about joining the company after MS?

      1. Hi Raghu,

        When is the last date for getting lottery results for General/RP

        Thx,
        Anand

  69. 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

    1. I have the Same Question?

      Did any one who applied for TN got picked so far??

      1. 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.

          1. Did anyone picked up in lottery from DEP …

          2. I come to know thourgh other source about 12 nos. i am not sure.

          3. anybody in your friend circle applied through DEP.

          4. As of now no updates from DEP. Did you called them?

    2. Any one got their H1B regular processing receipt notice from the Splendtek

      1. Not yet. Have they told anything about till when should we wait?
        Chances seem low now.

    3. 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.

  70. 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?

    1. Author

      There’s no update about OPT extension yet. Let’s hope there will be OPT extension.

  71. 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

  72. 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?

    1. My lawyer confirmed that i was selected under the cap! Maintain the faith!
      Good luck for everyone!

    1. I spoke to my employer. They said that Your is still pending for any update. What does mean that?Can any one response pls

      1. 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.

    2. Hi Raghu,

      Incase if both the Cases has selected in lottery, then what the Next step ??

      Please help !!!!!!!!!!!

    3. Hi Raghu,

      If multiple case has selected in lottery for a single person, then what is the next step ??

      Please help !!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Author

        Hope that both are approved and not rejected.

        1. Hi Raghu,

          Does it mean that we can attend stamping interview for both?

          1. Author

            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.

    4. Hi Raghu

      Does it mean , there won’t be any more receipts or we can wait more for couple of days ?

    5. Raghu – Many big companies not even started notifying receipts, does this news says that no more receipts gonna get generated for regular processing further?

      1. Author

        All receipts generated. Will take few days to reach attorney

    6. Hi Raghu,

      I spoke to my employer. They said that Your is still pending for any update. What does mean that?

      Thanks,
      Raj.

      1. Author

        They haven’t received receipt numbers which means you likely not selected in the lottery

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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?

  76. Hi Raghu,
    I spoke to my employer. They said that Your is still pending for any update. What does mean that?

    Thanks,
    Raj

  77. 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

      1. 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

  78. 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.

      1. 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,

  79. @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

    1. 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?

        1. @Raj @Anurag … Yes means Did i got selected or to wait . just bit tense so asking .please tell me clearly

      1. Yes, it means you got selected. If u didnt, your check wont be cashed by USCIS.

  80. 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.

    1. 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

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

        2. @RR – did u find out what the status meant? I’m getting the same status on my employer’s portal.

          1. @akash,

            I got an official word that it got selected in lottery. All the best to you!!

  81. 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

    1. Author

      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.

      1. 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..

    2. 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.

    1. 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

  82. I am still waiting for results, can you help me when they start announcing general process results

  83. 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?

    1. Author

      I don’t think you can work after Sep. I could be wrong but clarify with your attorney.

  84. 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

    1. Author

      Regular processing can take 4 months for approval.

  85. 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?

    1. 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

      1. 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?

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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

    1. Author

      Wow. I have seen such things happen. That’s inefficient attorney work.

  89. 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.

  90. 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?

    1. Author

      We don’t know if USCIS allocates them back to others.

  91. 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..

    1. hi ,
      till now i did not know anything about my resuly,upto what time i can wait for my result?

  92. 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.

  93. 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

  94. 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

  95. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. Author

      ​​ Some Premium applicants have already received approvals.

  96. 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.

    1. Author

      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.

    2. 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

      1. If already made in the lottery, then your agency/employer must have the receipt#

        1. 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.

  97. 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

    1. What was the processing type? If PP, then no hope. If RP, then wait for next one week

      1. 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?

  98. 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

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

    1. 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.

  101. 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…?

  102. 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…

  103. 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.

    1. 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.

  104. 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…

    1. Author

      Thanks for the update. With number of applications, this is expected. Look for Plan B.

  105. Author

    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.

  106. 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

  107. 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. 🙁

    1. Hey same statement is given to me by my employer. Did u get ur receipt.who s ur employer

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. 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

    1. What’s your first name 2 letters and last name 2 letters. Just thinking if receipts are sent on some alphabetical order.

        1. 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,

          1. Author

            I have seen crazy logical thinking like this in all 5 lottery years and it doesn’t mean anything for applicant.

  111. 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?

  112. Nothing informed from employer till May 11th. Is it mean over for me.

  113. 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

  114. I have applied Under regular Processing,till now my employer didn’t get any information how long this wait will go??

  115. 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.

  116. 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

  117. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

      2. Was your check already encashed or your check also got cleared today?

    2. Author

      Please keep track of other comments and latest blog posts. I can’t answer the same question for multiple people. Thanks.

  118. 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

  119. 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.

  120. 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

    1. you can wait till your employer gets an update , max till last week of May.

  121. 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.

    1. 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

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

    1. 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

      1. 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

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

    2. Author

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

      1. 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.

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

        1. 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.

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

  123. 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 !

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

  124. 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!

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

    1. Author

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

  125. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  126. 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?

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

      Where did you get this information?

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

        1. 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!

  127. 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.

  128. 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.

  129. 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.

  130. 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.

    1. Author

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

  131. 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

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

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

    2. 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. 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.

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

      1. Author

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

  133. 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 .

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

  134. 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?

    1. Hi,

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

  135. 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

    1. Hi,

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

  136. 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.

  137. 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

    1. 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

    2. 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 !!

    3. 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

  138. 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,

  139. 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,

  140. 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

      1. 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.

  141. 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!!

      1. 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!

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

  142. 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.

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

  143. 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.

  144. 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.

    1. Marc, I also have the same status.

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

        1. Hi Marc,

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

          Regards
          Pawan

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

    2. 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.

      1. 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!

  145. Hi Raghu,

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

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

        1. Hello Raghu

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

          1. Author

            Read the posts here – immigrationtrackers.com/blog/

    2. 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 .

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

  146. 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????

  147. 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

  148. 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 .

  149. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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?

  150. 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.

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

  152. 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….

    1. 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!

        1. Author

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

  153. Hi Raghu,

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

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

  155. 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.

    1. Author

      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.

      1. 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

        1. Author

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

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

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

  156. 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?

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

    2. 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.

  157. 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

  158. 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 ?

  159. 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.

    1. Hello Vas,

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

      Regards,
      Ashwini

      1. 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.”

      2. 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.”

        1. 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.