My H-1B Visa 2008 – From Case Received and Pending to Approved

Raghuram Sukumar H1B Visa 136 Comments

If you are searching for keys and answers to H-1B visa questions, here you will find a few details about H-1B visa approval notice and related documents.

For couple of articles related to H-1B visa, I’m seeing quite few comments about H-1B visa for 2008 applications was selected in lottery.

For long time H-1B visa status was showing "Case Received and Pending" and finally after a period of few months H-1B visa status for 2008 was changed to "Approved".

Also, there are lots of comments about

“I haven’t heard about H-1B Visa Rejections, when will I know”

“My status is still Case Received and Pending”

“Employer not responding to questions about my H-1B Visa”

H-1B visa approved, but no documents

Here is one of such comments;

Jayanthi

My application got H-1B visa "APPROVED" status on June 4th, but ’till to date I have not received any documents.
Whenever I call up my consultancy, they say that I will get them but haven’t see anything ’till now.
A bit frustrating and worried now. Is it possible that we have such cases where there is a delay in sending the documents?

I-797 Approval Notice

After H-1B visa petitions are approved, USCIS will send I-797A or I-797B or I-797C [difference between I-797A, I-797B and I-797C] approval notice to the attorney who have filed your H-1B visa application.

An H-1B visa approval notice will be usually sent within 1 week of H-1B visa petition approval.

In your case, within June the 12th, your employer’s attorney should have received your documents and the attorney will forward the H-1B visa approval notice, along with labor applications.

H-1B Visa Stamping documents

To get an H-1B visa stamped from the U.S. consulate, you will need the original H-1B Visa Approval notice and other related documents. So I think that all the documents should be with your employer.

However, there is nothing you can do if your employer doesn’t send the documents to you.

You can go for H-1B visa stamping only after you get the documents from your employer. Unfortunately, there is no way to trace the documents.

Comments

  1. I have been staying in India and had applied for H1B Visa in 2010 and the petition was approved and valid till 28th October 2011. My employer is not sending me for stamping saying that he does not have a requirement in the USA at the moment. Will I be able to get my H1B stamped in 2012 based on the petition approved in 2010?

  2. I have applied H1B visa for April-2008 but it was denied i have appealed to higher authority it was updated in 2009 right now my status is on acceptance and not got final result. So Can you guide me how long i have to wait or any process to get final answer from USCIS?

    Please advice if you know similar case.

    Reply

  3. Hello, HSB

    I have applied H1B visa for April-2008 but still my status is on Post-Decision Activity and not got final result. So Can you guide me how long i have to wait or any process to get final answer from USCIS?
    Can I go US on student visa???????

  4. hi,

    my H1 was also pending . i applied in april 2008. after one year of case pending now they are asking for evidence. now my case is RFE.

    at last there is some progress. i think uscis is clearing cases.

    dont worry guys. and this year they got very less applications.

    they will clear all pending cases

    1. Did you receive your H1B. When.

      I filed in Jan 2009, in April 2009 I receive RFE that we submit in same month April, 2009. Status is still showing sent RFE waiting for document. Its almost 8 months over. No status received.

      Please advice if you know similar case.

      Thanks

      1. hi booka,

        i will tell my case, i applied my H1 in april 2008. and i got RFE after one year. till that time my status was just pending. later my H1 was rejected. then my employer appealed for my H1. then it got approved 2 months back.

        it took longggggggggg time for my to get H1 approved. so be patient. but ask your employer to call USCIS and findout the reason

        good luck

        tibbu

  5. Hi HSB,

    I need a help from u..

    actually my case got denied on march 31st 2009…so painful

    but i wanna get d refund.. but my employer says he spent already a lot of money and said he can’t return anything back.. and he added that he will refund only if d case is not picked up in d lottery.. is he true? is ther any way to get my money back…i went for normal processing only…plz help me thro this difficult stage.. i’ll go and meet m employer once after reading ur comments…coz i don know wat 2 do now..

    plz guys, help me out if any body has some information..

    thanx

    1. First you have to cool down a bit, panicing will take you no where.

      First place you are not suppose to give any money for H-1B filing.

      USCIS won't refund your money because your case is denied.

      Money is gone…!

  6. Hi HSB,

    I need a help from u..

    actually my case got denied on march 31st 2009…so painful

    but i wanna get d refund.. but my employer says he spent already a lot of money and said he can't return anything back.. and he added that he will refund only if d case is not picked up in d lottery.. is he true? is ther any way to get my money back…i went for normal processing only…plz help me thro this difficult stage.. i'll go and meet m employer once after reading ur comments…coz i don know wat 2 do now..

    plz guys, help me out if any body has some information..

    thanx

  7. Dear all,

    After awaiting almost one year pending H1B visa, my employer started premium processing last week. Today I got the notice that my H1B is denied. Still I did not get the reason for the decision. I am so worried now and helpless.

    Please advise me what can I do now? Can I file an appeal? If it is rejected for the second time can I apply for a F1 visa and start studying?? My spouse is in F1. In worse case can I get F2 and be her dependant? I need a quick advise. Please help me…

    Hemanthi

  8. Hi all,

    I have applied for my H1B Visa renewal through my employer in May 2008. I see in the current status as "Request for Additional Evidence Sent" since september 2008. I already sent the additional information required by USCIS. Now it's almost 10 months from the initial filing date but still I didn't get any response. I am frustated and worried whether it'll be rejected. Since I have a very good working record in this country, It is questionable why the visa renewal takes such a long time. Please advice me on this regard immedietly.

    Thanks

    Hemanthi

    1. Hemanthi – If you read the latest article that we posted about Options for H1b filed in April 2008. I guess you can get some of answers to your questions from there. It doesn't matter what your work background, if your employer is under more scrutiny, then you have no other chopice, but wait and hope.

      1. Dear all,

        After awaiting almost one year pending H1B visa, my employer started premium processing last week. Today I got the notice that my H1B is denied. Still I did not get the reason for the decision. I am so worried now and helpless.

        Please advise me what can I do now? Can I reapply the H1B visa? If it is rejected for the second time can I apply for a F1 visa and start studying?? What can I do now? Please advise me.

        Hemanthi

  9. Hello All,

    My case was same until Dec 19th, waited for long. Then I initiated a transaction by asking for transfer of pending visa from a different company. USCIS sent back the new petition saying it's not allowed at this point of time. At the same time they sent my denial notice which was untouched for 7 months. I am pretty sure none of your cases are currently under review or consideration. For all those panicking so much about H-1 just chill out and prepare for surprise announcements from USCIS.

    1. I know its not good news after such a long wait. I guess you must be planning to apply for H1B in April 2009 right?

    2. HI Nagesh,

      DId you try to transfer your visa from your previous employer to current employer, ie) your previous employer applied filed your visa apllication but tried to transfer it to your current employer before the H1B approval and USCIS denied it?

      Thx

        1. Hi,

          MY previous employer applied my H1B and the approval didnt come yet, do you think that I can trasfer it to my current employer if gets approved by luck? or should I file for H1B this year?..

          Thankz

        2. Hi,

          I mean that will USCIS allow to trasfe H1B’s in this critical market situation…any idea?

          Thankz

          1. once you receive your h1 you have to get it under your current employer..you got no choice on that…that is what you shud legally do…
            if in case they don’t allow you, they can’t really reject it as they wud have already issued it to you…so you’ll be good..

            BUT THE QUESTIONS STILL REMAINS…….WILL THEY BE ISSUING ANY H1’s NOW OR NOT..no one really knows how many spots are left…and what the govt. decision wud be in the first week of April..

  10. Gashy,

    As you said each and every result will be published on 28th Feb. But from which source did you get this informaiton. Mine case is h4 to h1b..and RFE also there on 25th july…and another thing we replied RFE also..we put one service requrest too over the case..and they said there is background check is going on …and may take 6 month..so i am wondering if you are saying that….all will get result on 28th feb…

    Please provide me the source….from where did you get the information about h1b will be given result on 28th feb….

    Thanks,

    R Pat

    1. @Gashy – Where did you get the information. Last info we heard is from USCIS – All the Cases will be processed before April 1 and there was no other update. So, I would appreciate if you can post the source. Else those who are waiting will be mislead to wrong info.

    2. Hi Pat,

      I'm still trying to find the written proof to confirm that the H1B results will be announced on Feb, I was come to known through my Company. Lets see…..hope for the best.

      Thx

      1. Gashy,

        May I know who is your employer? Other people who all are on same boat please post your employer details.

        Thanks,

        R Pat

        1. Hi Pat,

          Today I went to the USCIS office and requested about the status of my pending H1B application, they had a look at my case and informed that it is still under process..They arent sure about about the H1B result announcement for the pending applications.

          Lets se…

          Thx

          1. Gashy,

            I think there is no hope as recession is tightening the rope, but dont know what will happen. I am not sure but, I waited a long for this and nothing is changing and happening around…

            Gashy can you please provide me you employer details?

            Thanks,

            R Pat

  11. looking out for an reply…

    plz guys help me out. Any relative info will b helpful 2 me.

    Am totally down , am really tensed and frightened .(well, u guys know, how it kills b4 getting approved)

    My case:

    I’ve applied H1 for the year 2008 and it got selected in d lottery after that they asked for RFE. MY consultancy ppl have sent the reqd documents and now it says, RFE is received and process has been resumed. but this happened long time back. my employer has sent the documents on nov 20th 2008 , ( USCIS asked to wait for 60 days) , 2day itz feb 22..as of now , no news , no updations..
    am really really worried . Can anyone plz help me out? Is anyone els s also facing the same kind of situation? Now, am really worried.. i wanna know the chances of getting approved…plz plz some one help me out.

        1. hi,

          me too in the same boat, yesterday i come to known that vhs will announce all the results by february 28, 2009…lets hope for the best…will inform you if i receive any update..you too pl lemme know if you come to know abt it.

          thx.

          1. Hi geshy,

            o sure, will let u know immediately if i get any updates.

            so, in ur case, wen did they ask for rfe? wen did u send it? bcoz , i came 2 know, from this site, everybody(except one memeber) has got their case approved after sending rfe , in the september month itself.

            Is that one premium processing?? Did u ask ur consultancy abt d probability of getting approved? my consultancy ppl r not saying anything, they simply say check out the uscis website. am so sorry 2 ask u so many questions..jus eagerness n curiosity…lets hope for the best…

        2. shobana,

          i didnt go for premeium processing, my lawyer suggested me that not to go for it becoz who ever applies for premeium processing all are gettin rfe. also i didnt get respone/rfe for my case yet..lawyer asked me to keep fingers crossed and pray ..there is no any other option, we cant assure the approval becoz of bad economy…there is chance for 50%…lets hope for the best?

          1. geshy,

            how often u check this blog?? u answer immediately..great.

            i did go regular processing and got rfe..am so so worried. as u said , am praying my best. if our luck favours, sure we'll get it.

            thanx

          2. Gashy,

            As you said each and every result will be published on 28th Feb. But from which source did you get this informaiton. Mine case is h4 to h1b..and RFE also there on 25th july…and another thing we replied RFE also..we put one service requrest too over the case..and they said there is background check is going on …and may take 6 month..so i am wondering if you are saying that….all will get result on 28th feb…

            Please provide me the source….from where did you get the information about h1b will be given result on 28th feb….

            Thanks,

            R Pat

          3. geshy,

            Even i thot of asking d same ques, wer did u get this info? i've called my consultancy 2day and got d news everything will b cleared b4 apr 1st 2009. plz tell us how u get this info.? since we've hardly 5 days left according 2 ur info.

            thanx

        3. Hi,

          Even I'm trying to find the written proof to confirm that the H1B results will be announced on end of Feb, I was come to known through my Company. Lets see…..hope for the best.

          Thx

          1. My case is still pending.. imagine.. its April1,09.. time for h1b for 2009..

            it is really sad n frustrating how slow things move..

            Donno what to do now! Just waiting… 🙁

          2. Mine is also pending. I was thinking that it would get resolved before Apr 1 – the day when fresh petitions are filed.

  12. You can't do anything now, in your case transfer will work only before Sep1 of that month. Start finding a new and good employer. I tried to transfer my case around Jan 15 when it was pending, it was not good after Sep1st 2008. Its too late for any thing.

    Good Luck

  13. HI ,

    I have applied for H1B last year and gotr picked up in the lottery.

    however the sad thing is my visa is rejected at the consulate stating that my company is small and cannot provide employement to me.

    can any one tell me what are my options.

    If i find a new employer can i transfer it to new employer with out going to the lottery again.

  14. Hi all,

    If VSC announce our H1B result on April 2009, then shall we apply for an another H1B in 1st april 2009 for this year. Will they accept our new application when the old H1B approval is pending.

    Thanks

  15. Vermont Service Center: Update on Pending Cases

    The Vermont Service Center (VSC) has provided an update to the number of pending cap-subject cases which were filed pursuant to the H-1B FY 2009 cap in April 1, 2008. As of January 9, 2009, there are a total of 3,432 H-1B cap cases, in various stages of adjudication, which remain pending.

    VSC has indicated that it intends to adjudicate all such cases by April 1, 2009.

  16. my case status shows “Case received and pending.”, Pl. let me know whom should I contact?

  17. my case status shows "Case received and pending.", what is last date for approval and are there any chances that application may get rejected as i read that once 65000 applications are approved rest will be rejected.

    thanks,

    gaurav

  18. Hi all,

    I joined in an IT consulting company to get my job, I also activated my student work autorisation for that company from January 2008 but unfortunately I didnt get my Job for more than 6months so I cancelled my internship for that company.

    I left that company and joined in an another company and got my job. My previous consulting company applied for my H1B under Bachelors(BE) quoata in April 2008. Recently I went to my previous company and they are saying me that my H1B application number has been picked up in the lottery but till date I didnt hear any thing from USCIS.

    I'm not sure what to do in this situation, shall I ask my previous employer to cancel my H1B or shall I wait for next couple of months for my approval. My current employer is running my payroll everymonth under my CPT status, if I get my H1B approval with my previous employer, will it affect my status.. please share your experience…

    Thanks

  19. Folks,

    I received my denial notice.

    For your information.

    Series:EAR…

    Date RFE Sent: June 20

    My Status was changes on June 24 to RFE Received.

    I don't think mine was delayed because of Security Check, but it's random.

    Good Luck All

  20. Venkat,

    Be cool. I too got RFE. After 2 months 10 days, the status got changed to documents received status. Though the documents were received by USCIS almost a month back. One of my friend also got the RFE, after his document was received by USCIS, its status changed within 3 days.

    The most important thing is that your attorney should submit the documents on the date prescribed by the USCIS. You may not be knowing this date.

    Regards, Raj

  21. Hi all,

    My case is as "Request for Additional evidence sent" status. My employer told me, that I have sent all required documents long ago (may be 25days ago).

    even now also no status change, what will be the reason for this any body knows, plz let me know. I am in tense, all were got approvals but I ddin't why I don't know… How long time we have to wait for this… any idea…. comment on this.

    Venkat

  22. Guys.

    Still don't get one information — did anybody get his/her approval notice in last month. Wanted to get the info if people are passing through that security status checks..

    thanks

  23. Puja,

    If you read some of the recent comments here, you can understand whats your status.

    Just wait and have fun…!

    No body knows whats in USCIS mind now.

  24. I am in US on H4 visa, I applied H1B for year 2008. Got selected in lottery , but till now the status is “case received and pending” .

    I have not heard anything from my employer and he is not giving any relevant information. I am very worried . Would really appreciate if you can let me know more on this.

    Thanks

    1. Help let us all know the name of the employer, so that we all are aware..

  25. hello guru, how can u say that all cases will be approved and its matter of time??

    few comments here say that many H1's are rejected and uscis will not give reason also.even if they give reason we cant do anything. one of my frnds company got security check on it. if thats the case with my company also then what shud i do?? did anyone got approval in the month of november?? pls reply. do anyone knows how long will it take?? this uscis doesnt provide any info at all.

  26. Hi Everybody,

    I completed my masters in computer science on August, 2007. My OPT started from august 2007 and expired on august, 2008.

    I filed for H1B through Masters quota in end of 2007. My case is still showing pending. I applied for premium processing around month of oct'2008. After 15 days my attorney called the USCIS and asked for the delay and they said it was put on hold for security clearance.

    As my OPT got expired on end of august, 2008 i did not have a chance to apply for OPT extension. My attorney said i can stay in US legally but should not do any job and i can not enter into US if i leave the country.

    I am planning to apply for another masters from Spring, 2009 since i got a F1 visa of 5 years.

    I want to go to India in Jan'2008 after paying my tution fee and once i get travel endorsement letter from university.

    My question is will i have any problem when i come back after a vacation of 1 month? Does this H1B security clearance would created any problem? What precautions i need to take?

    Thanks for your time and your help is appreciated.

    Hari

  27. Hello,

    I have received case status approved after that till now nomore updates on H1B visa company who has applied to me,what should be the next step, now its novemberAnyone can tell me wat is happening abt H1B visa status

  28. Hi All,

    Pls update on if someone has received their H1 recently. Especially who came on F1 and have applied for their H1.

    thanks

  29. Hello All,
    dont worry, all of your cases will be approved.. but it may take some time… 2 months from now.. USCIS is having lot of back logs to be completed..

  30. Guys..

    I know that this statement is not adding any useful information..but it is really frustrating to just wait and wait..

    Any member who got approval recently – please update so that we get to know as well if the things are moving…

  31. Hi Hema,

    You Should not have problem finding a job once you finish your CPA from USA. Try Big 5 Accoutning Firms.

    Try to get one year accounting degree from a descent school !

  32. Hello All,

    My case number is EAC081435**** and my case still shows as “case received and pending” and the LUD as Sep 25th In the mean while i applied my OPT/STEM Extension too and i received the receipt number on OCT 27th and its the same status as my H1. My Company is sending me to India for training offshore guys in delhi all my flights are confirmed. My OPT expires on Jan 2nd and my trip to india is on DEC 10th 2008 – Jan 20th 2009. I dnt have a chance to say no to this trip so can some one explain that if i leave US on DEC 10th can i reenter in to United states if still my status says “case received and pending” Do i need to take any steps before i leave US.

    Please suggest…. I am just looking for a miracle and ALL THE BEST WHO GOT H1 approvals already.

    Thanks

  33. Hi Hema,

    I am a CA from India and doing my CPA here. Do you know any of the firms who would sponsor a CA/CPA? Would be of great help if you can suggest some.

    Thanks,
    Malahar

  34. @malahar: My friend's wife has your background, she came in H4 visa and got her H1 in lottery last year. she's searching for job in fiance accountant, kinda jobs since last 5 months. I dont think with your back ground there will be direct job available to sponsor CA

  35. Hi Guys,

    In my company there were about 300 RFE’s same day about 40 RFE’s (One of them was mine) were sent and received by USCIS next day.

    Most of these cases are now rejected, my roomate whose RFE was sent on same day as of mine got approved (other roomate got rejected) and mine is still pending.

    Hema, the date RFE reveived has no role to play when they aappro or reject any case.

    In my whole company some 10 are pending, 95% (350)got rejected very few were approved.

    Venkat,
    Your consultant will have some 30 or 60 days to respond to your RFE, it may be true. You know all these people are Blodd Suckers.

    Good Luck All

  36. Hi Nagesh,

    Through which company u filed ur H1b. Can you please tell me here or by email at [ don't post email address]

    Thanks.

  37. Hi all,

    My case is changed the status from "case receive and pending" to " Request for additionl evidence sent" on 3rd october. After 30+ days my consultant asked me to pay $750 towards fee for atorney to send required documents to USCIS. Is it true ? I have a doubt about this issue… plz let me know anybody knows… appreciate reply… thanks in advance.

    venkat

  38. Hello all,

    My case is showing the pending status and I haven't received any RFE notice. Does it mean that my case will be changed from pending to RFE to case resumed and then to approval. Or I don't have any chance of getting approval now as they haven't sent any RFE notice. Please answer.

  39. Based on some tracking that I was doing from the past couple of weeks, I believe USCIS is processing the applications on when the RFE is received by then. So if the RFE itself is received byt you on 25th July, I think it might take atleast couple of weeks from now to get some status. The current processing dates are still in the end of June or early July cases. So best of luck for approval waiting.

  40. Hey Raghu,

    My case is still saying Request for Addition Evidence Sent. We replied RFE and they recived through FEDEX…but stil nothign changed. I get RFE on 25th July 2008. The LUD was changed 09/01/2008. But still no update . I am so worried. Mine case is H4 to H1. Please anybody can help me out.

    Thanks

  41. @Deepti: If you follow all the article I have posted about H1B, then you can get to know why there is delay. Check out H1B Visa link from category or from navigation.

  42. Hello everyone,

    My husband got the H1B visa in the lottery.

    But the case status is pending.One of his friends who got the H1b in the lottery at a later date than my husband ,already got the H1 approved.

    Our lawyer had sent an enquiry to Uscis abt. the delay.The reply says that the documents are fine ,the delay is due to some "security clearance".

    So there is some hope that all of you should get ur H1.

    The only problem is that they haven't mentioned any timeline.

    We are keeping our fingers crossed.

    All the best .

  43. hi nagesh, u dont have to leave USA as long as ur case is pending.even if your OPT expires and H1 is pending u can stay here. my OPT ended on oct 4th 08. my H1 is still showing case pending. urs is in jan, mine is ended.then what shud i say.

    dont worry.

    guys,any updates from uscis?? how long they will take??

  44. Hi Tibbu,

    I wrote this out of frustration…! thnaks for your info..good luck with your H-1B case.

    Nagesh

  45. Hey,

    Anybody got any upadates? My case is still saying Request for Addition Evidence Sent. We replied RFE and they recived through FEDEX…but stil nothign changed. I get RFE on 25th July 2008. The LUD was changed 09/01/2008. But still no update . I am so worried. Mine case is H4 to H1. Please anybody can help me out.

    Thanks

  46. Hi All,

    Some of the request here are like asking doctor for Life Saving drug. Please don't be so desperate, my case also pending as of now.

    Search for alternatives to stay here if any one feels they will die the moment they land in India.

    My OPT expires on Jan 15.., if I don't get my H-1 I am packing my luggage to India.

    Enough of American Life…! Thanks But No Thanks…! This Coutry is a Spider Web ! If trapped tough to get out.

  47. raghu,

    still pending………any update whether the H1 B cap is filled ?

    regards,

    Rahul.

  48. hi guys

    i got a query on my H1 2.5 months back. this is what it says on my status online, "On July 30, 2008, we received your response to our request for evidence…… You should expect to receive a written decision or written update within 60 days of the date we received your response.."

    60 days have already passed and it is showing the current status as, "Current Status: Response to request for evidence received, and case processing has resumed."

    My employer is not e-verified so i can't even apply for extension of OPT.

    totally confused!..is thr any way we can get the approval expedited now?

    any other suggestions?

    please help!

  49. Hi Raj,

    Even mine is still pending. I have lost hopes of getting the H1 B approved. I think time is running out.

  50. I think no one has answer of " How long will it take to get the status change". It's just luck. I don't know in which order USCIS is picking up applications and approving. It can be the order in which they got selected in lottery. My employer said " mine was picked up in last" , tht's why you haven't heard any thing from USCIS yet. I don't believe this ..How last was it…….

    It's just our luck I wud say… Pray to God and keep hope :)..

  51. hi raj, mine is showing as case pending still. how about you?? how long will it take?

  52. Hi Anita,

    Congrats…!!!!

    Will you be able to tell me the series of your Receipt number ?

    With regards,

    Rahul.

  53. Hi Raghu,

    I am in US on H4 visa, I applied H1B for year 2008. Got selected in lottery , but till now the status is "case received and pending" . Is there a last date for this. Can you please let me know abt this.

    Thanks

    Ruchi

  54. Hi guys/Raghu/Dem

    My wife is here on H4. I filed her H1B, got selected in lottery. Now she got RFE..Info requested was some company info and my latest paystubs..we got RFE on date 25th Jul 2008. we asked employer, he forwarded the courier details sent to VSC. its sent on 19th Aug…but her status is still same as previous one. Do you have any idea , about this…as for this already replied…any guesses about time frame…to get approval…i really appriciate you reply…thanks..Rasesh

    Guys pls help me and my wife..we are very much tense

  55. hi

    i have applied for visa extension on september 8th 2008 but i could not receive Receipt number till now i am more worried as my visa is going to expiry on october 1 2008 .

    How long will it take to process?

    pls kindly respond

  56. Hi I am sooo confused! My RFE document was received by USCIS on 25 sep.

    Now the case status is RFD received and case resumed.Do u guys have any idea how long will it take to get my case decision.

    Any one received request of RFE so late (sep 18).

    I am so worried!!

  57. hi

    i have applied for visa extension on september 8th 2008 but i could not receive Receipt number till now i am more worried as my visa is going to expiry on october 1 2008 .

    How long will it take to process?

    pls kindly respond

  58. Hi guys/Raghu/Dem

    My wife is here on H4. I filed her H1B, got selected in lottery. Now she got RFE..Info requested was some company info and my latest paystubs..we got RFE on date 25th Jul 2008. we asked employer, he forwarded the courier details sent to VSC. its sent on 19th Aug…but her status is still same as previous one. Do you have any idea , about this…as for this already replied…any guesses about time frame…to get approval…i really appriciate you reply…thanks..Rasesh

  59. Hi Raghu,

    can you please tell me how can we actually track the processing based on processing dates. How can we get to know when will our series start processing ??

    My receipt number is of the series EAC08151XXXXX

    With regards,

    Rahul.

  60. Do USCIS ask for photograph in RFE ? In my case they have asked for photograph.This is told to be by my employer.Any one ever asked for photograph in RFE

  61. Hi Guys,

    I got my RFE request on Sep 19.And my employer is not giving my case number as well.How long will it take for RFE to process.

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  63. Raghu i read the article " 59,100………"………… it makes me feel more worse……!! Just praying that all goes fine……

  64. I got my H1 B selected in the lottery long back.sir ,i want to check whether my name present in the list of H1B list of us.My name is p.sravan kumar

  65. Hi Guys,

    I got my H1 B selected in the lottery long back. Till now I have not received my petition. Among a list 650 petitions expected by my employer, only 4 are still as case received and pending. Please let me know whether this is because they have lack of information to process mine ? Why is the delay happening only to mine. ?

    Is there any way we can get to know the approximate date when we will receive the acknowledgement.

    regards,

    Rahul.

  66. Hi,

    It's almost Oct….Why my petition of H1B is still pending?… Is there a deadline? Thanks.

  67. When exactly did you get your approval Hema? When did you receive the approval? On the 24th?

  68. Hi all.. i hve my receipt number and when i checked my status online on 9th sept. it says “Response to request for evidence received, and case processing has resumed”
    its been 2 weeks now and i have not received any response… i am gettin really worried now. Can anyone please help me…..are there any chances of my case being approved, how lng will it take coz today is already 23rd

  69. hello guys, one of my friend's(rajesh) attorney got his(rajesh's) H1 approval notice, but his uscis status is still showing as "case pending". so guys check with ur company attorney. and please let us know ur status.

    thanks

  70. @Abhishek Shrestha: You will have to talk to your attorney who submitted your application.

  71. @hema: As far I know, there is not time frame USCIS have specified any time limit on when they can respond after you submit RFE. There is nothing we can do about that. There were cases where, H1B was rejected without sending RFE. It really doesn't matter if your collegue's profile is same as yours, if USCIS have some doubts, they will clarify it. Good luck. I don't think they will respond if you call.

    1. Hi,

      I am on F2 visa and had applied for H1B in April (2017). It went to RFE stage and then evidence received status in October 2017. After that it has been in the same stage for so long. When my employer tried to apply for premium processing (in mid march 2018) they sent the check back he says and they didn’t update the status after that too. Now that the next year filing has started when will they decide about the pending petitions? I’d anybody knows any thing on the timeframe for the latest date for decision to be made on these do let me know. It’s been so long!

      1. Author

        Unfortunately there’s no timeline for USCIS to approve the petition. Is your petition filed via a consulting company?

  72. hello mr.raghu,

    My case has been selected in the H1B lottery, I have been asked for further evidences by my employer, So far I did not hear anything regarding approval?

    Is Oct-2008 is the last month or approval is given after also?

  73. i have still not got approval yet even after submitting RFE as on 07/15/08 …@raghu pl tell does it take even more then 60 days to clear RFE …can i call USCIS and ask my status …why it is taking so long..though i dont see any problem in my case ..i am chartered accountant and working with small cpa firm…one of my collegue has same credential and she got approved then y i ma struck…my husband has also applied and he also got RFE …we both are in lot of stress since my husband is on l1 and his company want to send him back…pl reply…we are running short of time…pl annnbody help …i m daily dying wid this wait,…pl help

  74. Thanks mr.raghu

    u r doing a really good job.Plz continue,i know u might get disappointed by some comments but it is frustration of those who failed so plz take them lightly and continue your help……

    Thank you once again..i will let you know if i get visa..bye

  75. Hi there,

    I got the petition approval letter, but my sur name in the letter has an extra character. Is this a problem? What do i have to do to correct my name in this? I have the receipt number and checked in the gov site to check for details, but it does not give the details regarding the name of the person for whom the petition was filed. Is there any site where i can check my details for the petition approved? I want to verify whether the official spelling is the same as that in the petition approval letter.

  76. hello all,

    i have got my WACxxxxxxx no.but whenever i chek my status,it shows ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE RECEIVED AND CASE PROCESSING RESUMED

    what does it mean? what are the chances?

    please please please somebody help me on this.

    thank you

  77. @tibbu: worst case possibility is when you don’t hear about h1b visa till your OPT expiry date. After OPT is expired, you can continue to stay in U.S for grace period of 60 days, if you haven’t used it before. But, you cannot work in that period. I haven’t read any rule saying, you cannot apply for extension when your H1B is picked in lottery ( I could be wrong) but I haven’t read any articles about that yet.

    If you apply for OPT extension, you can continue to work till you hear about h1b right? I would suggest to post questions in Murthy.com forums or why not conusult with same attorney who submitted your H1b application?

    Here’s link to similar situation
    http://murthyforum.atinfopop.com/4/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=1024039761&f=4234032861&m=4451093461

  78. hello all,

    i have got my WACxxxxxxx no.but whenever i chek my status,it shows ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE RECEIVED AND CASE PROCESSING RESUMED

    what does it mean? what are the chances?

    please please please somebody help me on this.

    thank you

  79. hi MG, u can check ur H1 status in uscis website. all u need to do is type ur receipt number and get ur status.if it says ur H1 is approved, then u dont have to worry. u dont have to depend on ur employer to know whether its approved or not.

    gud luck

  80. hi author, my H1 got picked in lottery. then what is the need to apply for opt extension?? extension is for those whose H1 did not get picked. hope u got my answer. but i did not get what i wanted.

  81. My agent has been saying me that my H1B petition has already approved and they will send documents. But till date, i neither got Receipt number not documents. do you have any idea that what might the case. are my agent making me fool?

  82. hello, iam on opt. my opt ends on oct 4th 08. my company applied for my H1. in uscis site my status is showing as 'case received and pending'. today date is 10th sep 08.iam worried. how long it will take for my H1 to get approved? i have more 20 days for completeion of my opt. please send you views.

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