H1B lottery in 5 years

Microsoft userg7
Nov 4 6 Comments

I am moving to US in L1B visa, valid for 3 years. I'll get it extended to total 5 years (say).

Assume Microsoft applies for H1B every year, what are my chances of NOT getting H1B visa after 4 to 5 continuous attempts?

I do not have a Masters degree from US.
I have only Bachelor degree from India.

YOE 10
L62, SDE2



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TOP 6 Comments
  • Google SDDooo
    You really can do this math yourself. All data is available online.
    Nov 4 0
  • New scheme
    Chances of getting through the lottery is high but chances of RFE without a US degree is also probably high.
    Nov 4 0
  • Yahoo tkfi6
    Probability of not getting after 5 attempts (approx) = .65^5 = 11.6% thanks Cisco for correcting.
    Nov 4 1
  • EPAM Systems gifnYebd
    The chances in the H1b lottery are less than 30%. Applying for 10 years still does not guarantee a win.

    By the way, do the recent changes of prioritizing US grads severely decrease the chances of a foreign-ed BS for H1b?
    Nov 4 0
  • New / Manufacturing Medtronic
    You do realize that these days more than 120k US MS grads compete in the 85K lottery right? Your Bachelors degree is gonna be a huge pain in the ass to go through in the lottery
    Nov 4 0


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