H1B Visa 2013 Receipt Notice Issue Delay upto 60 Days

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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.

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