After H1B Lottery Process Steps and Flow chart details by USCIS Statuses

Steps after H1B Lottery – Processing, Approval – Flow Chart

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If you are new to H1B process, one of the many questions you might have is, what are the typical steps after the H1B Lottery happens. In this article we will cover typical flow and steps after H1B Lottery selection all the way through visa approval and put it in a flow chart so that it is easy to comprehend.

Background – H1B Case Statuses : As a quick background below are the various H1B Visa Case Statuses that your petition can go through, after it is selected in Lottery

  • Case Was Received and A Receipt Notice Was Emailed
  • Case Was Received
  • Request for Additional Evidence Notice was mailed
  • Response to USCIS’ Request for Evidence Was Received
  • Case Was Approved And My Decision Was Emailed
  • Case Was Approved
  • Decision Notice Mailed
  • Error : The application Receipt Number is invalid
  • Name was updated.
  • Fees will be Refunded

To know the details of each of the above case statuses, read the article Various  H1B Visa Application Case Statuses – Meaning

Various Steps after H1B Lottery until Approval – Flow chart

“A picture is worth thousand words”, below is that picture on H1B visa status flow ! As you can see in the below H1B case status flow chart with USCIS, the best case scenario after being selected in lottery is to go to approval without any questions or additional information required.  From USCIS Case status standpoint, it would be like below based on premium processing or regular processing.

Ideal flow for H1B Approval Scenario:

  • Premium processing :
    • Case Was Received and A Receipt Notice Was Emailed –> Case Was Approved And My Decision Was Emailed
  • Regular Processing
    • Case Was Received –> Case Was Approved

The key information that you need to be aware of is that regular processing H1B petitions do not have any SLA or time limit and their processing can take few weeks to few months. I have seen cases being approved after 6 to 8 months at times, so do not panic, just stay calm and work with your employer. If you need a result early, you can always upgrade regular processing to premium processing to get the decision in 15 calendar days.

Steps after H1B Lottery Approval Flow Chart

Flow after H1B Lottery with Request for Additional Evidence ( RFE)

Not all cases go to direct approval like above. USCIS will ask employers to submit various documents depending on the complexity of the case. Typically reasons for RFE could be for the below reasons:

  • Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE)
  • Specialty Occupation
  • Needs of the Petitioner for the Services of the Beneficiary
  • Beneficiary Qualifications
  • Employer-Employee Relationship
  • Maintenance of Status

Check out the article Some of the common H1B RFE Reasons for details on above listed RFE reasons and why you may get them.  As you can see in the flowchart above, typical flow by USCIS case status for approval is like :

  • Premium processing : Case Was Received and A Receipt Notice Was Emailed –> Request for Additional Evidence Notice was mailed  –> Response to USCIS’ Request for Evidence Was Received –> Case Was Approved And My Decision Was Emailed
  • Regular Processing : Case Was Received –> Request for Additional Evidence Notice was mailed –> Response to USCIS’ Request for Evidence Was Received –> Decision Notice Mailed

As far as RFE processing goes, it can takes anywhere from few weeks to several months depending on the response time of your employer and USCIS processing times. It is best to work with employer and submit the documents required on time for timely decision and status.

H1B Denied Status – Decision Notice Mailed

Not all H1B petitions filed are approved, some may be denied due to various reasons. In that case, instead of approval you would get denial letter and the final status would be “Decision Notice Mailed”. Also, some of you may see “Name was updated” at times during the flow, it may be clerical updates on your case or some activity happening on your case, nothing to panic.

To put things in perspective, the above case status flow was much more complex in the past with the old system and there were much more statuses. You may read Old H1B case Status flow to get an understanding.

Check out the next article : After H1B Visa Approval – Steps until Stamping 

How was your H1B case status flow? Did you notice any other changes?  Share your experiences and thoughts.

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Comments ( 445 )

  1. LucyoQ

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  2. Veena Satheesan Vasantha

    Hi,
    I have applied for H1b transfer for 2016 and the status is ” Case was received”.
    My current H4 visa is till feb 2017 , so now I am forced to give for extension since it will affect my husbands visa extension too.
    So is it advisable to give for my h4 visa extension too or I should not ?

    Please I need an assistance.

  3. Ramu1987

    Hi,
    I got this below message as my case status today . I didn’t get RFE, after i applied my amendment i directly got this messsage on USCIS case status page.

    “On October XX, 2016, we began reviewing your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number WAC1614250xxx. We mailed you a notice informing you of the action we intend to take on your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice and submit any requested materials. If you do not receive your notice by October XX, 2016, please call Customer Service.”

    Can you please suggest what it intend for?

    1. AK

      Hi Ramu,

      What happenned to your status. Same thing was updated on my case today. Pleaseee let me know what documents they asked and your current case status. I am quite tensed as many people have blogged saying this is almost a denial.

  4. Chhavi

    My status is still showing as “Case Was Received” on April 11 at the Vermont office. Its been such a long wait. Would be worthwhile to move to PP or wait it out.

    Is it a norm for the approval to come as late as mid Oct ?

    1. Resh2k

      I am in the same boat chhavi. My status shows “name was updated” since may.
      One of my friend got the approval in december. So still hopeful.
      I am not sure about pp. need to ask my consultant.

        1. Kumar

          Hi All,
          My H1B is still showing as “Case Was Received” on April 11 at the Vermont office. Any one is in same status Please do let me know how much time will it take for normal regular H1B. Thanks

          1. Surajit

            Hi,

            Even my Case is Received status, can anyone please update us how time line (approx.)…?

            Thanks,

            Surajit

  5. Sarch

    Hi,

    I am currently on L1 visa and my family on L2. I got approved H1b for this year with COS applicable from 1st of Oct.

    But I and my company missed to process COS for my family from L2 to H4.

    We today sent the paper work through attorney for the COS from L2 to H4.

    My question is how much time will it take in this transfer.

    Till that time will my family will go out of status, or what other implications would be there.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Sarch,

      The COS processing time is typically 3-4 months (or longer). You can follow the timeline on USCIS site for form I-539 for your service center.

      As long as USCIS receives the petition before Oct 1, they should be fine.

  6. Raf

    Hi Kumar,
    Thank you for the initiative.

    I have a question. Once my H1B was approved, what kind of document can I have as a proof of my H1B new status for renewing my driver’s license? I am asking because my license just expired.

    1. Yaj

      My case was stucked under “Request for Additional Evidence was Mailed”. Some of my colleagues already have their statuses changed to “Response to Request was Received”. Then some was “Case was Approved”. I am really worried by this time since no action has taken place since last August.

  7. Priya

    Hi Friends,

    Still my case in Received status, anyone in same. and in my company this year most of the H1B lottery selected employees got RFE (ie., 8/10).

    Please give me some suggestion. that will relax me.

    1. Yaj

      My case was stucked under “Request for Additional Evidence was Mailed”. Some of my colleagues already have their statuses changed to “Response to Request was Received”. Then some was “Case was Approved”. I am really worried by this time since no action has taken place since last August.

  8. Venkata

    Hi ,
    My H1 application is not picked in Random selection, they have sent the receipt no , but in online it showing the Receipt no is invalid.

  9. sameer

    Hi Saurabh,

    My company has filed L1B to H1B COS.
    Currently i m on I94 valid till feb17
    The status says Case received.
    Is the COS process automatic or does the company/attorney/me need to do
    some paper work to actually change the status to H1 once approved by USCIS.?
    My wife is working on L2 EAD hence i need to know when she needs to stop working.I have seen cases approved as late as Dec every year.
    Appreciate your help.

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Sameer,

      If USCIS deems you eligible for COS, they would approve it along w/ H-1 petition. No additional paperwork is required. I assume you included your wife as well for L-2 to H-4 COS.

  10. Sahil

    Hi,

    My petition of H-1B picked up in the lottery this year and since May month the status is showing as “Case was Recieved”.

    Still my case has not updated.Can you please tell me how much more time it will take to change the status and why it is taking time.

    And is there any other way to get detail/processing time for my case status

  11. kiran

    Hi
    My petition of H-1b picked up in the lottery this year and since May month the status is showing as “Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction”.I have come to know that petition is valid from october 2016 to travel if stamping is done.
    Can let me know why they have not taken any action till now…in my office most of the colleagues status is same without change.This year, is there any possible delays in approval.

    Thank you,
    H-1B aspirant

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Kiran,

      The delay this year is not different from other years. Every year there are petitions left in pending status even after Oct. So not an alarming delay yet.

      1. kiran

        Hi Saurabh,

        How many approximately (only peculiar or maximum)application can go beyond October without approval not subject to single case but wholesome.

        Thanks,

          1. kiran

            Saurabh,
            Since we are already in september and still no status change as case received or transferred to new jurisdiction due workload balance.Is this right time convert to premium process or waiting is good.

            Thank you

          2. administrator
            Saurabh

            Kiran,

            Even if you upgrade to PP, you may not get any visa interview dates until Dec-Jan. So you have to decide whether you want to get decision now and then wait for interview date availability, or get more clarity on your visa process and upgrade it now.

            Also, depends upon your travel plans to US.

  12. Akshay

    Dear Saurabh,

    I got picked in Lottery and after that converted to PP. Now received RFE and for that I need to provide Client Letter.
    I am working in a service provider, initially they filled the petition for Client A and now Client B.

    So my question is that can we change the client before petition approval ?? As I came to know that we can change the employer only after the Approval.

    Waiting for your reply.

  13. ram

    Mine is applied for H1B Transfer , I am getting case was approved rather case was approved and my decision was emailed .

    Can someone help on this.

    1. [email protected]

      Hi Saurabh , highly appreciated your reply I was check my status thought online and this is was the status
      “On April 11, 2016, we received your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number XXX, and sent you the receipt notice that describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your receipt notice by May 11, 2016, please call Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.”
      Could you please advise what will be the next and how long the overall process will take,
      I heard about RFE, can I know what is about and who need to reply on that RFE questions ?

      thank you
      like to know more

      1. vijaychutiya

        Hi [email protected] ,

        The first step I would suggest to take some English Language courses, as it would be the only language you will speak in US, instead of some ANNA language.

        Then join some primary school where you would be able to understand what human being interprets.

        Its good you know about RFE, but you dont need to bother about it unless you gets it. Just like cancer/AIDS. etc…

        I wonder how ill you survive when you cannot even understand plain English statement or even write it.

      2. administrator
        Saurabh

        [email protected],

        If you read the main article above, you will get answers to most of your questions. As your petition was filed in RP, it will take few months to process.

        1. Raj Kumar

          Hi,
          The status of my receipt number is:-

          On May 18, 2016, we transferred your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number —–, to another office for processing and sent you a transfer notice. The notice explains why we transferred your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your notice by June 17, 2016

          Please let me know what does it mean.
          Thank you

          1. administrator
            Saurabh

            Raj Kumar,

            It was moved from VT center to CA center. USCIS made an announcement for this earlier, and this is being done to equalize the work load. You are not alone.

  14. anonymous

    Hi ,

    I on my 19th May when I queried my case status it said “Case Was Approved” and that USCIS will mail my approval notice. Subsequently my attorney got the approval email from uscis which clearly stated “The form I-797 Approval Notice will follow in the mail.” Now when I check my case status it says “Name Was Updated” on May27. Further it says “On May 27, 2016, we updated your name for your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number WACxxxxxxx”. What could be the possible reasons for this status change considering my case was approved, anybody else has got similar experience, is there a cause for concern?

    Regards
    anonymous

  15. Ramp

    Hi Saurabh/Admin,
    Mine is a peculiar case, I have received my receipt. But i would want my visa to get approved late, if not attend the interview late by around November. Because i am travelling to mexico between July to November and may bot be available in India for h1b Stamping and interview before November.

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Ramp,

      You can’t delay the approval date for your petition. Even if the petition is approved, doesn’t mean that you need to get the visa stamped immediately. You can appear for visa stamping anytime during petition validity date.

  16. abd

    H1b filed under cap exemption and received receipt on Mar29. may i know how many days will take to complete the process.

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      ABD,

      Cap-exempt petition is taking several months. You can check the processing time on USCIS site for your service center for form I-129.

  17. Got_Picked

    After being picked in the lottery, is it possible to switch to PP for quicker processing? Also, can a PP processed applicant allowed to travel and work in US before 1st October?

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Got_Picked,

      Once selected, it can be upgraded to PP. Even under PP, timelines for stamping and travel remain the same as RP. Its just that you receive the decision quicker than RP.

  18. sandeep raja

    Hi,

    I got to know today my H1B got picked. now my question is how much time it will take to process and get approved.

    sandeep

  19. David

    Hello,
    My employer filed my petition through PP and it’s got picked up in H1B lottery this year. Now, on USCIS website, the status is RFE.
    My question is once USCIS receives what they want in RFE, how much time will they take to give the final decision for PP candidates? Will USCIS process early after they receive the response to RFE for PP candidates.

  20. Suresh

    Hi Kumar, I have a simple question. My employer said that they had filed my petition as premium processing for me but when I see the status, It shows “Case Was Received”. Does it mean that my case was filed with regular instead of premium?

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Suresh,

      If the status message uses the word “email” then it has been applied w/ PP. In addition, you should hear about approval or RFE by May 27, if it has been applied in PP.

  21. Raj

    I got picked this year and waiting for approval.
    My question is, what’s the process to take my family along with me.
    My employer says that i need to taken them along with me for stamping with just ds160.
    Is there anything specific i need to do for H4..
    Thanks,
    -Raj.

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Raj,

      Your employer is correct. Whenever you are ready to go for stamping, your dependents can accompany you after paying visa fees and completing DS-160 forms. No additional action is required.

  22. Confused

    Hi,
    Today I came to know that my petition was selected in lottery, but unfortunately I was laid off by my employer. However they have said they won’t withdraw the petition till Nov 1st.
    What are the chances my h1b is approved ? Is it still possible USCIS will approve or would they reject based on fact that i am no longer with the company that filed my h1b … (I am optimistic in landing a new job by May end.)
    Appreciate any replies.

  23. killing me

    I have had my petition picked up. What are the ways in which it could be rejected?
    Single application. All experience and degrees genuine.
    Just curious to know.

  24. Alpeshkumar

    Hello H1b’s,
    I have a question on Travel Plan for india. By luck, my file is picked up in current lottery. My case is in regular process and my OPT is expires on Novemeber 1, 2016. Should i travel to India in Decemeber, if my don’t get response by that time (before Decemeber)? Or i should apply for Premium right now?

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Alpeshkumar,

      You can wait to see if your petition gets processed by Nov. By Sep, you can upgrade to PP to get result by Nov. You would have to get H-1 visa stamped when you go to India, so make sure it gets approved by that time.

  25. Good Samartan

    Got mailer from my employer that my petition got picked in lottery.

    2 attempts, 1st petition expired, tried to process CAP exempt last time, got denied stating I was not Cap Exempt as I exceeded 6 years of allowed time limit plus some weird reason that my case does not qualify as specialty occupation which is weird. Anyways, 2nd attempt picked again, so I guess I am lucky after-all. Now the wait begins. Good luck folks!

  26. pandu

    My son has applied for H1 visa premium processing through his employment agency on April 1st 2016,so far he has not received any response…is there any cut of date for visa pickup in lottery for premium processing candidates…

  27. H1B selected

    Saurab / Kumar

    My H1B lottery selected,

    If gets approved,
    should I still register for classes sep ’16, and register a course for CPT to cover till oct 1st or not necessary.

    And how soon can I apply for Green card with employer.

    sorry guys if you feel this is unrelated, I just want to know and maybe it will be good for guys to know what next steps are so people who are waiting are not pissed off.

    Kumar/ saurab

    may be you guys can start a forum for people who are selected to answer their next steps questions

      1. Being positive

        Thank you John,

        another 7500$ for fall 2016 semester to start saving.

        well this is much better than waiting for h1b and stressful living with no alternate plans.

        Dont know how or when US have really F**ed up indian brains making us need to stay in this place for a better future.

        well I wish you all good luck fellas. keep doing what you gotta do. You only live once might as well fight and be satisfied.

  28. Walter

    Saurabh,
    It’s really great you are helping like anything to all.
    Can you please let me know when can we expect the status of lottery for H1B employee status ? Was it started or need to wait till June ??? Please give me some brief and let my mind calm

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Walter,

      It has started and people are getting notified slowly. First the selected PP candidates are notified, followed by selected non-PP candidates. Rest will know about the rejection letters June-July onwards.

      1. rajesh

        What do you mean by PP and Non-PP candidate, can you please explain? As you have mentioned that notifications are already started, so up to what extend we can wait?

  29. RAM

    Still 3 more days to go. But no news on the status. Mine is still showing ” transferred to ………..” . Shall i be optimistic on the approval???. Any chances of my petition getting approved?. Kumar can you please tell me your opinion on this.

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Ram,
      Did your employer/attorney raise SR to follow-up w/ USCIS? Did they evaluate the option to upgrade to PP?

      1. RAM

        Saurabh,
        Thanks for the reply. I have requested him to consider sending him a service request regarding this. Dont know what they are going to do.without service request how many days does it still take to get a clear picture on the status.

        1. administrator
          Saurabh

          Ram,

          There is no SLA so it can take days or weeks or months. Responding to SR would give you little more insight on what’s happening.

      1. Prayers Answered

        This My First comment in Redbus2us in 3 years.

        Selected in Lottery,

        Masters Quota/ Premium Processing , California Center.

        Selected April 15th. After 3 attempts (1 application, 3 year wait, 2 years masters, CPT work)
        Good luck yall.

  30. H1B pplicant

    I have couple of questions:

    1) How CV is important for H1B petetion to be approved? Is it should be same as Last year submitted for H1B Application.
    2) If I apply from #2 employers …then what happens? If one selected and one rejected then is the H1B Fees paid by employer to USCIS will be returned?

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      H1B pplicant,

      1. You can change the CV and it is ok as long as it remains truthful.
      2. Fees is returned only if the petition is not selected in the lottery. If they both are selected, and one gets denied, then the fees is not returned.

  31. Kumar

    Hi,
    There has been absolutely no change in my case ever. No RFE, no approval/rejection either.
    I believe I am not the only one facing this situation.
    Is there anything I should be doing now ? My employer has no information either.

        1. h1b

          you cannot raise an inquiry on your own, your employer has to do it. you can search online about the procedure. Most of the times uscis just gives a standard reponse that they are working on the case. which does not help much. you can try inquiry if it does not help you get an approriate answer upgrade to premium. dont know how much patience you can keep.

          good luck

        1. sendhil

          3/3/16 – Received I-797 Approval Notice from USCIS.
          4 Feb 2016 – Docs submitted
          22-Nov-15 – Ref
          5/5/15 – Received I-797 Filing Receipt from USCIS.
          4/1/15 Filing

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Once it has been denied, there is no more PP. PP is available while the petition is still pending.

      Your only option is to file MTR or appeal and that too if employer agrees. They will have to look at rejection reasons and then evaluate whether they have a case for reversal of decision or not.

      Otherwise, go for next year’s cap.

    2. Arjun

      Hi Venkat,
      Can you please let us know what was the RFE query raised for you. When did you provide the response for RFE?
      I am also waiting for the RFE response…

      Thanks
      Arjun

  32. R. Thiagrajan

    Not sure if everyone is following the news in U.S. Media these days but the H1-b reform bill aims to address the loopholes in the system! Yay! I feel sorry for all the outsourcing companies abusing the system but finally things are getting straightened up in a way that would help the economies of both the countries!

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/New-US-bill-with-H1B-visa-curbs-to-hurt-IT-firms/articleshow/49796025.cms

  33. SS

    Hello Kumar,

    This site is really useful and had helped me a lot to keep my calm while waiting for my visa approval. Thanks a lot to everyone!

    I had a quick question. Now that the approvals are coming in after Oct 1st, what would be the start date of the employment be for people who are already in U.S ? So, suppose my visa gets approved on 11th November, can I start working immediately or do I have to wait for all the approval documents to reach my employer?

    Thanks!

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      SS,
      If H-1 is approved w/ COS (i.e. an attached I-94), then you are considered on H-1 status from the date mentioned in I-94. You need to start working and getting paid from that date.

      However, some employers prefer to wait for approval copy in hand (for compliance purposes and to know that it has I-94 attached), before getting you on-board. So this may delay the start by a week or so.

  34. sudinibharath

    i received RFE “right to control” on July 17. Response is being sent in the 1 week of october. Still status has not moved to “Response received”. Would like to know that how best i have chance of approval considering this query. Pls share if any body has faced this query and got approval. Thanks

    1. Mike

      I got same RFE..Right to Control.Below is my case history

      Below is my case history..

      RP/Non AD/Vermont

      Receipt Date: April 13
      RFE: July 1st
      RFE Response sent : Sep 24th
      RFE Response received: Oct 2nd
      Approved: Oct 28th

  35. Sarch

    Hi Kumar,
    Currently I am in US on L1B visa through “A” company.
    I applied for H1B (COS) this year through “B” company. But got RFE.

    Now can “C” company apply for my H1B, as I have already been selected in lottery.

    1. administrator
      Saurabh

      Sarch,
      C cannot file for cap-exempt petition until B’s petition gets approved. If B’s petition is denied, then C can file for a cap-subject petition in April 2016.

  36. H1B Aspirant

    Hi,

    i received RFE “right to control” on July 13. Response is being sent in the end of septemeber. Still status has not moved to “Response received”. Would like to know that how best i have chance of approval considering this query. Pls share if any body has faced this query and got approval. Thanks.

    1. [email protected]

      I am also waiting for same. I submitted docs in mid july. When did u submit.

      1. [email protected]

        I got rfe in july and docs submitted in 1st week of august. Still no response on result.Also I did not get any EACnumber from TCS.is anyone in same boat for last 4months.

  37. Chaitanya

    Hi,
    My case status still shows Received on April 13th. Its been like this since day1. I am starting to get a little worried now. A few of my friends have even got their stamping done(non-premium processing).
    Does it depend on the employer? Is there something I should be doing now ?
    Thanks,
    Chaitanya

    1. bala

      I am also in the same boat, but with California

      my receipt starts with WAC151455****
      Is there anybody still with the same status. By the way did you have more than one sponsors this year?

      1. bc00

        I had more than one sponsor and RFE was dispatched to both sponsors on the same day on October 5th. Don’t have the RFE in my hand yet so not sure of the content. Did you have more than 1 sponsor? Do you think they decided to process folks with more than 1 sponsor a bit later in the process..like after 10/1?

        1. bala

          I had two sponsors and got both picked in lottery. RFE was issued on Aug 7th for one. The other one has no change in the status and is in ‘Received status’.

      2. Chaitanya

        I just have one sponsor. No status change, no RFE either.
        Its alright if they are taking time to process the case… they should at-least keep us informed. All governments work alike irrespective of the country I guess.

  38. SENDHIL K

    hi,
    For me still its shows “Case Was Received”. When it will get change to REF or Approved.

    Is there any last date for get the Approve from USAVISA

    1. H1BGod

      Dear Sendhil,

      it depends if you case is regular or PP
      also there is no last date for approval
      The best thing you could do is sign up for USCIS notifications service using your email account. As soon as there is any activity on the file you will get updates.
      It happened with me on 28th Sept Monday morning officer approved my petition and as soon as he updated it on his system I got email saying I129 approved.

      Thanks!

        1. H1BGod

          Please do not forget to post here about your approval experience.
          We all would love to hear from you.
          Best of luck and I am sure it will be approved soon.
          Thank you!

  39. H1BGod

    Hello All,

    I would like to thank RedBus for constant updates.
    My H1B got approved
    Vermont RR Non Ad
    I will pray for you guys who are still waiting.
    Lottery: April
    Received RFE: 25 July
    RFE was for degree non related to job as my B.Tech is in EEE not Comp Sci
    Upgraded to PP and replied to RFE: 18 Sept
    Approved: 28 Sept

  40. Manny

    Dear Kumar,

    I have a quick question regarding an RFE… My Company applied my H1B with a Project work for CLIENT A when the LCA was filed in 2015 and it got Certified followed by which the Petition was picked up in the Lottery…

    Now we received an RFE for Client Letter from CLIENT A … However the Client A is not providing the Client Letter, So my Employer is likely to change the project to CLIENT B get a Client Letter and MSA from CLIENT B and respond back to the RFE…

    Please Note : The Work Location mentioned is the same as mentioned in the Initial LCA that was Certified since it is a In-House Project that will Support the Customer from my Employer’s Location..

    Do you have any suggestions in this Approach ? Is this even possible ?

    Appreciate your Thoughts…

    Manny

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      Kumar

      Manny, Your attorney and employer knows what is best for you as they are the ones who filed on your behalf. Just trust in their judgement. I am not an attorney, wish I could advise more.

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