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menezeswayne
12-11-2010, 03:30 PM
My H1-B extension was filed on June 3 2010 requesting for additional 3 years (after the 1st 6 yrs). My labor and I-140 were also approved. The case has been pending since then. It has been more than 5 months now. I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing similar delays? My I-797 has expired in September and I'm still working on the basis of the pending application.

Thanks in advance.

vipul_pandey
12-11-2010, 03:37 PM
iv heard that it's taking long for extensions. some people I know of are waiting for over 3-4 months - although for you it seem to have taken even longer. If i were you - I would get it upgraded to premium. My extension got filed under premium and I got my approval notice in 15 days (as usual).

menezeswayne
12-11-2010, 04:05 PM
Is upgrading to premium actually an upgrade of the existing case or is it just a new application filed under premium?

SGP
12-11-2010, 05:03 PM
My H1-B extension was filed on June 3 2010 requesting for additional 3 years (after the 1st 6 yrs). My labor and I-140 were also approved. The case has been pending since then. It has been more than 5 months now. I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing similar delays? My I-797 has expired in September and I'm still working on the basis of the pending application.

Thanks in advance.

Which center did you apply to? I had applied to VSC for my H1 renewal under regular processing (9-12th year) RD Aug 5, 2010. The case is yet under initial review.
Secondly, I have also applied for H1 transfer with CSC RD Oct 27, 2010 again under regular processing. The case is under initial review.
I have heard H1 extensions & transfers are taking anywhere between 4 to 6 months.

SGP
12-11-2010, 05:09 PM
Is upgrading to premium actually an upgrade of the existing case or is it just a new application filed under premium?

Upgrading to Premium is actually an upgrade of existing case. It is NOT a new application. You have to pay the premium processing fees though. It feels like being back home, asking to push the file up. You know what I am trying to say.

dhenuva123
01-10-2011, 07:48 PM
menezeswayne,

Did you get your extension? Please let me know, after how many days u got u'r extention.....am also in same situation .My H1-B extension was filed on sept 1st,requesting for additional 3 years (after the 1st 6 yrs) to VSC on regular basis. My labor and I-140 were also approved. The case has been pending since then.

Thanks much.

BlueSoft
01-16-2011, 07:19 AM
Hello,

Do not upgrade your file for Premium Processing. Any time you do that, chances for an RFE from USCIS goo higher. You will get a decision from USCIS within two weeks for sure. You can also call USCIS as right now they are processing cases which they have received in late July and mid August.

dhenuva123
02-22-2011, 04:47 PM
am still in the same situation....my case is still in " initial stage":confused: ......so friends, my sincere advice is go for premium.....don't go for normal processing .......p

kokil
05-17-2011, 10:26 AM
I have my H1 B extension approved for 1 year after 6 years time frame, based on approved I140. Now there is another start up company is giving me full time job. So they will ask for at least 3 years of extension. What are the chances that I will get 3 years extension based on existing I140?


-Jignesh

myGC_0507
05-17-2011, 11:14 AM
My friend filed her H1B transfer at Vermont office in April and got her approval in May (one month).

kokil
05-17-2011, 05:57 PM
But does she got 3 years while transferring H1? Is she transfer through a startup company?

-jignesh

skpanda
05-17-2011, 08:10 PM
Upgrade of the existing case.

Good Luck!

Is upgrading to premium actually an upgrade of the existing case or is it just a new application filed under premium?

myGC_0507
05-17-2011, 09:30 PM
3 years visa. It is not a startup company but not very big company. She is not into software.
But does she got 3 years while transferring H1? Is she transfer through a startup company?

-jignesh

kishorep914
05-17-2011, 09:55 PM
I have been getting only 1 year extension after my first 3 years of H1. My I-140 has been approved in My 2nd year of my H1 visa. So it entirely depends on the USCIS discretion.

kup0009
06-09-2011, 11:40 AM
I' m planning to file for my H1 Extension (6 yrs completed). I'm working as a contractor at client place. Please advice what documentation is required.

How long will I get the extension for ? 3 yrs or ?

Thanks,
Kotha

Neoknight
06-09-2011, 11:47 AM
I am in a similar case scenario..My I94 expired on Nov 2010 but the attorneys filed the H1B extension on July 2010 and i got my I797 approval notice but the notice start date is from Jan14 2011, so i am curious to know

1)If i have stayed out of status
2) Will i have any issues when i go for my stamping.

vkcs
06-09-2011, 11:50 AM
I hope we can extend the DL while the H1 extension is pending

sac-r-ten
06-09-2011, 01:50 PM
I hope we can extend the DL while the H1 extension is pending

Depends on which state you are in. Most state DMVs don't accept H1 extension notices for extension of DL.
You should go for premium, even if it means you have to pay from your pocket. You are sure to get answer (hopefully approval) in 15days. Its just $1250 more and you can always ask the employers to deduct it in parts/partially from your paystub for next 3-4 months.

good luck