H1b Verification before or after lottery

Hi All, I want to understand will USCIS conduct their verification on education and employment before lottery or after lottery for H1b, Can you please respond?

They would do that only after the lottery has been conducted. This way it needs to happen for only 85K petitions and not 200K petitions.

Think about it – When they return the entire fees for non-selected petitions, why would they spent time and effort in doing document verification for them.

Hi Saurabh,

Thanks for clarifying. I would like to know what kind of verification process they would follow, like email/phone/physical. Please respond.