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What Are the Details of the Second Lottery for the H-1B Visa?

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"The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that they will be conducting a second lottery for the H-1B Work Visa. This is great news for hundreds of East Indians, the majority of applicants for the H-1B Visa."
Written by My Visa Source Team
Published on:  Aug 20, 2021
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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that they will be conducting a second lottery for the H-1B Work Visa. This is great news for hundreds of East Indians, the majority of applicants for the H-1B Visa. 

Why Was the Visa Cap for H-1B Visa Extended?

According to the USCIS, this decision was taken in light of the recent H-1B Visa lottery conducted earlier this year which did not meet the set target. Indian IT professionals are the majority of applicants to the H-1B Visa. The H-1B Visa allows foreign workers to be employed in specialty occupations that require certain expertise. 

Every year, the USCIS issues 65,000 H-1B Visas managed by the United States Congress. An additional 20,000 H-1B Visas are issued to applicants with US beneficiaries and a master’s or higher degree from a US university. 

US tech companies are the most dependent on the H-1B Visa program to hire skilled IT professionals from countries like India and China. 

When Will the Next Lottery for the H-1B Visas Be Conducted?

The next petition filing phase for the H-1B Visa lottery will begin on August 2 and close on November 3. The USCIS will select applicants already in the system who registered electronically for the previous lottery. Applicants with selected registered accounts will receive a selection notice on their USCIS account which will include details on when and where to file their application.

This second lottery will give thousands of East Indian IT professionals another opportunity to apply for H-1B Visa petitions. Applicants will be required to provide proper documentation to demonstrate their eligibility for the program.

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