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.