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What is the percentage of H1B visa denials over the years?

Good question. I think you’ll find this article helpful. It addresses the approval / rejection statistics for H-1B visas in 2015. Here’s an excerpt from it:

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted a computer-generated random-selection lottery April 10, 2014, picking the fiscal year 2015 H-1B high-skilled guestworker visa cases to be processed for a work start date of Oct. 1.

Coming as no surprise to anyone, the agency reported that during April 1-7 (five business days) it received approximately 172,500 H-1B petitions for the allotted 65,000 cap-subject H-1B spots and 20,000 advanced degree exemption spots. This is the highest number of H-1B cap filings ever, topping the 163,600 petitions filed in fiscal year 2001.

After 20,000 U.S. advanced-degree cases were exempted by random selection, approximately 152,500 cases were left in the general lottery for 65,000 spots. This means about 51 percent of cap cases overall—approximately 87,500 H-1B petitions—were rejected for processing.”

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