Well, I have seen the traffic of our website has spiked by 300% today, which I suspect is primarily driven the curiosity on H1B visa 2014 lottery Predictions hovering around everyone’s mind. The big question is when will USCIS give formal update on the H1B visa 2014 petitions received so far. Let’s look at some of the past trend to predict the expected date that USCIS would give us data.
USCIS first update – April 8th very likely , Unofficial news could be April 5th
Typically, USCIS updates public on the H1B visa petitions data once a week. Ideally, they collate all the data of petitions received until Friday of the previous week and release updates the following Monday or Tuesday. I have noticed this trend in the past few years. Check out the data below:
|Fiscal Year||USCIS First Updates information .|
|H1B Visa FY 2013||First USCIS official update was released on April 9th, which was a Monday. They considered all petitions until Friday April 6th. Read April 9th , 2012 USCIS update|
|H1B Visa FY 2012||First update on April 8th, which was Friday. They considered all data until April 7th and reported the next day. Read April 8th, 2011 USCIS update|
|H1B Visa FY 2011||First update on April 9th, Which was Friday. They considered all petitions until April 8th. April 9th, 2010 USCIS update|
If we look closely, it is very obvious that USCIS will collect one week data and report to public after that. Also, they have indicated in their press release for FY 2014 that they will expect more petitions between April 1st and April 5th. Hence, logically speaking, USCIS would most likely give us an update early next week by April 8th, Monday. We may have some unofficial information by Friday with updates from AILA or other agencies. We will keep you all posted.
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