Lottery Selection Of H1-B Visa Completed By USCIS For FY 2020
The agency used a computer-generated random selection process, on April 10, to select H-1B petitioners to meet the mandated cap, as well as the US advanced degree exemption for 2020 fiscal year, the USCIS said in a press release on Thursday. This year, too, like the past many years, the petitions were full within the first five days.
The fate of thousands of H-1B hopeful has been decided as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it has completed the cap lottery selection process for the Fiscal Year 2020.
This year, the selection process was changed to give more weight to applicants with advanced degrees from US educational institutions. The selected petitioners can start working in the United States from October 1, 2019.
The USCIS conducted two lotteries. In the first lottery, from the general pool of petitions, 65,000 petitions were selected toward the H-1B regular cap. From the remaining eligible petitions, a second lottery was conducted to select 20,000 petitions toward the advanced degree exemption.
The applicants will have to wait for 3 to 4 weeks before they know if they have been selected New Jersey-based immigration attorney Sheetal Patel reported to the American Bazaar.