Once H1B Lottery process is complete, you wait for your lottery results or final decision. While, the hopes of getting a receipt are there with everyone, it is inevitable to get reject notices for everyone, if they are not part of the selected pool. Below are sample reject notices from USCIS. Below are samples and what you to expect or ask employers.
What to Expect from the Sample H1B Reject Notice from USCIS ?
The key takeaway from the USCIS’s H1B reject notice are couple of things, firstly it tells you that your petition was not picked in lottery. Secondly, it tells you the next H1B season start date for next fiscal year.
H1B Reject Notices – What to Ask Employers?
There may be some employers, who are not authentic and claim that they filed H1B visa, but it was not selected blaming the system. Irrespective of the employers, if you were promised that your H1B was filed and employer said that the petition was rejected or not picked in lottery, you should ask the employer to share the Reject notice copy. It would look something like below. We have few samples from previous years.
Is there a case number for rejected petitions ? If so, can I check online the reject notice status using Reject Case Number # to verify the authenticity ?
There is a reject case number given for every case for documentation by USICS. But, unfortunately, you cannot check the reject notice status on USCIS website. It is just an internal reference number and you cannot verify it publicly on USCIS website.
Sample H1B Reject Notice for H1B Visa FY 2017
H1B Lottery Reject Notice from FY 2016 from Vermont Service Center ( VSC)
H1B Reject Notice from California Service Center CSC
Sample H1B rejection letter not picked in USCIS Lottery from 2008 :
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