After a long wait, there was an article that explains options available for the remaining H-1B visa applications pending approval that were applied last April 2008.
There was a recent update from the California Service Center or Vermont Service Center. In those updates, it was stated that all the applications will be cleared by April 1, 2009.
So if you hear that your case is rejected by the end of March, will you have enough time to apply again or is it possible to apply again when your current H-1B application is pending approval?
Options for H-1B Pending Approval Applications
The Office of Attorney Murthy had published the possible reasons for the delay, what can be the outcomes and what options those applicants will have. Here are some highlights of what they have to say:
- It usually indicates a problem if H-1B applied in April 2008 is not approved until April 2009
- The problem could be from the employer side
- USCIS sending more queries to find details about the employer (due to the recent fraud that was found)
- If you have a better job offer with another employer, then H-1B applications can be submitted on April 2009.
From reading the article, it looks like the chances of getting H-1B approval for cases submitted in April 2008 is not looking good.
So, if you are waiting to hear form USCIS, it’s time to start thinking about your Plan B. You can read the rest of the article here.