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H1B Visa Case Receipt Number – EAC, WAC – Meaning ? Check ?

Most of the H1B Visa Applicants, who are picked in H1B Visa registration Lottery process would file their H1B petition with USCIS. Once USCIS receives a H1B petition, they would issue a Case Receipt number that can be used to track the status of H1B petition. Usually, employer or attorney would share this number with an applicant. If you are new to the process, it can be puzzling to look at the number and guess what each of that means. In this article, we will cover what the H1B Case Number given by USCIS would mean by looking at each of the letters in the H1B Case Number.

What is the H1B Visa Case Number ?

USCIS would assign a case receipt number for every H1B petition filed with them. It is a 13 digit number and typically starts with three alphabets like WAC or EAC based on where it was filed. Each set of characters mean something in the case number.

We should break down the H1B Case Number into sets of characters grouped like below:

  • XXX—XX—XXX—XXXXX
  • EAC—20—128—50345 ( example for FY 2021 Case)

Now, lets look at each of the groups of characters.

First 3 Letters of H1B Case Number EAC, WAC, LIN

First three digits indicate where the H1B petition was filed.

  • EAC – Vermont Service Center (old name: Eastern Adjudication Center).
  • WAC – California Service Center (old name: Western Adjudication Center).
  • LIN – Nebraska Service Center (LIN refers to Lincoln, Nebraska).
  • SRC – Texas Service Center (old name: Southern Regional Center).

Next 2 Letters of H1B Case Number – Year

Next two digits indicate the year when it was filed. NOT the fiscal year. Do not try to read something that says like WAC2017XXXX to think it is related to year 2017, you should only look a the two letters after the first 3 characters.

  • For H1B Visa 2021, it would be 20
  • For H1B Visa 2020, it would be 19

Next 3 Letters of H1B Case Number – Computer Working Day

Next three digits indicate the computer working day of the USCIS fiscal year that starts from October 1st. It indicates the computer work day, does not include weekends and holidays. USCIS computers do not work on weekends and USA National holidays :-). October 1st is when the fiscal year starts for USCIS. If your H1B was filed on October 1st, it would be 001. It is a little tricky with this number, computer work day indicates only working days and not weekends. For example, if it is like October 20th, it would be 16th working day or something like that…For April 12th, it would be 134 as the weekends and federal holidays are taken out. You can use wolframalpha website to ask the exact week day after Oct 1st, you will need to add federal holidays to that number.

  • For April 8th, it would be 128.

Next 5 Letters of H1B Case Number – Actual Case Number

Next five digits is the actual case number. Most of the times, it would start with a 5 for H1B Cases that use form I-129. It is also is the number that was assigned to on a particular day. There is no guarantee that it would start with 0001.

  • Sample number would be 51244

Check out  detail article: Understanding your  H1B Visa Case number

Check H1B Case Status on USCIS.gov

After you receive your H1B Visa Receipt case number, all you would have to do is to track the status on USCIS website. Read How to Check H1B Petition Status on USCIS website.

Premium Processing for H1B :

If you were to file H1B visa petition under premium processing, you would have received the case number and a confirmation email that your petition was received by USCIS and it is under processing. Usually your attorney or your employer would get that information. Once your case is approved, similar email with approval status would be updated via email.  A hard copy would be emailed after the emails to the address specified in petition.

Regular Processing for H1B  :

If you were to file your H1B visa petition under regular processing, you would not necessarily get an email from USCIS, rather you would get a hard copy receipt mailed to your employer or attorney.  Also, decision information would be mailed to your attorney or employer after decision.

You can read Steps after H1B Lottery – Flow Chart to know more on next steps

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3,676 Comments

  1. Hi Friends ,

    I am in the same boat .. Status updated to RFERR on 5th Nov then i am waiting. Case is with Vermont Center.. Does any one know how much time it will take for RFERR to Decision… Many said its 15-20 Days….

    Please give your views.
    Regards
    Jordan

    Reply
    • I am also waiting, request pending with Vermont.
      RFE received on Aug 28th
      Replied on Oct 15th
      Still waiting for RFE review final status.

      Reply
  2. Hey Guys!!
    My petition Still in RFE Status

    RFE on September 12th
    RFE responded on November 1st
    RFE received (Courier confirmation) to USCIS on November 4th
    Vermont Center, Regular Processing

    And still the status not yet changed to RFERR

    How much time it takes to update the status?

    Reply
      • Thank you so much to everyone in this forum.
        All the information shared were of very help.
        Hope my petition has crossed all the hurdles and I will get my visa stamped smoothly. Keeping fingers crossed.
        Good luck to all the friends who are waiting 🙂

        Reply
  3. Hey Guys!!
    My petition Still in RFE Status

    RFE on September 12th
    RFE responded on November 1st
    RFE received (Courier confirmation) to USCIS on November 4th
    Vermont Center, Regular Processing

    And still the status not yet changed to RFERR

    How much time it takes to update the status?

    Reply
  4. Hey Guys!!
    My petition Still in RFE Status

    RFE on September 12th
    RFE responded on November 8th
    RFE received (Courier confirmation) to USCIS on November 11th
    Vermont Center, Regular Processing

    And still the status not yet changed to RFERR

    How much time it takes to update the status?

    Reply
  5. Hey Guys!!
    My petition Still in RFE Status

    RFE on September 12th
    RFE responded on November 8th
    RFE received by USCIS on November 11th
    Vermont Center, Regular Processing

    And still the status not yet changed to RFERR

    How much time it takes to update the status?

    Reply
  6. Hi Friends,

    I in the same boat. I received RFE on August 27.
    RFERR – Nov 5. Its in the Vermont Center.
    Can any one tell me how much time will it take. As i believe only few of us are left out.

    Regards
    Jordan

    Reply
  7. My H1b is approved today after a long wait…

    H1b series: WAC13143*****
    RFE was on: 13th Aug
    REFRR: oct 23rd
    on Nov 7th. The status changed to the post decision activity.

    Thanks to all the folks for the information here and I wish all the best for the folks who are waiting… you will get it…

    Reply
  8. Hey Guys!!
    My petition is still in RFERR status.

    RFE on Jul 24
    RFERR on Oct 17th
    still in FRERR status.

    WAC131385XXXX

    Any idea how long does it takes to approve? waiting for reply.

    Reply
  9. Hi Saurabh,
    URGENT!!
    my H1 B visa is in extension, almost three month is over for my visa expire.
    It is in initial review.
    my question is:
    Now I have new offer from company B. Shall I switch to company B , if my VISA still is in extension.

    Reply
  10. Hi Saurav,

    Need your help very urgent

    Hi, My H1 visa/I-94 expired on Apr 2 2013. My H1 Extension was applied on Apr 2 2013. I got RFE in Aug 2013. Mostly by today VISA team is going to respond to my RFE once I send my udated client letter. My question is -> Since my H1X filed date (Apr 2 2013) to till date, it is 218 days past. Can I stay in US beyond 240 days waiting for my VISA approval notice or do I need to leave US..? And mine is regular processing. Not premium

    Thanks for the help!
    Raghu

    Reply
    • Hi Raghu,

      You can stay in US until USCIS responds back to the case as it is ur H1 extension. Should not be a problem. Please have a word with your company visa team too. Thanks.

      Thanks.

      Reply
  11. I do not know if I will get my H1B or not. My H1B is still in RFERR stage. But I am sure of getting rid of a selfish n self obsessed boy friend who has been in US for almost two years now and who does not have time for me.

    Reply
    • He must have found someone else. Samething happened with my gf.. She was with me for 10 years but found someone else just 2 months after going to US.. US changes people and their priorities..

      Reply
      • I do not think so..bcz I have asked him to leave me alone in my life many times. He never agrees with that. But he is always busy and he forces me that I keep taking care of everything he asks me for. 🙁
        It feels like I am loosing my life and happiness. I just do not know why I will agree with everything this person says when he cant manage his time for me. There are only everyday argument left in this now. 🙁

        Reply
        • Thats bad.. But be sure of it.. I personally went all the way to US to fix my relationship but what I saw there was something I could never imagine.. Remember, people who claim to be busy are the ones who hasn’t got their priorities right.. There is no better solution than talking everything inside and clarifying things, I hope it works out well for you..

          Reply
          • You are welcome. Hope your H1-B wait ends soon with a positive result. My petition is also in RFERR from Oct 10th. Dont know when the wait will end!

          • Which series and center ?
            RP / PP ?
            Please update once you get any updates on your case
            Appreciate your help
            Thanks!

          • EAC1313952***
            RQ/RP
            RFE issued on Sep 11, Employer did not share the details, no additional documents were requested from me. RFERR on 10-Oct. Sure, will keep you posted if I receive any update. You too let me know..

  12. Hi All,

    My H1B visa is approved sometime back today.it was on Rfe rr for more than a month.
    Thanks everyone in this forum and I would pray for everyone awaiting.All the best.

    Reply
  13. Hi all!!
    My petition got approved just some time back

    It all started on April 8th (EAC13146*****)

    RFE on Aug 2 (about EER, SOW, Client Letter)
    RFERR on Oct 29th
    PDA – approved on Nov5th.

    This forum is really helpful. It helped us to clear with many doubts. Thanks to all experts..

    Wishing you all the best and will pray for those waiting!

    Reply
    • Hey Guys!!
      My petition is still in RFERR status.

      RFE on Jul 24
      RFERR on Oct 17th
      still in FRERR status.

      WAC131385XXXX

      Any idea how long does it takes.

      Reply
  14. Hi all!!

    My petition got approved just some time back

    It all started on April 8th (EAC13146*****)
    RFE on Aug 2 (about EER, SOW, Client Letter)
    RFERR on Oct 29th
    PDA – approved on Nov5th.

    This forum is really helpful. It helped us to clear with many doubts. Thanks to all experts..

    Wishing you all the best and will pray for those waiting!

    Reply
  15. Hey Guys!!
    My petition got approved just some time back

    RFE on Aug 5
    RFERR on Oct 16th
    PDA – approved on Nov5th.

    WAC131445XXXX

    Reply
  16. Hey Guys!!
    My petition got approved after a long wait on Nov1st

    RFE on July 31st
    RFE responded on Oct 24th
    PDA – approved on Nov1st.

    WAC131425XXXX

    Reply
  17. Hi Saurabh,
    Pls respond to my queries,I am too much worried and confused:
    I attended the visa stamping interview for company A at Kolkata Consulate,a 221G has been issued.Now company B is ready to transfer my H1B.
    1.How to withdraw the previous application,process in detail?
    2.Can I withdraw it or the employer A needs to do that?
    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • AC,

      U dont need to withdraw the petition, let it be that way. U can go for H1B Transfer and attend interview again, there must not be any problem as far I know

      Reply
  18. Hi

    My h1b visa is in rfe review on jun 20 .its been 130+ days no further updates.can some one help me out.like why it is taking too much tym ? Does any1 hav a similar status…i am a litt worrried

    Reply
  19. Hi ,
    I am currently working on L1 B for Organization “A” . Organization “B” have applied my H1 b this year. ( currently in RFE Response Review Stage , RFE-16 SEP , RFE Response – 20 SEP) . Iam planning to fly india on 22nd Nov for my marriage and will flay back to US on 21 Dec .
    Ques :
    If i fly out of US before i get the H1 final approval , will it abandon my H1 B processing or just my COS application or both. If only COS gets Abandon and i get my H1 b while i am in India , do i need to stamp my H1 b VISA before i enter US again or i can travel back to US on L1 B ? If i travel back on L1 b without the H1 stamping will there be any problem at the port of Entry ( Can CBP officer raise questions on not having H1 B Stamped )?
    If i am allowed to enter US without H1 stamping , as per my understanding i can continue working on L1B as long as i wish even though i have H1 B ..right? and i will need to apply for COS for L1 to H1 conversion when i wish to work on H1 ?
    Another Organization “C” is ready to do my H1 transfer once i get my H1b approval (Organization “B” applied for my H1B) . How soon i can start working for Organization “C” – can i start working with organization “C” as soon as they intiate my H1 transfer process or i need to wait for H1 transfer completion before i join Organization “C” ? If i fly out of US before my H1 approval and i get my H1 approval when i am in India , can Organization “C” start my H1 transfer or they need to wait untill i am back in US ? What is the document required for Organization “C” to start my H1 transfer process (other than Receipt Number ) ?

    Thanks
    Hemant

    Reply
  20. Friends,
    My application got approved yesterday, its from California Service Center.
    Notice Date: Apr 25th
    RFE: Aug 5th
    RFERR: Oct 10th
    Approved: Oct 30th

    Reply
  21. Year 2012:-
    IR->RFE->RFERR->PDA(Denial)
    Regular Processing, CSC

    Year 2013:-
    IR->RFE(mid-Aug)->RFERR(October 1st week)->PDA(Approved)
    Regular Processing, CSC
    Approval Date – Oct 28th

    Wishing you all the best and will pray for those waiting!

    Reply
    • Hi..can you please let me know the reason for Denial in the intial case…and also what the RFE contain in the second case…when applied on 2013…am asking this as I too received DENIAL ….for 2013…with specified knowledge. not known the complete reason.

      Reply
      • The reason for denial was not considering the job responsibilities & skills as a speciality occupation by USCIS. This time also similar RFE was issued and the response provided was very detailed and descriptive.

        Reply
  22. My H1b status was in RFE and on october 28 it back to Initial Review and again in one day it moved back to Acceptance. Can anybody explain me when this happens? I have no idea and my employer says me not to worry. Please help me … Can it get rejected also??

    Reply
  23. Hi guys,

    My employer changed by H1 petition processing to Premium on October 16 2013. Since then the status is like this:

    Acceptance

    On October 17, 2013, we received this I129 PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER and we e-mailed you a notice describing how we will process your case. Please follow any instructions on this notice. This case is being processed at our VERMONT SERVICE CENTER location. You will be notified by mail when a decision is made, or if the office needs something from you. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or call our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

    Can someone tell, what is this? Thanks.

    Reply
  24. It all started on April 8th – got receipt number (WAC13142*****)
    august 19th – got RFE (about multiple beneficiary on LCA)
    october 9th – RFE replied and status changed to RFE response review
    october 28th – post decision activity. 🙂

    This forum is really helpful. It helped us to clear with many doubts. Thanks to all experts and all the best for all.

    Reply
  25. Got my approval… H1-RP/RQ
    EAC1314250***

    receipt: apr 8
    rfe: aug 12
    rfe reponse submitted at USCIS-sep 9
    The status didnt change to rferr
    My onsite HR called USCIS officer to chk for RFE response aknowledgement USCIS officer raised a service request on our behalf of us on sep 25th
    Status directly changed to PDA from RFE
    PDA: oct 10
    RFE was about speciality occupation

    All the best to everyone… thanks to this forum…

    Reply
  26. Hi All,

    My petition was updated from IR to Post decision Activity on 12th Sep and then it is again went back to Acceptance on 26rd Sep.
    In what circumstances it will happen like this?

    Thanks,
    Gautam

    Reply
    • Hi Gautam,

      Your petition is Approved. May be some of the correction made by USCIS after 12th sep and may have already sent a duplicate approval notice to your attorney/employer. Check with your employer.

      Mine is also the same case. I did receive a duplicate approval notice from USCIS and planning to go for stamping sometime in Nov.

      Reply
  27. Got my approval… H4 to H1.. RP…

    EAC1314850***

    receipt: apr 8
    rfe: aug 30
    rfe rr: sep16
    PDA: oct 25.

    RFE was about education evaluation.

    All the best to everyone… thanks to this forum…

    Reply
  28. Dear Folks/Saurabh,

    I am a keen follower of this forum and used to surf quite often. Iam glad to inform you that my petition got approved today. Details:

    Rec No : EAC1314251***
    RFE : Aug 13
    RFE RR : Sep 24
    PDA : Oct 24

    God is great! Be patient and all the best for you all!

    regards,
    Pratty

    Reply
        • Hi Pretty,

          In Client-Employer Relationship RFE have you submitted document such as MSA and SOW. I have same RFE but was not able to get this 2 documents hence submitted individual client letter and took exception for this 2 documents since these documents are not shared by client. Can you plesae update me on this.

          I have submitted all other documents to prove that i am working for infy.

          your response would be appreciated.

          thanks

          Reply
          • Hi InfyH1B,

            Yes I needed MSA and SOW. But its ok if you dont have both. You can just provide the client letter head and the manager letter supporting the same. All the best! 🙂

          • Hi Pratty,

            Yes i also tried to get MSA and SOW. SoW was there but client was not signed it and it was approved by email so my company GI team said no and they said to go with DM letter instead stating that SOW and MSA can not be shared and confidential aggrement between the company and client. so that i got on company letter head.

            I have submitted individual client letter on my name on client letter head and rest all other documents to prove that i am working for Infy. I hope this will work.

          • Hi Pratty,

            I have asked you about MSA and SOW if you remember and you said we can go with DM letter if we dont have both. I got denial post RFE submission. Awaiting reason.

            Just wanted to update.

            Thanks,
            Infy Guy.

  29. Hi All,

    Finally after 200+ days my H1B petition got approved. My EAC1313851XXX was in Initial Review since Apr 8th. It went directly to Post Decision as approved on Oct 24th. It’s normal processing. I have a total of 8+ Years of Experience in IT.

    Thanks

    Reply
  30. HI,
    My case details
    RFE – 30July 2013
    RFE Response Review – 17th Sep
    From 17 sep it is showing same RFE Response Review
    How many days it will take to come post decision actvity

    Reply
  31. Hi Saurabh/All, I am on L1B and my H1B petition is in RFE review status, my questions is incase if my petition is approve on online (say day1) and i receive my physical documents on (day2), when should i resign for my current company (legally) on day1 or day2 or (day2 + any lead days) days ? Can some one explain? i hope there are many people with the same situation, help is highly appreciated…

    Reply
    • Ravi,

      You dont need to resign, until you get a new project with your new employer. If you already have a project with your new employer, your new employer will apply Change of status (L1 to H1) and once COS is applied, only then you officially come under your new employer. Hope I clarified your question.

      Reply
      • Hi King,
        Thanks for reply, I am already in USA, my H1B was applied under change of status, i think my H1B visa approval is change of status, i think i should resign from current company, but my question was when should i resign ?

        Reply
        • From your original post what I understood is, you are on L1B visa with ur current employer and you found a sponsor for a h1B visa. Once you get the approval for your h1b petition, only then ur new employer will apply COS. As soon as COS is applied, its illegal to stay with ur old employer. You have to switch to the new one immediately. Hope this clarifies.

          Reply
  32. Hi Saurabh,

    My company in India filed H1B on 1-Apr-2013. But till today the status they are showing me is “Awaiting Lottery Status from USCIS”. Except me every one from my company got some status whether its not selected in lottery or RFE or approved. Is there any chance that my case is not yet opened till now? How can there not be any lottery status even in Oct. Please let me know.. i am pretty confused on this.
    Thanks..!!

    Reply
    • #Question?,
      Ask your employer to contact USCIS center, and then ask them about the petition. They should have either returned the petition or sent the receipt number.

      Reply
      • Thanks for your reply Saurabh… I have tried with my company multiple times. Each time they are coming back with same response. Even I have tried other routes with my managers also. But they also do not have any clue. I am clueless with what can be done next. Is there by chance any possibility of this really happening that my case is still not processed/on hold.Or something my visa cell is trying to hide…

        Reply
      • HI Saurabh,

        i replied RFE on July 29th in regular processing, it is still in under review .
        can i upgrade it for Premium processing now.

        thanks
        Veena

        Reply
  33. Hi All,
    My H1 transfer is just now updated..and moved to initial review with a status message as
    the 15-day Premium Processing clock stopped on your I129, PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER. A notice was sent on this date explaining the specific reason for stopping the premium processing of your case. This notice will contain detailed information on further action required by you. Your premium processing receipt notice contains contact information for direct inquiries on your case.

    I also checked H4 for my spouse and kid….and this moved to Post Decision activity…stating that it is approved….
    Is it safe to assume that H1 is also approved or it can move to any other status also even if H4 is approved.
    Please suggest

    Reply
  34. There should be an article called Born and raised in India? What Next?

    It would go something like this:

    1. Become a nerd so that you always get 99% or 100%.
    2. Study engineering.
    3. Become a software engineer if you are smart or a tester if you’re mediocre.
    4. Work for TCS, Infosys etc.
    5. If they don’t send you to US on H1B within 2-3 years, go for MS. If they send you on H1B within 2-3 years, find a consultant to transfer your H1B so that you get a Green Card.
    6. If you’re doing MS, study computer science. If you’re mediocre, work for a desi consultant otherwise work for a US based employer if you are smart and don’t have that horrible Indian accent.
    7. Go to India for vacations and complain about the stench, pollution and traffic.
    8. Get married and raise ABCD (American Born Confused Desi) children.
    9. Become lonely in old age as your ABCD children leave you.
    10. Die a lonely death.

    Reply
  35. Dear Experts, My L1B and I-94 expired on June 9, 2013 (com – A). A filed L1B extension, which got denied on Oct 16. Company B and C filed H1, B’s H1 is in RFE Response Review and C’s H1 approved on Oct 17 (filed with COS but don’t know yet if approved with/wo COS) two questions :
    1. B has filed H4 for my wife, which is in Initial Review, L2 already denied on Oct 16. should I file H4 on approved H1 of C (C has not filed for H4)

    2. I wish to work with B over C, but that H1 is not approved yet. Do I have any options to wait ?

    your response is much appreciated !!

    Reply
      • He’s not a silly Indian and didn’t commit fraud because his H1B was applied by two different employers. However, he is a desperate Indian who will do anything to earn until his last breath.

        Reply
      • If you want more money, pack your bags and go to Australia. Knowing how desperate this Indian is, he’ll pack his bags ASAP and move there.

        Reply
    • This is a very nice example to show how desperate Indians are to remain in the US to make money. This person knew that getting an L1 extension might not be straightforward so he miraculously found two employers to file H1B’s.

      1. No shit you idiot. Your wife’s H4 won’t automatically be approved by USCIS if you don’t file for it. Why the hell employer C didn’t file your wife’s H4 is beyond me.

      2. No you don’t have any options to wait. You have to leave employer A and start working with employer C.

      Reply
  36. Hi,

    Just wanted to check, is there anyone who has processed H1B through digital-X? I think i have been cheated big time. I lost huge amount in the process of getting a H1B. I know few people in USCIS, want to take it up.

    I think most of you understand the pain of wait associated with H1B, in this process you spend lots of your energy, time just to get an update. This also adds huge stress to your daily life. In the end when you get a denial for a simple RFE, you definitely get a doubt. I am sure they are doing something fishy. I want to take legal action against them.

    Appreciate any help here.

    Thanks.

    Reply
  37. Hello Saurabh,

    Is there an estimate of how much time does it take to get all the documents and copy of petition to enable me to go for stamping, after the case is approved, my case was approved on 10/10. Any information in this regards will help me plan.

    Regards,
    Parry

    Reply
    • Parry,
      Your employer/attorney in US should receive the petition within 30 days (usually it is 1-2 weeks). They can then send the documents to you in your home country.

      Reply
      • Thank you Saurabh,

        I got my documents in a week and had my visa interview on 25th Oct, 2013, Got it stamped. Thank you for all your help.

        All the Best to the rest of the Guys.

        Reply
  38. I want to settle in US but how do I pay to get a H1-B? I will pay by selling my family land, but I really want to go to US. How to find a consultant who will use my money to file H1-B for me? Please help. If I can’t go to US then I just wish that God just takes me. India is too depressing.

    Reply
    • My friend,
      I am in US since last 2.5 yrs and things are not so good here…India is much much better. I have plans to come back soon. I do agree some things are better here, but overall i want to be in India. And many people would agree with me on my views.

      Some fools like yourself are just one-sided, i guess.

      Reply
      • I like the American dream better than the Indian dream. Does that make me a fool? You’re definitely close minded despite being in a country known for being open minded.

        Reply
        • m with SA, living here since 3+ years, I m here only for money. US is good for Americans, Bharat is good for us. just earning time in form of money so can spend rest of my life for betterment of our country. I’ll return soon.
          listen some lectures from Rajiv Dixit Ji on internet, you will change your way and motive of life.

          Reply
          • Rajiv Dixit is a conspiracy theorist and people like you believe what he says. I’m not even going to say more to you because you’re what I call an opportunistic parasite. India doesn’t pay high salaries so you came to the US with the intention of going back to India once you have benefited from what the US has provided you with. Did Rajiv Dixit say that the money you earn while you’re alive will come with you when you are dead?

  39. Hi All,

    Just want to update my h1b got approved from RFE to Approved state. WAC131405**** . RFE received on Aug 5th, Response sent on Sep 20th, Approved on 10th Oct… Best of luck to others…….

    Reply
    • HI All,
      My H1b petition also been approved. Thanks! to this form.
      WAC13141XXXXX
      Got RFE in AUG 15
      RFE response sent on 3rd OCT via regular processing (RP)
      Got approval on 17 Oct

      Thanks! to this site..who still waiting for the approval ..All the best! ..please don’t loose your patient.

      Reply
  40. Finally finally. Got my approval today, below is the details:
    RFE – 18th Aug
    RFE Response – 27th Sep
    Approval – 15th Oct
    File number – WAC1314******

    Your Case Status: Post Decision Activity

    RFE was regarding Education Evaluation relationship.

    Best of luck to everyone !!!

    Reply
        • Hi Ricky,

          I also got the same RFE Employee-Employer Relationship. I have submitted all the documents says that i am employee of X company. I have got Individual Client Letter from client but i didnt get any other document like MSA or SOW.

          Have you submitted both this letter? Just wanted to check the possibility of approval without MSA and SOW.

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        • Hi Ricky,

          how many days they took to update your status from Request for evidence to Request for evidence response review.

          My employer saying that he submitted my RFE last Wednesday but still my status is showing as Request for evidence.

          Thanks in advance…

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          • They normally send it in normal mail and it takes a week depending on the location of attorney and the location of the service center. It took a week for me my attorney is in Chicago and service center is california.

  41. Hi ,
    Company “A” applied h1b for me, before I joined them . Now, I got some offer and want to go to US through another company “B”.

    Eventually, “A” may withdraw my petition . Will that cause any issue if “B” re-applies in 2014 ?

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    • h1bneeded,
      If A’s petition has been approved, then B can apply for cap-exempt petition for you even after A has withdrawn their petition. If A’s petition is not approved and withdrawn, then B will have to go through the cap.

      A’s withdrawal will not impact the outcome of B’s petition.

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  42. Employer says they recd rfe n replied back but the status has been in IR forever .. Wonder y the website shows no status change ..

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    • Hi

      In some cases status does move back to initial review after RFE has been replied. You should check the date, if it has been in IR since April then nothing has happened. If the date has changed to some other month then whatever your employer is saying is correct!

      Reply
    • Sign up for Case status updates from the left panel in the USCIS status tracker. Based on the last changed date over there, you can know if your petition has been in initial review since april or moved back and forth. If the date is around April, then your employer must be lying or there is some confusion somewhere. If the date is recent like in aug-sep-oct, then your petition has had some updates and now back to initial review.. hope this helps..

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      • Thank you very much for your responses .. I have been checking every single day at least once and it has not changed. But I’ll sign up for updates to be double sure . If not wonder how would the employer be benefitted by stating falsely ? Also is there any use of raising e request ?

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          • hi saurabh/All

            From many days i see no response from saurabh
            need an immediate answer for the question i.e
            i went to us in 2002 did my ms there and got opt and then got my 1st h1b approval

            later,my extension was denied and then we filed it raising again mean while during this process i overstayed in us for 175 days
            now,my h1b visa got approved the thing is will that be a problem in overstayat visa interview
            Any early response is appreciated
            Thanks

          • Indian,
            Overstaying for <6 months causes 3 year ban. Have you been outside of US for more than 3 years since that incident? If yes, then you should be ok. You may still be asked about that overstay period and you should answer it truthfully.

            Did you discuss this w/ your H-1 attorney?

          • HI Saurabh,

            My attorney sent my RFE response on Oct 10th from VA to California center. How many days they will take to update my status from RFE to RFE Response Review. My status is still RFE. How many days will they take to review RFE response.

            please let me know..
            Thanks in advance.

          • HI SAURABH
            I HAVE OVERSTAYED FOR 175 days later i went to another country from there i filed my h1b (yeah its 3years iam working in this country)

            yeah i have discussed with my attorny even he told me the same
            My question is :
            Do i need to have any documentation to attend for visa interview
            And did u hear any of the cases before who overstayed but got there visa
            can u please comment on this as soon as possible
            Thanks
            indian

          • H1B,
            Usually the status changes within a week. At times, the online status doesn’t change for several days/weeks. Your attorney can contact USCIS to confirm the receipt of the response.

            Response review usually takes 60 days, but can take longer as well.

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