Current H1B Processing Time 2019 – 3 months to 1 year

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta - Updated on  21 May, 19
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H1B processing time - Updated Daily
H1B processing time - Updated Daily

H1B regular application is taking 2.5 months to 1 year for approvals.

H1B premium processing is getting approval within 1 to 15 days of filing. Applying H1B in premium does not increase your chances of H1B RFE or denial.

Average USCIS RFE response review processing time is 90 days.

How long does H1B transfer take? California Service center is slowest for H1B transfer while Vermont and Nebraska are faster in processing H1B extensions, transfers and Amendments.

The best case H1B approval data is updated daily using the official USCIS processing times and data shared by real H1B applicants in various forums and trackers online.

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NumberReceiptStatus
Pending  Approved  RFE,   Denied  Your case  Verified Status 

CALIFORNIAApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
H1B newWAC19198***** / 22 Feb, 19
2 month 28 days
15 Aug, 18
9 month 9 days
H1B cosWAC19018***** / 25 Oct, 18
6 month 28 days
15 Aug, 18
9 month 9 days
H1B extensionWAC19119***** / 25 Mar, 19
1 month 27 days
15 Aug, 18
9 month 9 days
H1B amendmentWAC19047***** / 08 Dec, 18
5 month 14 days
15 Aug, 18
9 month 9 days
H1B transferWAC19164***** / 05 Apr, 19
1 month 16 days
15 Aug, 18
9 month 9 days
Updated: 19:00 CST Next Update: 22:00 CST


VERMONTApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
H1B newEAC19125***** / 02 Apr, 19
1 month 19 days
30 Apr, 18
1 year
H1B cosEAC18250***** / 29 Sep, 18
7 month 24 days
30 Apr, 18
1 year
H1B extensionEAC19079***** / 25 Jan, 19
3 month 26 days
18 Aug, 18
9 month 6 days
H1B amendmentEAC19089***** / 08 Feb, 19
3 month 12 days
18 Aug, 18
9 month 6 days
H1B transferEAC191045**** / 07 Feb, 19
3 month 13 days
18 Aug, 18
9 month 6 days
Updated: 19:00 CST Next Update: 22:00 CST


NEBRASKAApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
H1B extensionLIN19138***** / 19 Apr, 19
1 month 2 days
10 Jan, 19
4 month 11 days
H1B amendmentLIN19138***** / 19 Apr, 19
1 month 2 days
10 Jan, 19
4 month 11 days
H1B transferLIN19138***** / 19 Apr, 19
1 month 2 days
10 Jan, 19
4 month 11 days
Updated: 19:00 CST Next Update: 22:00 CST



H1B Approval Rate

Third party consulting companies like Capgemini, Cognizant, TCS, Infosys etc. have 20% higher rate of h1B rejection than direct client full time H1B jobs.

Make sure that your employer files the proofs to support your employment as H1b Specialty occupation is the number one reason for H1B RFE and then denial.

Case Outside Normal Processing Time

If your ‘case receipt date’ is before the USCIS service request date mentioned above, you should ask your employer or attorney raise a service request with USCIS to check why your case has been delayed. Only your employer can raise the service request for H1B application.

It is possible that your case is taking longer than other similar cases and may be stuck in administrative processing.

H1B Filed in April – Lottery Result

The new H1B 2020 season applications will start processing in May 2019. You should look at the ‘H1B New‘ application processing time for new Lottery selected applications.

If your petition is selected and you filed in regular, your employer will get receipt notice by April end.

Premium processing cases that are selected in lottery will get email on attorney email address about selection immediately with a receipt number. Premium processing fees will be refunded for un-selected cases.

H1B April 2019 lottery Premium processing cases will get H1B approval by June 4th.

If you did not file in premium processing and receive a receipt notice, your employer can upgrade to premium processing on or after May 20th as long as your petition requested a change of status.

H1B Grace Period – 60 days

If you lose your job, you have 60 days grace to find another H1B sponsor. You can start working immediately based on receipt on or before 60th day.

USCIS H1B 240 Day Rule

You can keep working after 240 days of i94 expiry if your H1B has been filed as Amendment + Extension or as transfer.

If your case is pending for approval 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.

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





Recent discussion on forum

  1. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Lavanya_Kumari
    USCIS Service Request Date is the date provided by USCIS. You can call USCIS and raise a service request if your case is still pending with receipt date earlier than this date.

    Approved Case Receipt Date - This is the most recent case that our service has found to have been approved as reported by users on various forums.


  2. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Lavanya_Kumari
    You can expect your H1B approval by July 2019 first week end.


  3. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @vg100
    It is taking about 4-30 days to get H1B receipt if filed in regular processing.

    Premium processing gets receipt number within 1 day.


  4. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Amankul

    Our page shows the best case approval date (most recent). It does not mean that all prior cases have been approved.

    All cases shown are regular processing and not premium.


  5. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @cpn
    You should raise a USCIS service request to know the status of your case.


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