My H-1B Amend and Extension combined petition (Filed in Jan-2019) was approved in the month of Oct-2019 after upgrading in premium processing.
My wife’s H-4 extension and H-4 EAD petitions were filed “separately” with California in May 2019 as she was in India before when my extension was filed. Both of them (H-4 extension and H-4 EAD) are still in processing status with her 240 days post I-94 expiration on 12/31/2019.
The attorney raised an SR with USICIS for H-4 case and got below response.
On 12/16/2019, you or your representative contacted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about your I-539 because you believe your case is outside normal processing times. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.
Thank you for your inquiry. We recognize your interest in the final adjudication of your pending application/petition and are aware of the difficulties caused by any delay in processing. We regret we are not able to give you a timeframe for when we will review your case but the California Service Center is committed to processing this workload. We will be making every effort to adjudicate your case in the most efficient manner based on our available resources. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
What You Can Do
Please see the “Online Services” below to check the status of your case in the near future. We apologize for the delay.
What are my options in this situation? Is the H-4 applicant considered in valid status beyond 240 days when the principal applicant is approved?