April 16, 2008
The H1B lottery and UCIS online case tracking
Recall that this past April 1 was once again "H1B lottery day" in the US. If you or your company petitioned for an H1B employee you should receive a letter stating your application has been received. Then you'll be entered into the lottery and have a slightly better than 1/3 chance of getting the visa - if all is well with your app! Once again the quote of 65,000 visa apps was easily reached in the first week with more than 160,000 applications. Of interest, UCIS provides an online mechanism for tracking the status of your case - see HERE. You'll need to provide your 13-digit case application number.