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H1b amendment processing time?

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Posted by rommy (153) 16 Nov 2016#601
Guys, off the topic , but want to ask you,

I am having a hard time to find C2C jobs , is it because of the holiday season or vendors are not accepting to C2C candidate now a days ? Since you all r filling h1b amendment , I want to know your view

Thanks
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Posted by nil483 (41) 16 Nov 2016#602
to GuruJeya:

Hi Guru,

Where did you come across the rule if H1 amendment is not approved within 240 days, you wont be able to work?

I could see some post where the approval took > 11 months and still the employee was working in US.

Could you share where you got this info from?

Also,anyone else can confirm this?
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Posted by Maxsun (2) 18 Nov 2016#603
to nil483:

Hi guys

I've a question

Im on h1 thru September next year with approved 140 n I moved to a new client on Jun 15. We got LCA n I assumed the employer filed amendment too. So I changed my address on paystub. I checked back with employer in sep only to find d that he somehow forgot n we quickly sent one by sep 25.

So employer says it's ok no issue . But I'm getting worried . Can u guys provide ur opinion n also anything I can do now like change client etc that might help?

Appreciate u Guys time
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Posted by eb3guy1 (43) 22 Nov 2016#604
to nil483:

My amendment was filed on 11/25/2015 and it was approved yesterday(11/21/2016). I don't think amendment pending for more than 240 days is an issue.
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Posted by wisdomisgift17 (2) 22 Nov 2016#605
My H1B petition was received on 03/16/2016 and it got approved on 11/16/2016 at California Service Center.

I was in a rush and hence I had sent out my premium processing application on 11/15/2016. However, since the approval date was of 11/16, I was pretty sure that my petition was processed in regular category.

A week later, I received a refund of my premium processing fee.
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Posted by ponna26 (3) 23 Nov 2016#606
to wisdomisgift17:

is this an amendment?
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Posted by Neera84 (91) 28 Nov 2016#607
My h1b amendment filed on June and not get processed. I have filed for my 1-485 and i-765 on October. So what happens my i-765 approved before h1b amendment? Then my h1b not valid and I will be under GC EAD?
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Posted by desmataks (20) 05 Dec 2016#608
Any one got progress... any application approved who filed after 3/16/2016 ???
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Posted by praveen0123 (2) 06 Dec 2016#609
Hi Guys

I filed my H1b amendment on March 17th 2016 (California Service Center) through regular processing and got approval on Dec 2nd. It almost took 8.5 months
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Posted by praveen0123 (2) 06 Dec 2016#610
to 2011PD:

Hi

I got my approval after 8.5 months (Filed March 17th..Approved Dec 2nd)
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Posted by desmataks (20) 06 Dec 2016#611
to praveen0123:

Great.. congrats... but it is lot of time these days taken by USCIS...
8.5 months is a long time...

with this logic i have to wait till january or february
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Posted by Navek (2) 06 Dec 2016#612
My amendment filed on Oct 28,2015 was finally approved yesterday after a long wait of 1 year , 1 month and 1 week in regular processing .
Good luck guys !!
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Posted by writeread (13) 07 Dec 2016#613
Filed on Dec 22 2015 at VSC. Had to upgrade to Premium on Dec1st. Got approval within few days. Took almost a year.
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Posted by decrain (112) 07 Dec 2016#614
to writeread:

my amendment was filed in april 2016, not updates yet. I have i 94 till 2017 june, do i have to be worried about 240 days rule? I only did amendment and no extension.
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Posted by writeread (13) 08 Dec 2016#615
need not worry about 240 days. also by looking at current trends, amendment approval is going to take anywhere 18+ months for you. by that time, your extn will be filed. but again extn will take anywhere another 18+ months to approval, so anyways you would have to upgrade both to premium.
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Posted by aravind1 (2) 08 Dec 2016#616
Amendment got approved in regular mode......Applied on 31st Dec 2015 and got approved 06th Dec 2016.
Can't believe it is in VSC center.
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Posted by nik2 (21) 12 Dec 2016#617
Hello Guys,
Applied for Amendment in july,2016 under regurla process, still waiting for decision. Any idea on current processing time?
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Posted by Raman23 (37) 12 Dec 2016#618
Hi Guys ,

My amendment is in progress and I have travel plan for 2 weeks to India . I will be back by Dec 2016 End .

Any suggestions, since my amendment is in progress ?

Thanks in advance
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Posted by vsk4505 (1) 16 Dec 2016#619
Amendment got approved in regular mode.
Applied on 18th Dec 2015 and got approved on 15th Dec 2016.
VSC center.
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Posted by GajarEAD (129) 17 Dec 2016#620
Just got email from CTS immigration team that , we need to have approved amendment notice for visa stamping.


I had plan to travel on Dec 30th - Jan 30th, but looks like i will have to cancel it.
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We see that you have your US visa appointments scheduled in the near future.

The initial guidelines from the USCIS recommended an amendment filing and having the receipt notice in place to apply for the visa stamping, based on which your visa appointments were scheduled.

However, as per the recent update from the US Consulates in India, an Approved Amendment petition is required for the visa stamping. Only after stamping is completed, you can travel.

We would recommend you to cancel your current appointment, reach out to your amendment filing case manager and have your amendment filing upgraded to premium (which would cost $1225 to your project). On approval of the amendment, get the visa stamping appointment scheduled.

It is an inadvertent change in the USCIS guidelines and we will have to conform to the requirements. Please plan your travel accordingly.

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Posted by DesiPanda (3) 18 Dec 2016#621
to GajarEAD:


I also received the same email. But need to know if there is any specific timeline from when this new policy will be applicable?
Or is this something which just got declared/came out and is applicable from next office date?
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Posted by kraj0271 (1) 20 Dec 2016#622
Hi,

I had a Valid H1B stamped in 2014. The validity was till Dec 2015. But I didnt travel to USA at all. Looking for a CAP exempt transfer. Can anyone guide me please

Regards,

RAJ
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Posted by Greg (563) 21 Dec 2016#623
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Posted by desmataks (20) 22 Dec 2016#624
my amendment is still pending from 7 months... what to do.. need to file extension also now...

why is uscis site processing times not updated after sept 30 2016... any one has any idea of history of time updates by USCIS ...when do they update ... If Sept 30 update is showing March 16 cases... then can we say they will process june cases in december or january as it already 3 months old update...
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Posted by anticlock (1) 25 Dec 2016#625
to GajarEAD:

Hi GajarEAD,

I have similar case, only difference is my stamping is done on Sep, 2016.

Can I travel, though my amendment approval is still pending?
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