Current H1B Processing Time Questions & Answers

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Hi Anil,
I have submitted an application for H1B transfer from one academic institute to another in May under non-cap H1b. I was requested RFE due to a lack of the latest payslip. The RFE was received at USCIS on 16th June. I wanted to know how long it might take to get the response? Also, is it possible to expedite the application by filing premium processing? I am confused because RFE is already being received by USCIS. I have joined my new employer now under pending petition.

There is no fixed timeframe for regular applications.

You can upgrade your application to premium.

Thank you for responding to my query! It was very helpful.

Hi Anil,

I got an RFE for my H1B for current Year on september 7th and we replied 10 days ago. The case status changed to Document was mailed. Not sure what does this mean. I did ask my Employer. He told he will get in touch with the Attorney. Would be great if you can let me explain what does this mean?. Also, can you let me know if anyone got a similar case status. really appreciate your help Anil.


My H1B transfer application was approved 10 days ago in premium processing and still not received physical i797a notice of action. How long does it take get the hard copy in 2021 and PP?