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H1b lottery

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Apr 9

Did anyone get an update on h1b lottery this year. ?
Eagerly waiting for the result.

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  • Microsoft doctorhawk
    any non-ADs?
    Apr 300
  • Axtria Together
    It's too early. Post this question again in May end or June starting.
    Apr 90
  • Sprint UyrR86
    My wife got it .. she works at SAP
    May 75
    • Amazon Udhejhxub7
      Today ?
      May 7
    • Amazon nam
      When
      May 8
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Microsoft YdbT01
      Masters ?
      May 11
    • Sprint UyrR86
      She is phd . Got it about 5 days back.
      May 11
  • Oracle Tryme
    Got my receipt today
    May 185
    • LinkedIn GDNJ16
      Non AD?
      May 18
    • Oracle Tryme
      What is AD?
      May 18
    • Oracle karl_fog
      AD=Advanced Degree ! Lol
      May 18
    • Oracle Tryme
      Thought so but wanted to confirm before I reply
      May 18
    • Oracle Tryme
      Yes, non AD
      May 18
  • Samsung loveyou
    Last year i got to know on April 18th
    Apr 95
    • Apple KGHP41
      Did you get it?
      Apr 9
    • Samsung loveyou
      Yup got it !! Approval notices are given first so if you get in April its approval for sure
      Apr 9
    • Pandora NicePanda
      Master and Phd candidates are also going first right? Since they have a separate pool.
      Apr 9
    • Samsung loveyou
      Yes most of the cases I have heard was like that
      Apr 9
    • Microsoft / Eng
      XoQA40

      MicrosoftEng

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      OP
      Thank you!
      Apr 9
  • Microsoft / EngOotd
    Received receipt notice from HR.
    May 42
    • Microsoft FYje05
      AD ?
      May 4
    • Oracle karl_fog
      Congrats ! Which processing center ?
      May 4
  • Rubicon Project Van Halen
    Does the lottery result for bachelor degree holders come out later than that of masters degree holders?
    Apr 240
  • Microsoft doctorhawk
    Any non-MS people hear back yet?
    Apr 190
  • Microsoft NewWdg
    Microsoft. Got it at 12:20am 5/21 PST. Non-AD.
    May 233
    • IBM / EngZxcvluwj
      You mean in future?
      May 23
    • Oracle karl_fog
      Lol ! And its PDT now anyways !
      May 23
    • Microsoft NewWdg
      Ha ha... I meant 5/21. Corrected.
      May 24
  • Microsoft / Eng
    w8ing.4.h1

    MicrosoftEng

    PRE
    Amazon
    w8ing.4.h1more
    Bachelor. Got it today! :-)
    May 153
    • Microsoft doctorhawk
      was your SEVP updated?
      May 15
    • Microsoft / Eng
      w8ing.4.h1

      MicrosoftEng

      PRE
      Amazon
      w8ing.4.h1more
      Not student. Internal transfer...
      May 15
    • Microsoft kfzt61
      I too got it on May 15. Non-Ad, not student
      May 16
  • Intel soapywater
    My SEVP Portal got updated today on April 20th from 07/15 to 09/30. I was disheartened on Monday hearing other people getting the sevis change. Wait till you get the rejection letter. I am still not 100% sure if this means my lottery is picked, so I’ll wait till i get a receipt from employer
    Apr 210
  • Epsilon / Eng
    GettingThr

    EpsilonEng

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    Epsilon
    GettingThrmore
    Usually they tell after 75 days!
    Apr 90
    • Microsoft / Eng
      XoQA40

      MicrosoftEng

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      Oracle, Nvidia
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      OP
      Thank you saw that yesterday.

      ~1/5 probability for the first category & ~1/3 for the second/regular
      Apr 13
    • Monsanto drool🤤
      How did you compute these probabilities? Because I don’t think USCIS publishes MS vs. regular numbers.
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft / Eng
      XoQA40

      MicrosoftEng

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      Oracle, Nvidia
      XoQA40more
      OP
      Apr 14
    • Apple magikarp16
      How come there are so many MS students as compared to the normal category?
      Apr 15
    • Microsoft / Eng
      XoQA40

      MicrosoftEng

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      OP
      Every year they issue ~100,000 F1 ViSAs
      Apr 16
  • Adobe lAyq43
    Non AD, received earlier this week, but will withdraw so that's one back in the pool.
    May 174
    • Oracle Tryme
      Why withdraw?
      May 17
    • LinkedIn GDNJ16
      Damn bro. You’re helping me out here. Thank you. I’m almost having a breakdown. Last attempt non AD!
      May 17
    • Credit Karma JohnLemon
      Same here. I know so many good-for-nothing people who got through. This system sucks!
      May 17
    • Adobe eBuR25
      It's great that you are helping others out who needs this
      May 18
  • Amazon Lollipop2
    Check sevis, if they update your opt end date to 9/30 that means you get it
    Apr 194
    • Microsoft doctorhawk
      does the new SEVP portal work as well?
      Apr 19
    • Amazon Wtijsn
      I believe that is only for cap gap candidates
      Apr 19
    • Apple oolalaoola
      Mine was updated to 9/30 last Friday. But I could not get any more confirmation from the DSO / Attorney
      Apr 19
    • Amazon Lollipop2
      Yes the sevp portal works
      Apr 19
  • Bloomberg PiYV60
    A friend got receipt notice today, dated April 18th.
    Apr 233
    • Microsoft doctorhawk
      MS?
      Apr 23
    • Bloomberg PiYV60
      Yes
      Apr 23
    • @PiYV60 Did his sevp portal have authorization end date updated to sep 30 ... If so, when was it updated ??
      Apr 24
  • Cloudera / EngIqJh68
    I don’t see any update on SEVP. How authentic is this SEVP thing
    Apr 193
    • Microsoft doctorhawk
      seems pretty authentic for anyone chosen in advanced cap & eligible for cap-gap
      Apr 19
    • Intel soapywater
      Yes, even i was doubting this sevp update thing. But it seems legit. A friend of mine in same boat got updated, but mine didn't, my opt expires on July 15
      Apr 19
    • Amazon shdtvjf
      I spoke with my immigration attorney and this is true
      Apr 24
  • Google / Eng
    noob-boy

    GoogleEng

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    Oracle, Google
    noob-boymore
    I think there is little hope for AD at this point but for none AD, receipts are still being given out.
    May 141
    • Apple magikarp16
      ADs get included in the draw along with non-ADs for the main draw (65K)
      May 14
  • Rubicon Project Pikachu7
    Got my receipt today. I’m non-AD
    May 160
  • Adobe eBuR25
    Does people with Bachelor's degree have started receiving confirmation receipt ??
    Apr 260
  • Intel soapywater
    This year they published, ms 95k others 94k
    Apr 130
  • Amazon jakG15
    Got confirmation email from fragomen yesterday.
    Apr 262
  • Oracle Tryme
    Any idea on number of H1b applications received by USCIS ?
    Apr 102
  • Pinterest
    Alighte

    Pinterest

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    Facebook
    Alightemore
    Receipt doesn’t mean approval right? Anyone still waiting for final approval? It’s so late this year
    Sep 231
    • Cisco dadb84
      I have some friends waiting for approval
      1 (got rfe -> not resolved yet)
      1 (no rfe but approved late in August)
      Sep 24
  • Amazon gRgM16
    Is it over yet or should I still expect to get it
    May 231
    • Intel DJ Trump
      Mostly it's over, please plan for back up. This is not a troll, i am just being realistic.
      May 29
  • Rubicon Project Pikachu7
    For bachelors, how longer should we wait? End of this week?
    May 151
    • LinkedIn GDNJ16
      Same. Still waiting. They finished data entry yesterday so they’re mailing out receipts now
      May 16
  • BCG Tanisa
    I am non masters and my SEVP is not updated yet. Does it mean it is over? When do I get an official reject letter?
    May 141
    • Oracle karl_fog
      Can’t say. My sevp portal hasn’t been updated yet. I got my receipt on Tuesday last week. Chances are quite less now but don’t rely on sevp portal. I was totally disheartened too seeing status there everyday
      May 14
  • Arista Networks Xyzabcdefg
    Yo
    Apr 271
  • Bloomberg PiYV60
    Masters?
    Apr 261
  • Google / Eng
    noob-boy

    GoogleEng

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    noob-boymore
    Got receipt 2 days ago, none AD
    May 310
  • Amazon gRgM16
    Anyone got it today? 30 May?
    May 300
  • Expedia Valid
    I got it today.. non ad
    May 230
  • Microsoft jpAB73
    Still waiting!
    May 220
  • Microsoft Nnnnnnnn34
    Anyone from Microsoft who received in couple of days back ?
    May 220
  • Amazon / EngGcvhfdf
    Hello Guys,
    Just saw an update on Fragomen site it showed a new case number with name US-Advice. What does this mean??
    May 140
  • Microsoft / EngOotd
    @baily29 last week. Yes, I am sure they are still being given out.
    May 70
  • Apple baily29
    @ootd when did you receive the receipt notice? Are they still being given out?
    May 50
  • Microsoft / EngOotd
    Yea, AD. Texas
    May 40
  • Intel p01
    Is the SEVP portal updated in order? Like people whose visa expires in may get the update first and then so on so forth? Have you noticed anything of this sort?
    Apr 260
  • Axtria Blinded!
    Me too, received a confirmation from HR yesterday
    Apr 260
  • Bloomberg PiYV60
    No since he is not on cap gap.
    Apr 240
  • Amazon shdtvjf
    +1
    Apr 180
  • Bloomberg PiYV60
    +1
    Apr 180
  • Amazon LwDm82
    Still waiting +1
    Apr 180
  • Microsoft / Eng
    XoQA40

    MicrosoftEng

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    Oracle, Nvidia
    XoQA40more
    OP
    Still waiting
    Apr 170
  • Cloudera / EngIqJh68
    Yes any update on results?
    Apr 170
  • Expedia Kilometers
    Did anyone receive a confirmation receipt? I know the lottery is done.
    Apr 130
  • New law
    We may expect update from USCIS in May regarding data entry and very likely on returning petitions by mid July 2018. There is no official date for the results of the H1b visa lottery results; however, if we look at previous years, we can get a good idea of when the USCIS will make updates on the system.
    Apr 100
  • Monsanto drool🤤
    I heard on May 1 last year, sit tight for couple of weeks.
    Apr 100

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