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Current turn around time for Premium processing H1B renewal/extensions ?
Does anyone know what is the current turn around time for premium processing (California service center) for H1B (I797) extensions?
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NEW OCI after age 50 (because of new US passport after old US passport expired)
The worst experience so far with VFS.

Nine days ago, I received a text from VFS saying they got the fedex courier of my application. When I check for the status providing my ARN number and DOB, it gives out a message saying "invalid inputs". I tried calling and realized that they charge money after 5 minutes of the call. So, I thought I will keep all details ready of me and will finish the call within the first five minutes. But, the automated system asks for credit card number even before offering the free five minutes. I was uncomfortable to provide the credit card number to random automated message.

I emailed them now and they respond every 48hours ONLY. In my email, I provided, ARN number, contact phone number, email id (they asked for this in response to my email - even though they have this as I was emailing them). They have been asking me to provide the courier tracking number!! I am shocked about this request. Nine days ago, I got a confirmation that from them that they received it and I shredded the tracking receipt. I visited fedex and they digged the tracking number.
I provided again my ARN number, email-id, phone number, FedEx tracking number.

I am feeling very stressed to deal with companies like VFS that harass people. I wanted to have OCI in my hand as my mother is unwell and I might have to go any minute. With all the things going on, I feel VFS is harassing me asking me for random details like after confirming they received my package nine days ago.

Imagine, this is just the beginning of my journey to get my NEW OCI (after age 50yrs if I get a new US visa, I need to get a new OCI). Wonder, how the remaining process will be.
Posting this under VISA (premium processing as there is no appropriate choice in the list of values and OCI is kind of VISA).
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H1B Applied while Marriage based i485+i765 processing
I am with a F1 student visa graduating in this December (PhD). I will join as a Faculty position at US university from January 2020. My Employer/University already applied cap exempt H1B (Premium Processing) on December 3rd, 2020 (Yesterday). My wife is a green card holder and my i485+i765 were applied 1 month ago.

I am worried about H1B application as my i485 is in processing. Is there any chance that my H1B will get rejected? because another immigration petition(i485+i765) is on processing.
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H1B Premium Processing @ Nebraska Center
My employer has filed my H1B extension at Nebraska center in Premium processing. It has been 18 calendar days until today but we did not even receive the receipt number or the approval notice. Has anyone faced similar issue? What are the options to pursue to get a response from USCIS on this?
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H1-B Nebraska service center - approval noticed not received in 20 days
Hi all
i have my H1-B approved with premium processing at NSC on Sept 10th 2019
the lawyers haven't received the I-797 approval notice in mail yet
it has been 20 calendar days and no mail yet
anyone else experiencing the same issue
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Anyone filed H1b in premium processing
I have filed for my H1B at Vermont service center in Premium Processing on June 18th. Does anyone know if there is a delay of more than 15 days ?
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i-140 receipt number: MSC1891655ZZZ

Hi guys,
I have applied i-140,i-485,i-485j,i-765 and i-131 on Aug/17/2018.
I-140 was regular process (no premium process)
The receipt from USCIS i received was from National Benefits Center, for all my forms. If i'm not wrong the i-140 process in Texas or nebraska and receipt should be start from (LIN or SRC).

After a long wait we've applied Premium process on Jan/02/2019. But after one weeks our attorney got the package back with the USCIS letter state " your case has been transfer and it's not in our jurisdiction"
ofcourse the case is in National benefit center. We send the premium process to Texas office because we live in Texas and Texas service center process the premium process too (as per attorney instruction)

After this letter our attorney sent a package to National benefit center (premium process file). And same thing happen, attorney got the package and check back with the uscis letter stated that we do not process the premium process here in this jurisdiction please send your petition to office where the jurisdiction is.

Now i'm confuse that what do i do.

I have talk to Uscis several times but in there system it's showing error to request to transfer the file from National to Texas so Texas can process the i-140.

Is there anyone can help or give me any advise that what we can do .

Please help
Thanks in advance
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Change of status H4 to H1 premium processing
My H1B visa was filed on 2015 and I have a valid approved petition till 2018.
But I didnt start working with my employer on H1B visa as I went to India and came back to US with H4 visa. I was on H4 visa till Aug 2016 in US because of personal reasons. Now I have got a project in Sept 2016 and my employer has filed change of status from H4 to H1 on premium processing.
How long will it take to get the approval for this COS. Currently with the tracking number from USCIS it shows document received and under processing. The COS was sent on 09/14/2016. When can I expect the status to show as approved from USCIS?
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got the B1/B2 visa but still waiting for my passport!
1 am 26 buisness man got the visa, Well thanks for the site which got lot of information, still looking forward for my passport, my interview conducted on 18 april 2006 since than i am waiting for. if any body guide me about that, i' ll be greatfull.
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Premium processing
I have 2 positive experiences with premium processing.

If you have any urgency or you feel safe with an valid status document instead of waiting for approval and you have $1000/- to spare, then premium processing is the way to go.

If you have sent all the required documents,You can be almost guaranteed of a reply mostly approved petitions within 15 days. In most cases the approval is given with 4-5 days while the physical document takes 15-20 days to be received. The status of the petition can be checked at anytime through the
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