Are you waiting for H1B Visa 2013 receipt notice?

It usually takes less than 10 days to get the receipt notice. But, this time around, its taking longer than expected.

 

My employer have applied H1B petition on MAY 10th 2012. can anybody tell me that when can I expect the receipt numbers. My employer said that It might take one month. is this really true? Usually how much time will take to receive the receipt numbers.

My employer filed my H1(H4-H1) petition on Apr, 22nd(regular process). I haven’t received my receipt number yet.
Last week they updated that the USCIS deducted the amount from the check, which was sent with my documents. Can anyone tell how much time will it take to get my receipt number?

H1b Visa 2013 Receipt Notice Delay

USCIS has informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) that:

“Due to the high number of I-129 petitions filed with USCIS recently, customers will experience a longer than usual period of time to receive their receipt notice from USCIS. Usually customers who have received a delivery confirmation can expect to receive their USCIS receipt notice within 30 days of that date.

However, due to the unexpectedly high volume of applications, it may be an additional 2 to 4 weeks. Customers who do not receive notification of receipt within 60 days of their delivery confirmation date should contact the appropriate Service Center for further information. This is a temporary situation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

AILA National suggests that checks should not be voided and a stop payment should not be placed on checks that have been received, but not yet receipted, by a USCIS service center.

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12052340 (posted May. 23, 2012)

Update from USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 05/23/2012 05:09 PM EDT

Due to the high number of recently filed I-129 petitions with USCIS, customers may experience a longer than usual period of time to receive a receipt notice from USCIS.  Usually, customers can expect to receive their receipt notice within 30 days of delivery confirmation.  However, due to an unexpectedly high volume of I-129 petitions, it may be an additional two to four weeks before customers receive a receipt notice.

Customers who do not receive notification of receipt of an I-129 petition within 60 days of their delivery confirmation date may contact the appropriate Service Center via the email addresses listed on our Contact Us Web page.  This is a temporary situation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • MG

    My employer filed my H-1B (I-94) extension through normal process on 3rd July 2012 however till date i have not received the filing receipt. It has been 44 calendar days since the papers were submitted; few of the other colleagues got the receipt in 10 days. Is it normal to take that long for the receipt to get generated ? Thanks in advance for the reply.

  • BS

    You know, when they accept your petition you can actually start working. They are not updating their website and it is still showing the applications from April 2012 are being processed at the moment. Approval may take 2-3 months on your case. Think it this way, if it was current they would have been doing the August applications right now. So they are about 4 months behind, you should have maybe a month or so left.

  • BS

    I actually filed my H1-B on August 8th and got my receipt notice on 13th with Vermont Center. It took them 4 business days (6 with the weekend) to send me the notice. They are still showing that the Applications from April 2012 are being processed at the moment but since I have the receipt notice I can start working. So why care how long it would take to get the approval, as long as I can start working.

  • raj

    Hi

    My petition filed on Jun1st .But still i yet to receive the petition number .Could anyone answer how many days it is taking now to receive petition receipt number

    • Shaan

      I AM on same boat. Mine petition was filled on 7th June and Still I havent received my receipt number. can any body help.

      • Dan Buldansjah

        Me too, my lawyer had applied on June and still I haven’t gotten any receipt number……

  • Dipak

    I got the receipt no. from USCIS for Masters Quota. They received my packet on June 7, 2012. I am worried now how long it might take for the decision. They already accepted my documents. When I check my status it says inital review. Can anybody tell me how long it might take now..

  • Jain

    Hi Everyone, Can you please update your status.
    Did any one get his/her H1 B approved for this year yet?

    Thanks

  • JJ29

    Hi,

    My H1B was filed on Apr 9th. Its a fresh application. Could you please let me know the date when i would get the receipt for the same.

    My employer says there is no lead time.

    Thanks,
    Jayaram

  • GG

    Hi,

    Thanks a lot for putting this website together!

    My attorney has submitted my application on May 29th (premium process) using UPS next day air saver. My OPT has just expired this week, so I’m really counting on this to be approved asap. Do you think my application has been counted in the amount updated on June 1, please? Or is it not until I receive the receipt from USCIS? I have a master’s degree.

    Thanks in advance!!

    GG.

  • RamZ

    Hi,

    I am currently in H1b visa working for non-profit organization and accepted job at another non-profit organization. They have filed change of employer with USCIS on May – 18th but haven’t got receipt notice yet.

    Do you guys have any idea how long I might have to wait?

    Thanks for help.

    -RamZ

    • pcube

      Hi Ramz,
      Did you receive ure RECEIPT NUMBER yet ? , if yes then please let us know on which date did you receive the receipt number.
      My case is worse than yours …. my petition was filed on 24th april still I have not received the petition receipt number :(

      • Sayd

        Hi

        Ramz and Pcube

        does any one received Receipt Number yet, mine was filed on May 6 and haven’t received receipt and I am in non-profit as well
        Please reply.

      • PK

        Hai, Did you receive you receipt number? if yes how long it takes, because my company has filed for my H1b on 5th June, till now i didnt receive for my receipt number. kindly reply..
        thanks in advance..!!

  • VN

    My petition is going to be filed tomorrow. With the delay in receiving the receipt notice how will I know that my application will be counted within the cap? Will I have to wait until the receipt notice is received to know if my petition made it within the cap and that my application has been accepted? Also in case my application does not make it within the cap will my check be deducted or returned? Thanks in advance for the reply.