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H1b amendment processing time?

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Posted by arjs22 (10) 26 Jul 2016#501
to raghu0618:

Yes.
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Posted by Digitalmindboy (3) 26 Jul 2016#502
Hi, my employer filed Amendment petition during Nov 2015 due to work location change through regular processing, while the case was pending with USCIS; my employer filed H1 Extension during Feb 2016 for the same client and work location where they filed my Amendment.. Both the petition was in pending status for long time so during month of June both the petitions was upgraded to premium on the same day..

USCIS approved Extension Petition one day ahead of Amendment petition even though Amendment petition filed before Extension petition. The problem now is Extension was approved till next year however the amendment petition approval date is till June 2016 only, since the Amendment petition approved after extension petition I got doubt which validity date will take precedence?

Amendment Petition:
File Date -> Nov 2015
Premium Upgrade Date -> Jun 2016
Approval Notice Date -> Jun 16 2016
Approval Period -> Jun 11 2016 - June 30 2016

Extension Petition:
File Date -> Feb 2016
Premium Upgrade Date -> Jun 2016
Approval Notice Date -> Jun 15 2016
Approval Period -> Jun 30 2016 - July 31 2017

As Approval notice date for Amendment case is latest compare to Extension case though extension is filed after amendment case, I got doubt which approval period will take precedence? Thank you so much for your help on this..
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Posted by raghu0618 (12) 27 Jul 2016#503
to Digitalmindboy:

Hi,

As I understand you will be in good shape.As per Amendment Your Visa expires Jun 30 2016.New Petition says your approval Period is Jun 30 2016 to July 31 2017.

So don't worry enjoy the days.
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Posted by malaia (1) 28 Jul 2016#504
Does anyone know how much time after RFE response submitted does it take in normal processing?
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Posted by bshinde (3) 29 Jul 2016#505
UPDATE:

No premium processing, just regular process.

After nearly 11 months of waiting, I just got my case approved on July 27th,2016.

My case was filed on Sep 3rd, 2015 and got case received notice on Sep,25th,2015.

After that my case was under security check.

No further action needed. They don't require any more documentation from me.

A little bit patience seems necessary for this amendment petition process.

Good luck everyone.
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Posted by raghu0618 (12) 29 Jul 2016#506
to bshinde:

After long wait ,am converted to premium process and it took exact15 days to approve.
at last my Case Was Approved...

Thank god .. :)
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Posted by shreekm12 (1) 04 Aug 2016#507
to Digitalmindboy:

Hi,

Even my case also in same condition. Could you please let me know whether you are staying in that location with the approval of extension? In my case both Amendment and Extension converted to Premium and getting tension that what to do if the extension gets approved first.
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Posted by raghu0618 (12) 04 Aug 2016#508
to shreekm12:

I am at same location.even your extension should file with new LCA where you located,so If it is amendment or extension which ever latest and greatest that is your status.
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Posted by vprasanaccet (2) 08 Aug 2016#509
My H1B Amendment was filed on Nov 4th,2015 in Vermont processing center. Any idea when I would have updates on my case? I saw posts that the cases filed on September 2015 are approved in June 2016. Anyone recently got approved for October 2015 or later date? Thanks for your response.
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Posted by vinodkumarklm (12) 08 Aug 2016#510
to vprasanaccet:

Mine was filed on Oct 9, till now no response. Hence upgraded to premium last week
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Posted by SPTY (1) 08 Aug 2016#511
My H1B amendment case was received by USCIS on Oct 8, 2015 at Vermont location. It has already been 10 months, still no updates. Any Idea how much longer will I have to wait?
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Posted by Lostman (4) 08 Aug 2016#512
Hello

I'm bit confused with the whole process. I tried to search forum but could not find resolution to my satisfaction. Here are my case details -

My H1B was picked in 2014 lottery, I was working in India for employer A. H1B was filed for client X. I did not travel immediately. So once I got an opportunity in 2016, my employer A filed an amendment for new client Y. I travelled to US in May-2016 and now working for employer A and client B, waiting for approval notice.

It is just an amendment filed under regular process where received date is 10th March 2016. My H1B and I-94 is valid till Aug-2017. I have following queries.

1. Can I change Job / H1B transfer (new employer B) before receiving approval notice of client Y of an employer A?
2. Will I be eligible for premium processing for new employer?
3. With new employer can I file for H1B extension as well?

Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you.
Regards
AD
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Posted by raghu0618 (12) 09 Aug 2016#513
to Lostman:

1. Can I change Job / H1B transfer (new employer B) before receiving approval notice of client Y of an employer A?
Yes /You can Transfer your H1 as your Original H1 is valid.
2. Will I be eligible for premium processing for new employer?
Yes
3. With new employer can I file for H1B extension as well?
Yes
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Posted by Lostman (4) 09 Aug 2016#514
to raghu0618:

Thank you Raghu.

If I get my H1B transferred under premium when my amendment petition with previous employer is still in process, will that be an issue?

Regards
AD
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Posted by raghu0618 (12) 09 Aug 2016#515
to Lostman:


Amendment process continue as normal,but It wont effect your H1 transfer.
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Posted by nik2 (21) 10 Aug 2016#516
Amendment applied on 07/11, Normal Processing. Any idea how long is wait time for Normal processing?
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Posted by krishna2012 (25) 10 Aug 2016#517
Hi Everyone,

My location amendment which was filed in June 2016 is still pending and my extension is due. Requesting for H1 extension under premium processing for same client where location amendment was filed.

Can anyone please advise any chances that USCIS could hold the H1 extension decision until the H amendment decision is issued ?

Thank You
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Posted by Roy1234 (2) 11 Aug 2016#518
I my H1b is valid till Aug 2017, I work on vendor-client model, since I am client loction my employeer filed H1-B amendment and my first project was short-term, I am at same location but with different client. My amendment is in RFE, because my employeer failed to prove employeer-employee relationship. I think it could be declined.
What can I do if my amendment is declined?
Can I stay and work in USA legally?
Can I transfer with some other employeer?
Does it affect my H-1B, if it is declined?
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Posted by chessluck (1) 11 Aug 2016#519
Hi,

My amendment for Approved today. Filed on 10/02/2015

Best of Luck to everyone waiting.
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Posted by Digitalmindboy (3) 12 Aug 2016#520
to shreekm12:

Yes, I am still in same work location and my employer confirmed that in the extension filing document they have requested for Extension and Amendment request together so extension approval takes first place.
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Posted by mynameisxyz (1) 16 Aug 2016#521
My current employer X has filed a location amendment to USCIS.
I am not sure how long it will take to get approved.So lets say this location chnage amendment is in progress But If want that other employer Y should file my new h1b transfer(technically
new h1b petition) while loaction amendment from current emlyer is in progress.
Is there and issue in filing new h1b pettion from other employer Y while location amendment is in progress from current employer X?
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Posted by gautamk (3) 17 Aug 2016#522
Hi,
My location change amendment was filed on 23 Oct 2015. Still waiting for approval.
Please let me know if anyone got approval whose amendment filed around the same time.
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Posted by chandrabn (4) 18 Aug 2016#523
to gautamk:

Mine was filed on 27 Oct 2015. Please do let me know if your petition gets approved.
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Posted by PatelSoft (4) 18 Aug 2016#524
to chandrabn:

Mine was filled on 19th Oct 2015 .. Still awaiting..
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Posted by sunnyspandu (1) 22 Aug 2016#525
Hi everyone,

My employer has filed for my H1b amendment in the month of Feb 2016, i still didn't hear any update on it. I want to sponsor visa B1 for my parents, i am confused what to do in this situation. My concerns are

1) What is the approximate time to get any update on it?
2) In this situation, can i sponsor visa for my parents? If so, What are the documents required for sponsoring. Will My receipt be enough or any other documents are needed.

Thanks in advance.
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