Current H4 Processing Time 2019 – California, Vermont

Anil Gupta  21 Feb, 19      8  USA USCIS Processing Time

H4 change of Status Processing Time 2019

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CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
Change of Status to H4/L2 receipt date09 Oct, 18 19 Jan, 19
4 month 15 days1 month 3 days
09 Oct, 18 - 19 Jan, 19
135 days / 4 month
H4/L2 Extension receipt date09 Oct, 18 18 Jan, 19
4 month 15 days1 month 4 days
09 Oct, 18 - 18 Jan, 19
135 days / 4 month
Updated: 10:25 CST Next Update: 13:25 CST


VERMONT SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
Change of Status to H4/L2 receipt date21 Nov, 17 22 Mar, 18
1 year 3 month11 month 6 days
21 Nov, 17 - 22 Mar, 18
457 days / 15 month
H4/L2 Extension receipt date21 Nov, 17 21 Mar, 18
1 year 3 month11 month 7 days
21 Nov, 17 - 21 Mar, 18
457 days / 15 month
Updated: 10:25 CST Next Update: 13:25 CST


NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
Change of Status to H4/L2 receipt date10 Sep, 18 18 Nov, 18
5 month 14 days3 month 5 days
10 Sep, 18 - 18 Nov, 18
164 days / 5 month
H4/L2 Extension receipt date10 Sep, 18 19 Nov, 18
5 month 14 days3 month 4 days
10 Sep, 18 - 19 Nov, 18
164 days / 5 month
Updated: 10:25 CST Next Update: 13:25 CST



Related: Current H1B processing times 2018 – Nebraska, California, Vermont

The H4 extension and change of status processing time mentioned above are same for L dependent visas too. H4 is a dependent visa for H1B workers in USA. H4 EAD processing time is available here.

H4 Processing Time 2018 – Updated daily

The H4 processing time data, updated daily, is collected using official USCIS data and H4 extension / Change of status processing time shared on various user driven online trackers and forums.

Is H4 Stamping outside USA faster than H1B extension within USA?

Yes, at this time, the H4 stamping outside USA in US embassy using H1B approved i797 is much faster way to get H4. If you are planning to move to H4 using Change of status application, it is better to go out of USA and get it stamped in passport.

H4 visa stamping convert from H-1B eligible for Dropbox in US embassy?

Yes, you may be eligible. Check your Dropbox eligibility for India.

Travel outside USA when H4 extension is pending?

Normally, you should NOT travel while your H4 extension is pending. But, the GOOD thing with dependent visa is that if you travel, you can directly go to US embassy for interview and get H4 stamped. In that case, you would NOT need the H4 extension application that you have filed (and is pending) in US.

H4 processing time - Updated Daily
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  1. I applied for H1B to H4 COS in 2018 July at Vermont Centre. Status is still showed as case received. Was wondering if it is going to take an year. Can you shed some light on the wait times for COS at VC

    • Anil Gupta   9 Feb, 19 at 10:05 am

      H4 change of status is taking forever these days. Today’s processing time is about 13 months on average.
      The above mentioned processing times are updated every 3 hours after scanning USCIS official data and from other user driven forums.

      So, it is taking over an year to get status result.
      The faster way is to go out of US and get H4 stamping at US embassy.


  2. I applied for my H4 COS and H4-EAD together at California Center on 27th Sep. My current EAD is expiring on 27th January, 2019. What are my chances to receive my EAD before that? What are my options to expedite it?


  3. How did you know your case got approved when online case status doesn’t reflect that?


  4. Thanks for sharing the case status and details.
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