HNM will be hosting a free webinar to discuss options that may be available for those who were not selected in the H-1b lottery. Register here.
Tag: H-1b lottery
H-1b Cap Lottery Ends
The USCIS has announced that it has completed its selection process and all registrant records have been updated. Reports from immigration attorneys and large users indicate a very disappointing selection rate with most reporting under 15%. We expect that the USCIS will release final numbers in the near future. Filings can start April 1 and… Continue reading H-1b Cap Lottery Ends
H-1b Cap Lottery Details
The USCIS maintains an excellent web-page providing details regarding the H-1b cap lottery registration process
HNM Webinar Recording Available
A recording of the Feb 7th HNM webinar on the H-1b cap lottery is available for clients. To receive a password, reach out to your HNM attorney.
H-1b Lottery Details
The USCIS has officially announced that the H-1b lottery registration period will open at noon on March 1, 2023 and end at noon on March 17th. Don’t forget the HNM H-1b lottery webinar on Feb 7th.
No 2nd H-1b Lottery
The USCIS announced that a 2nd lottery will not be held this year as they have received enough cases to meet the statutory limit of 85,000 H-1b cap cases for FY 2023.
H-1b Lottery is Conducted
The USCIS announced that it has completed the selection process for the H-1b lottery for Fiscal Year 2023. Registrations that have been chosen will be notified electronically and filings can begin on April 1, 2022.
H-1b Cap Lottery Strategy Call
Hammond Neal Moore will be hosting a free strategy conference call for clients on Thursday Feb 10th at 2:00 pm eastern discussing H-1b cap lottery filings for this cap season. Partner Sherry Neal will lead the discussion and will be joined by partners Cadence Moore, Lisa Galvan, and Matt Minor and will also be joined… Continue reading H-1b Cap Lottery Strategy Call
H-1b Visas in the News
The H-1b Visa, always a hot political topic, has been in the news a lot lately. Now that the H-1b lottery numbers have been released by the USCIS and we know that over 300,000 registration were submitted, we can quickly calculate that about 35% of those seeking a visa were selected. Check out this recent… Continue reading H-1b Visas in the News
Biden Administration Defends Trump’s H-1b Lottery Rule
As part of a Federal Court action pending in California, the Biden Administration submitted briefs defending the Trump Administration’s rule which prioritized the selection of H-1b visas by salary levels. This change from the current random process would have a negative effect on international students but, would be welcome news to large international employers who… Continue reading Biden Administration Defends Trump’s H-1b Lottery Rule
USCIS Offers Free Webinar for H-1b Lottery Registrants
The USCIS has announced a free webinar to be held on Feb 24th for anyone interested in learning more about the H-1b cap lottery and the registration process. More info and a link to register can be found here.