Chances of getting H1B approved after October 1st

Hi everyone,

I was selected in the lottery for a new H-1B this year. My case is still being processed. If I get approved, I can start as soon as October 1st but what are the chances that I won’t hear back from USCIS until after this date?


The processing of cases has been slightly slower this year. There is a chance that you may not get any update before October 1. As all cases are filed in normal processing, there can be delays in getting an update from USCIS. I predict only 65%-70% of cases would be processed before October 1. There might be a spill over of 30% of cases beyond October 1.