Sunday, April 08, 2007

H1B Quota Filled in Just Three Days!

The USCIS started accepting applications for H1B visas for the 2008 fiscal year on the 1st of April 2007. On the 3rd of April the USCIS announced that they had enough applications to reach the congressionally mandated cap of 65,000. They had received over 133,000 applications in the first three days. This means that on the first three days of accepting applications they had received more than double the number of applications than there are visas.

When I think about the likelihood of my being able to get an H1B, the term "snowflake's chance in hell" springs to mind.


Jacqui said...

Don't Despair Viola, with luck your gc application will there before you know it. Have you received a receipt number yet? Once you have that number you know you can get a work permit, so it shouldn't be too long now.

Viola said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I got my gc receipt number through recently and have applied for a work permit. I'll have to wait and see how that goes.