In a previous post, I explained the phrase "It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings." With respect to the H-1B lottery, only when you receive a blue sheet from USCIS, along with your original filing and uncashed filing fee checks will you be sure that you failed the lottery.
In fact, USCIS has cashed filing fee checks as late as May 17, more than one and half months after the filing period. I would not be surprised if even now other checks are cashed. In other words, you still might have a chance of being selected.
In a later post, I will explain the consequences of not being selected.
The above information is not legal advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship.
Calvin Sun, Attorney at Law
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