USCIS Conducts Second H-1B Lottery

By: BrownWinick | 08.24.2020

  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has conducted a second H-1B lottery to select additional FY 2021 H-1B Cap cases. BrownWinick first reported the conclusion of the H-1B lottery selection in April; however, employers began to receive notifications of case selection late last week.  This second lottery is in an effort to fill the Read…

H-1B Lottery Concluded – Petitions May Be Filed Beginning April 1

By: BrownWinick | 04.03.2020

  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced earlier this week that the H-1B electronic registration process and the FY2021 lottery has concluded. Employers are now eligible to file a FY2021 H-1B cap-subject petition — provided they electronically registered the beneficiary in the H-1B registration process, and the registration was selected in the lottery.  The Read…

Unlucky in the Lottery: H-1B Alternatives

By: BrownWinick | 06.14.2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently completed its annual H-1B visa random selection process, more colloquially known as the “lottery.” The lottery process is mandatory for all H-1B petitions that are “cap-subject,” meaning that they do not qualify for any of the limited exemptions to the lottery.[1] USCIS received 199,000 H-1B petitions during the Read…