Will I be capped again next year if not selected in the lottery this year?

I have a question:

If i was not selected in the 2014 H1b lottery this year and chose to use my OPT to work, would I be capped again if I file H1b next year?

Finger crossed for every body who files the petition this year!


Yes, for all first time H1’s you must get into the cap. Exceptions include, H1 applied through research institutions, universities, NGO’s where H1 do not go under any cap and can be applied all through the year.

Yes. You will be counted under cap as your petiton never got approved. To add to the comment by ramanan256, H1B is acap free if filed under H1B extension or H1B transfers.

Yes, U must go thru Lottery