Current H1B Processing Times 2019 – Nebraska, California, Vermont

Anil Gupta  19 Mar, 19      1.8k  USA USCIS Processing Time

H1B Processing Time 2019

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CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
H1B new receipt date08 Feb, 18 28 Jan, 19
1 year 1 month1 month 20 days
08 Feb, 18 - 28 Jan, 19
404 days / 13 month
H1B cos receipt date08 Feb, 18 30 May, 18
1 year 1 month9 month 23 days
08 Feb, 18 - 30 May, 18
404 days / 13 month
H1B extension receipt date08 Feb, 18 18 Jan, 19
1 year 1 month2 month
08 Feb, 18 - 18 Jan, 19
404 days / 13 month
H1B amendment receipt date08 Feb, 18 29 Jun, 18
1 year 1 month8 month 23 days
08 Feb, 18 - 29 Jun, 18
404 days / 13 month
H1B transfer receipt date08 Feb, 18 28 Jan, 19
1 year 1 month1 month 20 days
08 Feb, 18 - 28 Jan, 19
404 days / 13 month
Updated: 14:33 CST Next Update: 17:33 CST


VERMONT SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
H1B new receipt date18 May, 18 18 Dec, 18
10 month 5 days3 month 1 days
18 May, 18 - 18 Dec, 18
305 days / 10 month
H1B cos receipt date18 May, 18 29 Sep, 18
10 month 5 days5 month 21 days
18 May, 18 - 29 Sep, 18
305 days / 10 month
H1B extension receipt date20 Aug, 18 25 Jan, 19
7 month 1 days1 month 23 days
20 Aug, 18 - 25 Jan, 19
211 days / 7 month
H1B amendment receipt date20 Aug, 18 08 Feb, 19
7 month 1 days1 month 9 days
20 Aug, 18 - 08 Feb, 19
211 days / 7 month
H1B transfer receipt date20 Aug, 18 06 Feb, 19
7 month 1 days1 month 11 days
20 Aug, 18 - 06 Feb, 19
211 days / 7 month
Updated: 14:33 CST Next Update: 17:33 CST


NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
H1B extension receipt date07 Oct, 18 11 Dec, 18
5 month 13 days3 month 8 days
07 Oct, 18 - 11 Dec, 18
163 days / 5 month
H1B amendment receipt date07 Oct, 18 30 Dec, 18
5 month 13 days2 month 19 days
07 Oct, 18 - 30 Dec, 18
163 days / 5 month
H1B transfer receipt date07 Oct, 18 03 Dec, 18
5 month 13 days3 month 16 days
07 Oct, 18 - 03 Dec, 18
163 days / 5 month
Updated: 14:33 CST Next Update: 17:33 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 SR – 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 – Admin 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 – Kid 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 – 240 day limit?

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.

H1B stamping Dropbox Eligibility

Check if you are eligible for DropBox facility in India.

Consular Proc = Visa (Stamp or visa foil) to be issued outside USA in a US Embassy.

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  1. Hi,

    My H1 Non cap was filed on 31-Oct-18 in California center and Upgraded to Premium on 06-Mar-18. After premium upgrade case status shows as “Request For Premium Processing Services Was Received”. Does this mean they are still working on my case and not yet arrived to any decision yet. 15 days for PP will be done by tomorrow. Do you think that site is not updated with the current status? Please advise.

  2. vaibhav vudayagiri   18 Mar, 19 at 6:05 pm

    Hi amit, My h1b extension+ amendment approved today. My i94 expired on nov 11th. Do I need to leave country for stamping (or) can I stay and go later?

    FYI and records, ( general processing)
    receipt date: sep 14th, 2018 (California center)
    dec 18th, 2018 : transferred to nebraska.
    Approved today.

    • Anil Gupta   18 Mar, 19 at 8:26 pm

      You must have got the new i94 with the extention approval.
      If yes, the there is no need to go out of US for visa stamping.

  3. Pavan Tejvath   18 Mar, 19 at 2:10 pm

    My H1B regular extension was filed on July 20th with Nebraska service center. Since then, there was no update. On January 09th, an USCIS officer has visited my office for an employment verification. They had took pictures of my ID badge, workstation along with laptop and we had an interactive session related to my job activities. Everything went well, but after that, there is no update on my H1 extension. My employer had raised a service request on Feb 22nd and got a response on March 06th. The response states that, only employers can file a service request and USCIS will not provide any updates to service request filed by any random person. I am not sure where the error was, but my employer had only filed the service request.

    • Anil Gupta   18 Mar, 19 at 3:16 pm

      Your employer/attorney can call again and raise a service request. No need to worry.

      USCIS verifies the identity before raising the service request.

      • Pavan Tejvath   18 Mar, 19 at 3:35 pm

        My employer had raised a Service Request again on March 14th. Awaiting response from USCIS.

        Generally, how many days will it take to get an update from USCIS after employment verification? Any idea, please suggest

        • Anil Gupta   18 Mar, 19 at 4:30 pm

          USCIS can take upto 30 days to respond on your service request.

          • Pavan Tejvath   18 Mar, 19 at 4:31 pm

            My employment verification was done on Jan 09, 2019. Still there is no update after verification, I was checking on that. Do they have any SLA after employment verification.


    • Hi pavan, i have the same scenario. had a field visit on Jan 09th. i havent got any updated till now. Please update me if you got anything.

  4. Praveen Reddy   18 Mar, 19 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Amit, My H1 extension was applied on Nov 5th 2018 and my i94 expired on 31 Dec 2018. My H1 extension is currently pending with nebraska center. Meanwhile i got a new job offer full time direct with client from another employer. Now should i convert my existing h1 extension to premium get it approved and then do the h1 transfer with new employer or can i just go ahead and apply for h1 transfer while extension is pending. Which is better for me

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