Current H1B Processing Times 2019 – Nebraska, California, Vermont

Anil Gupta  16 Jan, 19      300  USA

H1B Processing Time 2019

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CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
H1B new receipt date25 Feb, 18 27 Sep, 18
10 month 25 days3 month 21 days
25 Feb, 18 - 27 Sep, 18
325 days / 10 month
H1B cos receipt date25 Feb, 18 27 Jun, 18
10 month 25 days6 month 23 days
25 Feb, 18 - 27 Jun, 18
325 days / 10 month
H1B extension receipt date25 Feb, 18 27 Jun, 18
10 month 25 days6 month 23 days
25 Feb, 18 - 27 Jun, 18
325 days / 10 month
H1B amendment receipt date25 Feb, 18 27 Jun, 18
10 month 25 days6 month 23 days
25 Feb, 18 - 27 Jun, 18
325 days / 10 month
H1B transfer receipt date25 Feb, 18 01 Oct, 18
10 month 25 days3 month 17 days
25 Feb, 18 - 01 Oct, 18
325 days / 10 month
Updated: 22:55 CST Next Update: 1:55 CST


VERMONT SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
H1B new receipt date28 May, 18 18 Dec, 18
7 month 23 days29 days
28 May, 18 - 18 Dec, 18
233 days / 7 month
H1B cos receipt date28 May, 18 27 Aug, 18
7 month 23 days4 month 22 days
28 May, 18 - 27 Aug, 18
233 days / 7 month
H1B extension receipt date25 Jun, 18 15 Jan, 19
6 month 25 days1 days
25 Jun, 18 - 15 Jan, 19
205 days / 6 month
H1B amendment receipt date25 Jun, 18 17 Dec, 18
6 month 25 days30 days
25 Jun, 18 - 17 Dec, 18
205 days / 6 month
H1B transfer receipt date25 Jun, 18 16 Jan, 19
6 month 25 days0 days
25 Jun, 18 - 16 Jan, 19
205 days / 6 month
Updated: 22:55 CST Next Update: 1:55 CST


NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
H1B extension receipt date07 Aug, 18 31 Oct, 18
5 month 12 days2 month 17 days
07 Aug, 18 - 31 Oct, 18
162 days / 5 month
H1B amendment receipt date07 Aug, 18 26 Oct, 18
5 month 12 days2 month 22 days
07 Aug, 18 - 26 Oct, 18
162 days / 5 month
H1B transfer receipt date07 Aug, 18 29 Oct, 18
5 month 12 days2 month 19 days
07 Aug, 18 - 29 Oct, 18
162 days / 5 month
Updated: 22:55 CST Next Update: 1:55 CST



H1B premium processing is suspended until Feb 19, 2019 for H1B extension, transfer and amendments at California and Nebraska service centers resulting in increased delays.

Related: H4 Processing Time – California, Vermont

H1B Processing time – Regular Application

H1B Extension, Amendment, Transfer and consular processing times are updated daily for using the official USCIS processing times and data shared by real H1B applicants in various forums and trackers online. H1B amendment is same as H1B extension for processing timeline calculation.

H1B Premium Processing time

Premium processing is available for H1B Extension / Amendment / Transfer cases and its processing time is 15 calendar days.

Raise USCIS Case Service Request – Outside Normal Processing Time

If your ‘case received date’ is before the date (worst case) mentioned above, you should raise a service request with USCIS to check why your case has been delayed. This could mean your case is taking longer than other similar cases and may be stuck in administrative processing.

H1B Grace Period – 60 days

If your are laid off by H1B employer, you have 60 days grace to find another H1B sponsor. Does not matter how much processing time an H1B transfer takes place, you can start working immediately based on receipt on or before 60th day.

H1B Visa Approved Status – Administrative Processing Time – US Embassy

Do not worry. It takes 7-10 calendar days to process Admin processing cases after visa is approved by visa officer.

Get green card fast on H1B if my kid is born US citizen?

Yes, kid can sponsor his parent working on H1B visa in USA for a Green card, but only if he is 21 or older under family immigration with proof of financial support.

H1B processing time - Updated Daily
H1B processing time – Updated Daily

USCIS Case pending, H1B 240 day limit approaching after i94 expiry?

If you case is pending for result with USCIS and your 240 days after i94 expiry are fast approaching, we strongly recommend to upgrade your application to ‘Premium Processing’ at 200 day mark. This will help you get a result before your 240 day limit and avoid stopping work.

H1B Amendment + Extension and transfer pending applications can keep working after 240 days.

Glossary
  • CSC = California Service Center
  • VSC = Vermont Service Center
  • NSC = Nebraska Service Center
  • COS = Change Of Status in the U.S.
  • Extension = Extension of stay in the U.S.
  • Consular Proc = Visa (Stamp or visa foil) to be issued outside USA in a US Embassy. Check if you are eligible for DropBox facility in India.
  • N.A. = Not Applicable