The USCIS updates H-1B visa petition status based on your case progress. What does "Approval Notice Sent" mean? Anne Asks:
Application Type: I129, PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER
Current Status: Approval notice sent.
Does it mean my case got approved? I looked at NAFSA website about “Practice Advisory: H-1B Cap-Gap For F-1 Students” and it says in order to get the data fix on I-20 the student needs “For a receipted or approved H-1B petition: A copy of the Form I-797 and/or the I-797 receipt number.”
Where can we get the I-797 receipt number and what is the approval notice that USCIS sent, is it the form I-797?
Some people got their status on USCIS website saying “CASE APPROVED – APPROVAL NOTICE E-MAILED”.
What is the different between the two different statuses?
I’m totally lost now.
H-1B Approval Status
- Current Status: Approval notice sent.
No worries, your H-1B visa petition is already approved and your immigration attorney should receive your I-797 approval notice in 1-2 weeks’ time. Now you have to get ready for H-1B visa stamping if you live outside the U.S.
You should have received the receipt number as soon as the USCISC started processing your case.
A receipt number has a unique number that will identify your case; it should also be noted that the approval notice is different from the receipt number. The Approval Notice is an official document that states your H-1B visa petition is approved.
Those who received Approval Notices by email will have the status – CASE APPROVED – APPROVAL NOTICE E-MAILED. Others will get the approval notice by snail (traditional) mail.
If you are waiting for approval, then I would suggest that you read the post, Case Received and Pending status.