I still haven't heard whether I got selected for the lottery. Should I lose hope at this point ?

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D1 - learn to have some empathy geez....something called karma

OP - I also applied for the lottery this year and haven’t heard back. My immigration team says the process had ended a few weeks back and if you do hear back, there’s a 99.9% chance it’s a rejection notice :( there is still that slim .1% chance, but I think most firms are starting the office transfer phase for their employees that didn’t get the lottery this year including me. Best to speak with HR/immigration to find another office outside of the US....hang in there OP

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You can still utilise your last chance next year. But start Canada PR so you have it done by the time next yr lottery. For many people this is blessing in disguise. Given immigration landscape it's much better to go for another country which is immigration friendly for next decade. Until Orange is ruling we will always live life of uncertainty

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Lol. Are you living under a rock? Of course it has ended. Assume a 0.1% chance

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^ if I were u, I would actively start working on plan B, if living and working abroad is your want and need.

A PR for Canada takes about 8 months.
Also start talking to partners about various options. You would want to give them adequate time.

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Has anyone had experience with an office transfer yet? My husband and I are both starting out at BCG this year. His application was selected for lottery and mine wasn’t. Curious about how firms manage the transfer process in terms of choice of cities/ countries etc

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BCG2, our firm is extremely generous about the whole h1-b process. My app didn’t get selected in the lottery this year either, but you just have to be super transparent with immigration and HR, and they’ll give you plenty of great mobility and transfer options. Literally you may have the ability to choose your top city to work, and they’ll do their best to make sure you get work authorization ASAP for that country. Just be completely open and everything will work out. It sucks to have to leave the US, but through this whole process, I also feel so grateful to be at a firm like BCG that puts its employees first. :)

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@BCG2, do you mean your husband got the H1B? If yes, then you may be able to file for work authorization as his spouse... pending other options

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@BCG1 - Thanks for the response. It is definitely encouraging to know that they will do their best to take care of things.

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^it did not change. One of u must have an approved i140. Then , the one on h4 needs an EAD. Considering u just got picked for h1., u r good 3 years away from getting this EAD (apprpximately)

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Sorry OP. I think it's over. I hope u had a plan b or another year to try. Good luck

Op, I went through similar things twice before. No one ever communicated anything to me afterwards, not even a final no ever (assuming they received the returned package at some point). So I would say you should continue to make progress on ur plan B and not counting on the 0.1% chance just because you haven’t heard a firm answer.

I still have a year to go. Crossing fingers for next year .

@BCG2 - From what I have read and heard, I can’t work on dependent visa (when my husband has only H1B and not an approved I140). Maybe that changed ?

Thanks EY 1

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