H1-B lottery for 2019 fiscal year
The H1B visa (also known as h1b签证)is the most important type of work visa in the United States. It is a type of non-immigrant visa that is issued to a US company and employs a foreign professional with professional skills. Holders of H1B visas can work in the United States for three years, and then can be extended for another three years. If the identity of the visa holder has not changed after the expiration of 6 years, they must leave the United States.
The application For H1-B 2019 fiscal year (also known as 2019 h1b申请) came to an end! The US Immigration Service officially announced the number of H1B applications received this year – 190,098. Compared with the peak of 2,36,000 applications in the previous year, this year’s H1B application volume continued to decline, but the year-on-year decline was only 4.5%, not as exaggerated as the 16% decline rate last year
The reduction in the number of applicants is inseparable from the Trump administration’s tightening of H1B policies. At present, many American companies have not avoided risk and no longer apply for H1B for international students.
Not only small companies, but also big companies like PwC’s Chicago affairs have been clearly no longer Sponsor international employee; PWC said it will strongly support STEM students to apply for visas, but other students want to get support is significantly more difficult.
However, the total number of applicants has dropped, but the chance of winning the H1B lottery （Also known as h1b抽签） will theoretically increase. This time, the Immigration Bureau also announced the number of applicants for each type of general type and high degree. There are 94213 Regular Cap and 95885 H-1B Master’s Exemption. So, the winning rate for H1B applicants with a master’s degree or higher in 2019 fiscal year is: 47.3% and for other applicants, including bachelor’s degree, the winning rate is: 34.2. So the chance of win the H1b visa lottery for 2020 fiscal year (Also known as h1b 2019) should increase even more.