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Premium H1B extension filing while H1B Amendment approval notice is still pending

asked Aug 3, 2016 in H1B: Extensions by Rahul.kumar_84 (150 points)
Hi there,

I want to file for H1B under the Premium processing as my current petition expires on 30th Sept,2016. I have also filed for H1B amendment in Mid April 2016 and I am yet to receive the approval notice on it. How soon can I expect the approval notice to arrive!

Can I still go ahead and get the extension done under the Premium category?


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answered Jan 5, 2017 by Raj_hpking (220 points)
Hi Rahul,

My case is also same. I have filled amendment on April 2016 and H1B extension on July 2016. I tried to convert extension in premium but got reply that amendment has to be done in premium first and then only I can do extension.

Can you share your updates? I am still waiting for amendment and extension approval.


commented Jan 5, 2017 by Rahul.kumar_84 (150 points)

My Amendment got approved in End of October and also my newly filed extension was approved on 5th Dec. I am still waiting for the Petition for the H1B Extension to arrive though.


commented Jan 5, 2017 by Raj_hpking (220 points)
Thanks Rahul for your reply.

1) Have you done in premium or it was normal case. Seems, our amendment and extension filling months are same (April and July).

2) If you have done in premium, have you done both Amendment and Extension in premium?


commented Jan 6, 2017 by Rahul.kumar_84 (150 points)
Yes Raj. I had to go for premium for both otherwise it would have taken a long time to get the approval notices.

I would suggest you do the same too. At least for the Amendment so that it is approved quickly. When is your petition expiring?
commented Jan 6, 2017 by Raj_hpking (220 points)
Hi Rahul,

My Petition is expired on Aug 27. I will complete 240 days in April 2017.

I checked below URL and seems USCIS is presently working on April 2016 cases. If that's correct then my amendment that was filled on April should get approved in this month. Otherwise I will make Amendment in premium.


Really appreciated your reply. I am confuse to go for premium or not. As I waited almost 8 months for Amendment and 4 months for Extension. Many says it should get approved in this month.



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