US H-1B Visa Lottery Application- Apply Now

The H-1B visa is a temporary work visa that allows the holder to work for specialty jobs in the U.S The visa is also referred to as a Person in Specialty Occupation Visa, and this article will outline how to take part in the Lottery and eventually be selected upon conclusion of the application.

What Is H-1B Visa Lottery?

Before discussing the Lottery, we will expound on the H-1B visa. The visa is issued to those who want to work in the United States for particular jobs. There are criteria’s that applicants must meet before they can be issued this visa, and some of them include the following:

  • Must possess a degree
  •  Must possess advanced training or vocational skills
  •  Must qualify to work in research and development projects of the US Department of Defense or other government positions[IT Specialists/Architects/Accountants/Professors/Lawyers]

The Visa is capped every year, which led to the government’s introduction of the H-1B Visa Lottery. Those excused from this provision include the initial 20,000 petitions submitted for individuals holding a master’s degree or higher, along with employees working at a nonprofit research organization, institute of higher education, or governmental research organization within the United States.

How To Apply For The U.S.A H-1B Visa Lottery

The employer willing to hire you must apply for an LCA Certification before filing an H-1B Visa petition. During the petition process, the employer must submit a Form I-129 Petition and DOL-certified LCA for a Nonimmigrant Worker to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The final step is for the employee to apply for a visa at a U.S. consulate or embassy (consular processing) in their home country once the petition is approved.


The application fee is $10, and those who fail to qualify for the visa can consider applying for alternatives like the L1 Intracompany Transferee VisaO-1 Extraordinary Ability or Achievement Visa, and E1 and E2 Visa.