H1B Wait Increases after Premium Processing Suspension

H1B regular processing time has increased at California, vermont service centers after Premium processing suspension. Track daily delay after sep 11, 2018 ban.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  30 Jan, 19


We are keeping a track of Current H1B processing times officially published by USCIS daily after the Sep 11, 2018 H1B premium processing suspension.

The number of days taken to process H1B application in regular processing has been increasing consistently at California USCIS services center.
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H1B Extension Processing Time at California – 11+ months

H1B Change of Status Processing

These numbers certainly do not give a good feeling when an H1B worker only has 240 days of work authorization after his i94 expires.

Another big headache is the renewal of the driving license which is tagged to the H1B i797 approval validity. Most US states do not renew the driving license unless one has an approved H1B i797 in hand.

Not sure if USCIS ever thinks of the hardships that an H1B skilled worker may have to go through if petitions are not worked on timely.

H1B Consular Processing Takes Upto 1 year

How we collect USCIS processing time data?

The graphs are based on the data shared publicly by USCIS on their processing time check website.


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