The H-1B Lottery: Other Options May Be in the WorksPosted August 25, 2016 - Articles
The H-1B visa program lets companies get temporary visas for foreign workers. These foreign workers can come to the United States and work for a limited period of time. The visas are non-immigrant visas and, in 2016, there were 85,000 available. Demand significantly outpaced the number of H-1B visas for the past several years, necessitating the use of a lottery to determine what companies get the visas. The chances of winning this lottery are estimated to be around one in three.