Every year, the number of H1B visa applicants has significantly exceeded the number of H1B visas issued. Thus, the number of applicants is reduced by random selection (H1B Lottery). How to calculate the probabilities/chances of getting H-1B visa? You can find out below.

The lottery takes place when the number of H-1B applications exceeds the cap-limit.
First, a lottery is held to award the

The probabilities depend on five factors:

- the quota (cap) for college students (65,000 since 2004)
- the quota for graduate students (20,000 since 2004)
- the number of total applicants: 236,000 in 2016, 233,000 in 2015, 172,500 in 2014, 124,000 in 2013)
- the percentage of graduate applicants in the total applicants (USCIS does not disclose this information, so need to guess)
- the number of sponsors*