Predict H1B Visa FY 2015 Cap Count. Win $20 Gift Card

20 US DollarsP.S. This contest is over.

H1B Visa FY 2015 season will open from April 1, 2015.

I have done H1B visa cap count predictions in the previous years using various metrics.

I thought it will be a good idea to involve Happy Schools Fans to predict the number of H1B Visa applications that could be filed during first business days of filing with USCIS in April.

Link to Official H1B Visa 2015.

 When did H1B Cap Reach in Previous Years

Following table shows when H1B Cap count was reached in previous years.

H1B Fiscal YearH1B Filing DateDate Cap Reached
2005April/1/2004October/1/2004
2006April/1/2005August/10/ 2005
2007April/1/2006May/26/2006
2008April/1/2007April/2/2007 (lottery)
2009April/1/2008April/7/2008 (lottery)
2010April/1/2009Dec/21/2009
2011April/1/2010Jan/26/2011
2012April/1/2011Nov/22/2011
2013April/1/2012June/11/2012
2014April/1/2013April/5/2013 (lottery)
2015April/1/2014GUESS and WIN

There was H1B Visa lottery in FY 2008, FY 2009 and FY 2014.

Available H1B Visa Cap

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

Will there be H1B Visa lottery this year (FY 2015)? Guess the H1B Cap Count applications and you could win.

Guess H1B Visa Cap Numbers and Win Gift Card

Answer the following two questions on H1B Visa lottery  and applications count and you can win a gift card worth $20.

  • Will there be H1B Lottery this year?
  • Total Number of H1B Applications in first 5 business days :

PS : Predict total number of H1B Visa applications including General Cap and Masters Cap.

How to Submit Answers :

  • Post your answers in comments section.
  • One Entry per Email ID

Rules

  • Answer to both questions should be correct.
  • For second question,  your total H1B Cap Count should be within 500 ( plus or minus)
  • Only the Official Count from USCIS after first 5 business days will be used for comparison.
  • If you win and Email ID is invalid, you don’t qualify for Gift Card.
  • Gift Card – Amazon or FlipKart in India.

Who is feeling lucky today?

Enter your H1B Visa predictions for FY 2015 now. Submit your answer below.

  1. H1B Visa 2015 Daily Updates (from April 1, 2014)
  2. [Video] What Happens Next After H1B Visa Lottery?
  3. USCIS Received 172,500 H-1B Visa Applications
  4. H1B 2015 Cap Reached
  5. H1B Visa 2015 Daily Updates (from April 1, 2014)
  6. H1B Visa 2015 Predictions

32 Comments

  1. venkata on April 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    loterry:Yes
    Total:- 1,52,080



  2. Yingbo Xu on April 9, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    1. yes
    2. 190,000



  3. syed mohsin ali on April 9, 2014 at 2:28 AM

    April/10/2014 (lottery)



  4. Hemavathy on April 8, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    1. Yes. There will be lottery.
    2. 1,45,000.



  5. Rahul Agarwal on April 7, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    160000



  6. vineet on April 7, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Cap reach date: 4/7/2014
    Lottery: yes
    Count as below :
    General Cap – 79, 000
    Advanced Degree Cap – 27,000

    Total : 106,000



  7. Ram on April 7, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    Cap reach date: 4/7/2014
    Lottery: yes
    Count : 182500



  8. Srinivas on April 1, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    1) Yes

    2) 130,000



  9. Ravi on March 31, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Yes, there is lottery.
    133450



  10. Nahid Newaj on March 30, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    1) yes lottery will be held
    2) 137500



  11. Midhun on March 25, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    1.) Yes
    2.) 1,30,000



  12. Poonam S on March 24, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    1) Yes
    2) 1,45,000



  13. yogesh on March 23, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    165000



  14. Lucky on March 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    1: Yes, Lottery will be there
    2: Quota will exhaust in first 5 days and USCIS will receive 142000 applications.



  15. Preeti on March 21, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    1. Yes
    2. 180,000



  16. Gouri priya on March 14, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    1) Yes It will Lottery.
    2)1,35,765



  17. Prashanth Neerumalla on March 9, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    1. Yes, there will be lottery this year.
    2. 140000



  18. Sindhu on March 9, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    2nd April,2014



  19. Shahid Qureshi on March 8, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    1)Lottery
    2)96320



  20. Ajay on March 8, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Answers:

    1) April/1/2014
    2) 167500 applications in the first 5 days



  21. Maithili on March 7, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    130,000 H1B petition



  22. Rajendra on March 7, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    150K



  23. Swathy Parvathareddy on March 7, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    180,000



    • swathy on March 7, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      Also there is going to be a lottery



  24. linu on March 7, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    1- No lottery
    2- application = 76625



  25. huda on March 7, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    April/3/014



  26. Naveen on March 6, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    1.)It is going to be lottery.
    2.) The number of applications would be around 140,000



  27. Aijaj Khan on March 6, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    1- Yes
    2-500



  28. Shama on March 6, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    1. Yes there will be an H1b lottery this year.
    2. 450 h1b applications in the first five business days



  29. xyz on March 6, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    145,000

    Actually I hope there is no lottery! – does that count?



  30. Shashank on March 6, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    1. Yes
    2. 185500



  31. Deepika Suresh Kumar on March 6, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    1) Yes there will be lottery

    2) number of applications will be 1,05,000