For the last 1 week here at HSB, we ran a poll to find how many H-1B visa 2010 petitions will be submitted during the first 5 business days of April 2009. We had a total of 293 votes.
It looks like most of our avid readers believe that the General Quota of 65,000 and Advanced Degree Cap of 20,000 will not be filled up in the first 5 days after the USCIS begins to accept H-1B visa petitions for FY 2010 starting on April 1, 2009.
Let’s see the results below:
- Less than 85,000 (Majority)
- 85,000 to 125,000 (About 25%)
The USCIS expects the H-1B cap will be met much before October 1, 2009, but the agency is not sure when it will be filled out. That’s why the USCIS suggested to hold a mini lottery if the need arises.
You can read the latest updates from USCIS about the possibility of holding a mini-lottery to select the H-1B visa 2010 petitions if the above poll results were to hold true.
If there are any information released out to news media by USCIS, we will post them here at Happy Schools Blog.
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Note – This poll was run here at HSB for information purpose only.