Current H4, L2 Extension, F1 COS Processing Time 2019

 23 Jul, 19
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H4 change of status is taking 2 to 12 months. California Service Center is processing H4 and L2 Change of status faster than Vermont.

Vermont has slowest processing time of 8 months. USCIS Nebraska Center is approving at same speed as California.

 

CALIFORNIAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Change of Status to H4/L2Receipt: 21 Jun, 19
Approved in 1 month 2 days
10 Mar, 19
Slowest case approval in 4 month 15 days
H4/L2 ExtensionReceipt: 21 Jun, 19
Approved in 1 month 2 days
10 Mar, 19
Slowest case approval in 4 month 15 days


VERMONTFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Change of Status to H4/L2Receipt: 04 Mar, 19
Approved in 4 month 21 days
01 Dec, 18
Slowest case approval in 7 month 24 days
H4/L2 ExtensionReceipt: 02 Mar, 19
Approved in 4 month 23 days
01 Dec, 18
Slowest case approval in 7 month 24 days


NEBRASKAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Change of Status to H4/L2Receipt: 30 Apr, 19
Approved in 2 month 24 days
11 Feb, 19
Slowest case approval in 5 month 12 days
H4/L2 ExtensionReceipt: 30 Apr, 19
Approved in 2 month 24 days
11 Feb, 19
Slowest case approval in 5 month 12 days



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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 Visa Stamping faster than H4 COS?

The H4 stamping outside USA in US embassy using H1B approved i797 is fastest way to get H4.

If you are planning to start work using H4 EAD approval, it is better to go out of USA and get H4 stamped in passport instead of filing H4 Change of status application.

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H1B to H4 Visa Dropbox

H4 Visa and H1B are in same class of visa H and hence are eligible for dropbox. Check your Dropbox eligibility for India.

 

Travel while H4 Pending

Your H4 COS application will be rejected if you travel while approval is pending.

You should NOT travel while your H4 extension is pending. If you leave US, your H4 extension may not be approved with new i94.

You can get H4 visa stamp to re-enter USA though. In that case, you would not need the H4 extension application that you have filed (and is pending) in US.


USA USCIS Processing Time
 



Recent discussion on forum

  1. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @priya_movva

    The latest reported date is May 15 for H4 approval after biometrics. USCIS is approving H4 after biometric appointment in about 20+ days if filed H4 with premium H1B.


    The one shown on the tracking page may be an L2 extension approval date.


  2. Sri
    Sri

    Thanks Anil, it’s not that what you shared is not valid- just reassuring ourselves that H4s and EADs will be processed faster.

    My story is along the same lines as many but with little twists here and there.
    I’ve applied H1, H4 and EAD on 3/26. H4 was rejected on 4/5 because of an error I made in the form. As if H4 rejection is not enough I’ve received an RFE along with H4 rejection.

    Responded to RFE along with updated I-539 which was received by USCIS on 4/22. Second RFE was issued on 4/30 for the reason the RFE response was not reached to record of proceeding - sent the response again on 5/7.

    I’ve received the biometrics notification on 5/7 for 5/13 appointment. Although H1B was approved on 5/14 - H4 and EAD wait time is killing.


  3. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @priya_movva
    The most recent date of approval reported directly to me is May 15 after biometrics. It is possible that the users who have reported it has added the wrong approval date.


  4. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @sandeepyadavalli123

    The receipt numbers are given in the ‘Add or compare My case’ section on the same H4 tracking page.


  5. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Ag02

    The case approval date means that it is the most recent case approved. It does not mean that all cases on that date and prior to it have been approved.

    Also, the date is common for all other type of applications too. It may or may not be H4.


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