If I got offers from 2 companies who sponsored my H1b and both got picked up in lottery, should I immediately withdraw 1 of the petitions or can I wait for both their approvals?

I am presently staying in US on H4. I got project offers from 2 companies and they filed my H1B petition this year.. Now I got to know from both the companies that my petition is picked in lottery and they received the receipt document.

Asked on May 4, 2017 under Immigration Law, Minnesota


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Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If USCIS discovers that you are the beneficiary of two petitions, it is possible that both of them will be revoked and neither one approved because you are not supposed to have multiple petitions filed in the lottery.  If this has not yet happened be happy because it can down the road as well so once you get the position that you choose, have the other employer withdraw the other petition.

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