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H1b amendment processing time?

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Posted by fortuner2010 (139) 03 Feb 2017#651
to Rishid:

Is the underlying H1B valid in case the H1B amendment rejected? In case of H1B amendment approval, would they issue new i94?
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Posted by Rishid (4) 07 Feb 2017#652
to fortuner2010:

I'm not sure about it. Someone who know the answer to it please reply to his/her question.
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Posted by Rishid (4) 07 Feb 2017#653
California Service Center

H1-B amendment was approved on 02/06/2017 (took 13 months approx.)

Filed one 01/22/2016.

Thanks
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Posted by JasoonBourne (127) 12 Feb 2017#654
Friends, I have applied H1b amendment in Oct-2016. I am planning to visit India in June-2017. Looking current trend, it does not look like my amendment petition will be reviewed. Can we travel while amendment is pending?
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Posted by permindia (28) 12 Feb 2017#655
I have a approved H1B petition with 7**** lca.Now i got new project at different location and my company filed H1B amendment with 6**** lca. There is a 8k difference.Is this correct way of doing?
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Posted by BePositive77 (87) 17 Feb 2017#656
Does H1B amendment [just for location change outside MSA of course] regular processing take the same amount of time as an extension or something?
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Posted by xpanchal (1) 28 Feb 2017#657
Hi,

My I-797 is valid till 20018 but recently due to client change amendment has been filed. My visa has expired and it needs stamping
Can I travel to India and go for stamping during this amendment process? I converted amendment to premium but still it will take 1 month and I have family emergency so I have to travel India.
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Posted by gcsr (2) 28 Feb 2017#658
Hello Friends,

I am working inn EVC model and have my H1 till 04/2018 with client A and approved I-140, 2 months back I changed to client B. The client A and B are in same city zipcode and only 1 mile from each other. We did not file new LCA or H1 amendment for client B.

My issue is I am going to India next month and have to go for stamping. Should I get my H1 amended to reflect correct client or its not required as its only 1 mile from earlier location. I am just worried that at time of stamping I will have client B letter but H1 says client A, so how will stamping go and will I get 221g or some administrative process. I can take printout of google maps to show that both clients are within 1 mile but dont know if it will sell through.

I am thinking of filing Amendment with H1 extension in premium, not sure as its not less than 6 months from H1 expiry even extension is possible. This will cost me $3k, I do not want to spend this if my stamping will not have any issue

Can someone guide me on this or someone tried this already

Thanks
S~
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Posted by prinikay (5) 01 Mar 2017#659
to JasoonBourne:

Hi I my amendment was filed October 2016 but got approved last week. So 4-5 months was my wait time normal process.
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Posted by lsac (85) 01 Mar 2017#660
to prinikay:

What day of October 2016? My case was fied on Oct 20, 2016, still waiting
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Posted by prinikay (5) 01 Mar 2017#661
to lsac:

30-Sep-2016 was the filed date, Oct 3rd was received date. Got approved Feb-24-2017 , mine was EAC - Vermont center.
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Posted by lsac (85) 01 Mar 2017#662
to prinikay:

Thanks! My case received date was October 20, same EAC center. I guess few more weeks if it's same pace.
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Posted by abhishek0 (1) 09 Mar 2017#663
to lsac:

Hey, Any update on your case? Mine was filed on Oct 24th, still waiting.
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Posted by Pratap111 (32) 10 Mar 2017#664
Need an advise here:

Presently I am working with Client A and contract is getting over in few days. Been interviewed for Client B and most probably will work out. The distance between A to B is 80 miles which makes it necessary to file amendment.

If I join Client B, after 3-4 months I am planning to come back to Client A (through same employer). Now since amendments taking 6-12 months to approve, what are possible options from below:
1) Cancel amendment (for Client B) which eventually makes Client A work location ? Is this possible?
2) Premium amendment for Client B, so after 3-5 months I can come back to Client A (Is premium suspended now?)

Apart from above :
1) Can I travel to India while amendment is pending approval (Have valid petition till 2018)
2) Can I move back to India for good while amendment is pending (Emp will cancel my H1b for sure)

Please advise.
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Posted by Pratap111 (32) 13 Mar 2017#665

Need an advise here:

Presently I am working with Client A and contract is getting over in few days. Been interviewed for Client B and most probably will work out. The distance between A to B is 80 miles which makes it necessary to file amendment.

If I join Client B, after 3-4 months I am planning to come back to Client A (through same employer). Now since amendments taking 6-12 months to approve, what are possible options from below:
1) Cancel amendment (for Client B) which eventually makes Client A work location ? Is this possible?
2) Premium amendment for Client B, so after 3-5 months I can come back to Client A (Is premium suspended now?)

Apart from above :
1) Can I travel to India while amendment is pending approval (Have valid petition till 2018)
2) Can I move back to India for good while amendment is pending (Emp will cancel my H1b for sure)

Please advise.



to Pratap111:



Any advise is appreciated on above questions ?
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Posted by JasoonBourne (127) 13 Mar 2017#666
I got my H1b amendment approval today. Receipt date Oct 14, 2016. Approved date March 07, 2017. Vermont center. No change in dates. validity is until Aug 2019. same like original H1b approval.
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Posted by ankitagarwal (4) 14 Mar 2017#667
Hi,

I received USCIS amendment notice on Oct 17th 2016 and it has been 5 months still I haven't got the approved amendment.
The case was in Vermont Service Center(EAC), On Mar 3 2017, I saw my case was transferred to another USCIS office.

Please let me know if for anyone the amendment case is transferred from Vermont office to another office and Which Office it got transferred.

Thanks for the reply
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Posted by VK1986 (3) 07 Apr 2017#668
to ankitagarwal:

@Ankit - Any update on your Amendment approval?
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Posted by ankitagarwal (4) 07 Apr 2017#669
to VK1986:

No updates from USCIS
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Posted by harsha98 (2) 07 Apr 2017#670
to gcsr:

I am in same exact situation, please help me out
Did you get stamping from India? Did they ask you client letter and if they asked you, what did you provide?
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Posted by VK1986 (3) 11 Apr 2017#671
Hi All,

Did anybody got Amendment approval filed after Oct 2016? If yes please let us know approved date, filing date/receipt date, new petition end date(validity) whether changed?

Mine amendment was filed in Dec 2016 in regular mode at Vermont SC and curious what application dates they are currently processing through.

I see above some cases filed around Oct16 got approved so hoping it would have moved to somewhere filed in Nov16.

Thanks in advance!
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Posted by SickOfEB1C (17) 11 Apr 2017#672
My Amendment was filed in Feb 2016, raised 3 SR's..but no updates till now..anyone in the same boat??
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Posted by vikash88 (1) 18 Apr 2017#673
to VK1986:

My amendment was applied on Mar 2 2017. (Regular filing)

Got approval on Apr 6, 2017. Am really surprised with such a quick approval.

Vermont SC.
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Posted by VK1986 (3) 20 Apr 2017#674
to vikash88:

Congrats!!! :) You must be a relative with someone in Trump family? :D
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Posted by ssinnj (1) 20 Apr 2017#675
Hi All,

Here is the timeline for my H1B Amendment case in Regular mode (Vermont service center)
Petition filed on 02/15/2017 (H1B Amendment petition for Location change)
Approved on 04/12/2017

Yes, so surprised for such quick approval. Hope everyone waiting for Amendment approval will get theirs soon. Best of Luck !!

And No change for I-94 validity date : Same as H1B extension approval I-797A.
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