Current H1B Processing Time Questions & Answers

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Hi Anil,
My employer applied for my first time H1-b visa last year. In November they sent RFE and my employer said they have replied to it and they have done through premium processing on January 6th, 2020. But if I open the case number on USCIS website it still says the RFE was sent on Nov,13th 2019.( it doesn’t show RFE was received)
When I ask my employer they say the premium processing payment has not yet deducted.
Can you please share your experience of what is happening ? If they have put in premium processing it should come up in 15 days correct ?

Hi @Sandeep_Karne

Most probably, your employer has not filed for premium upgrade at all. We have not heard of any case where premium stays pending for more than 15 days.

Hi Anil

For my H1B,I got RFE in October and got RFE response submission receipt on September 24th from California centre.

It’s almost 130 days over and I didn’t got any response from USCIS. Any idea by when I can expect a response.

Thanks in advance for your help


Hi @asit_dash

RFE response from California is taking 100+ days these days. You should be able to get result soon.

Hi Anil, My h1b amendment has been raised in Oct 11 2019, for location change and client change with same employer. Can you please let me know when can I get a approval for the same? It is with Vermont Center. Your help is much appreciated.

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HI Anil,

Can u please let me know when can we get the approval for an Amendment raised at Vermont center . As I can see in USCIS site… the processing times for I 129 form is 6.5 to 8.5 months for the visa to be issued abroad…I’m currently in India …and have no stamping …can u please shed some light on it … ur suggestion is greatly appreciated

Hi @antique

I have stopped giving individual case processing time estimates due to lack of time.

Thanks for your understanding.

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What is current processing time at vermont centre?