The h1b visa application for 2019 (also known as h1b签证2019) is nearing completion, and the number of h1b applications received by the Immigration Department this year is 201,011. Compared with the 190,098 applications last year, this year’s h1b visa (also known as h1b签证2019) application has increased by 10,913. This is an accident compared to the sudden drop in the number of h1b work visa applications last year, because many people are predicting that the number of applications this year will continue to decrease.
The increase in the number of applicants may also have a certain relationship with this year’s h1b reform (also known as h1b改革). On January 30, 2019, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a new h1b lottery bill, which took effect on April 1, 2019. DHS also mentioned in the new bill that the number of applicants for master’s and master’s degrees will increase by 16% under the new lottery bill. However, this data is not accurate. The data used by the Immigration Bureau is the number of applicants in 2013-2017 to calculate the possible increase in the number of places. The data may be somewhat outdated, because the number of applicants with master’s degree or above in 2013 is only 30,641; it has risen in 2018. By 95,885, there are more than 94,213 applicants for Regular Cap in 2018. What is certain is that the more applicants with a master’s degree or above in the US, the lower the increase in the winning rate, and the smaller the difference between the two lottery sequences. In addition, the 6,800 places reserved for Singapore and Chile in the Regular Cap are not taken into account. If the 6,800 places are all occupied by Singapore and Chile, the percentage increase and the winning rate will be reduced by about 1%.
However, the signing is not all right, it is not over yet. In fact, after you sign the visa, the immigration office will open your case and carefully review your h1b visa materials (also known as h1b签证材料). If the conditions are not met, you may also receive h1b rfe or h1b rejected (also known as h1b被拒). Only by receiving the Approval Notice from the Immigration Department will it really mean that your h1b application has passed.