USCIS Finished FY 2015 H-1B Cap Random Selection

USCIS Finished FY 2015 H-1B Cap Random Selection

On April 10, 2014, USCIS announced that it received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On the same day, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption. For cap-subject petitions not randomly selected, USCIS will reject and return the petition with filing fees, unless it is found to be a duplicate filing