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: 14:55 CST Next Update: 17:55 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: 14:55 CST Next Update: 17:55 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: 14:55 CST Next Update: 17:55 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 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 H1B extension was filled on Oct 23rd 2018 at Nebraska, Please advise when can i expect the result. Thank you for your help !! You are rocking !!


  2. Hi Anil,

    My I-94 Expired on Feb 28 2019(with Current employer Extension is in Pending state) and another Employer was able to file H1B Transfer with USCIS on Feb 28 2019 (as mentioned on the receipt notice). Can you please let me know if there is a chance of Bridge Petition in this case?

    Thanks,
    Kratik

    • Anil Gupta   18 Mar, 19 at 8:23 am

      Your question about H1B transfer filed on i94 expiry has been added it to our forum as it is out of scope of this page’s content.

      I have answered it on forum. You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.

  3. Ankit Patel   15 Mar, 19 at 11:54 am

    My H1 Extension reciept date is 17th Dec 2018 in Nebraska Service center with Regular processing.

    When Should I Expect the decision for my case.


  4. Have received RFE and we are working on the RFE documents.
    Meanwhile we have upgraded the case to premium. Received another RFE notice in few days. We have not submitted the documents for the first RFE received. Not Sure why USCIS provided another RFE?
    How to address this?

    • Anil Gupta   15 Mar, 19 at 7:41 pm

      Your question about H1B RFE after premium upgrade has been added it to our forum as it is out of scope of this page’s content.

      I have answered it on forum. You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  5. My L1-H1 is approved , but my dependent L2-H4 (I539) not approved yet , also my dependent i-94 getting expire by this month end. In this case , can i apply for H1 Transfer , without waiting for it.

    • Anil Gupta   14 Mar, 19 at 6:15 pm

      Your question about H1B Transfer while H4 COS pending has been added it to our forum as it is out of scope of this page’s content.

      I have answered it on forum. You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  6. Hi Anil,

    My amendment is going on. It was filed on July 9th 2018 at California. Today I received an email saying “We are still reviewing your case and there is no updates at this time”. We last took action on your case on February 28, 2019″. But I don’t see any updates in the website.. Do you know if same happened to someone and what could be the reason?

    • Anil Gupta   14 Mar, 19 at 6:15 pm

      There is no reason or any explanation of this status. There is nothing to worry either.

  7. Naresh Alla   14 Mar, 19 at 11:11 am

    Hi,my H1B transfer is pending from 6th April 2018 in California center,still its showing “CASE WAS RECEIVED” from 6th April 2018.Could u pls let me know when can i expect my transfer.Thanks

    • Anil Gupta   14 Mar, 19 at 6:15 pm

      You can expect your H1B transfer approval by April 2019 3rd week end.


      • Hi Anil, how did you derive that date? My extension was filed March. 23rd, and the case is still pending. Am I supposed to hear back by end of March then?


  8. Hi..

    My H1B extension is initially filed on Jun 2018 in California center and transferred to Nebraska on Dec 2018. When i can expect my status update?

    • Anil Gupta   13 Mar, 19 at 8:27 pm

      You can expect your H1B approval by June 2019 1st week end.


      • Why is it till June 2019? my 240 days ends by May.

        • Anil Gupta   14 Mar, 19 at 8:17 am

          I do not control USCIS processing times. I can only estimate based on the current time that California service center is taking.


  9. Hi Anil,

    My extension was filled in Nebraska location with receipt date 21 Dec 2018. With premium opening up any idea how much time it will take for my case to get processed. Mine was filled in normal processing.


  10. My H1-B transfer field on 22nd Feb 2019 with California center, when can I expect decision on my case ?

    • Anil Gupta   13 Mar, 19 at 8:27 pm

      You can expect decision on your H1B transfer by Jan 2020 end as per current California trends.
      I strongly suggest to upgrade your application to premium processing.

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