2016 H-1B Cap Met, USCIS Will Conduct Lottery

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The 2016 H-1B cap has been met and USCIS will proceed in a lottery to determine who will receive an H-1B.

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According to the trend of past years, USCIS stopped accepting H-1B applications on April 7th and will now proceed using a lottery system to determine who will receive H-1Bs for FY 2016. While USCIS has not yet provided the number of applications that they received, last year USCIS received 87,500 additional applications over the 65,000 cap.

More information can be found in a press release from GreenBergTraurig here.

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graduate students, H-1B, H-1B cap, international, international students, Postdocs, work authorization
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  • Created On: Apr 10, 2015 - 4:00am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:17pm