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FLASH News: H1B FY 2015 – USCIS will conclude premium processing H1B Petitions by April 28, 2014 - FY 2015

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posted Apr 24, 2014 in H1B Visa RFEs by dan (24,504 points)
edited Nov 21, 2015 by dan

This Article applies to H1B petitions that were filed under Premium Processing Program only.

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April 28, 2014 is the day USCIS will begin adjudicating (Reviewing/Processing) the H1B petitions filed under the premium processing program. If you do not get an H1B Receipt by April 28, 2014, it is very likely that your H1B petition was not selected in the Lottery. The premium processing unit operates even on Saturdays and Sundays and you may still stand a chance to get an H1B receipt.

At this point it’s a 50/50 chance, I request our H1B supporters to still wait until April 28, 2014 to give up hope. It is also good idea to wait until the H1B petition package has been returned by the USCIS to the Employer/Attorney

The H1B receipts are normally sent via email to petitioner/attorney, if they provided an email address on the Form I-907 Request for Premium Processing. The email will certainly follow with a physical H1B receipt in Postal mail.

View a sample email Receipt             View a sample Physical Receipt

 

USCIS has begun issuing H1B Receipts filed under the Premium Processing Program; USCIS has made a Press release on March 25, 2014 that due to the high level of H1B premium processing receipts anticipated, combined with the possibility that the H-1B cap will be met in the first 5 business days of the filing season, USCIS has temporarily adjusted its current H1B premium processing practice. To facilitate the prioritized intake of cap-subject petitions requesting premium processing, USCIS will begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than April 28, 2014.

We are providing this information based on comments made on this website and feedback from several Employers. Most employers have already received H1B receipts that were filed under Premium processing program, and they have not received any more H1B receipts in the last couple of days.

Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)

Alert for F1/OPT Students: It is very important for F1/OPT students to understand that CAP-GAP will only take effect if your H1B petition is accepted for processing. If you are eligible for OPT STEM Extension, please file for an Extension after the H1B package is returned by the USCIS. If your F1/OPT status is expiring soon, you must talk to DSO or re-enroll to maintain your Immigration Status.

When will the USCIS return the H1B Packages?

Most likely they will be returning the entire H1B package by May 15, 2014 or onwards.

One of my friends received H1B receipts for both the H1Bs that were filed for him/her. If he/she withdraws one H1B petition, would someone like me stand a chance?

Unfortunately, USCIS does not have any policy to reuse H1B visa numbers, when an H1B has been withdrawn or denied.

I have heard that some or all fee paid is not refundable towards H1B and Premium processing?

It’s not true. USCIS does NOT require an H1B fee

231 Comments

commented May 14, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Can anyone update about receipts for H1B Premium processing FY 2015?
commented May 14, 2015 by Amy
If USCIS will conclude premium processing on April 28, does this mean that sending notice receipts for non-advanced degree, regular processing is also finish?
commented May 14, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
No, it's only for premium processing cases. They are still working on normal processing.
commented May 14, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Please dont get depressed, its not end of the world, await return of package. Thanks!
commented May 14, 2015 by Nash
No update received so far:( did anybody got receipt in last 2 days including today. Please comment.  I am going into depression. Plssss
commented May 15, 2015 by Aysha
Did u call your lawyer or your employer ? and which center is ur application sent ? and what is the process is it Non-AD/RP/VSC ?
commented May 15, 2015 by Nashthebest
I still didint receive any receipt. I had called my lawyer they said that there is no update yet. :(
commented May 15, 2015 by James
Any news on Advanced degree- regular processing? I haven recieved mine- but my friends who have filed through NON Advanced Degree regular processing have recieved.
commented May 15, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
They have sent for the 20k Quota, now they will be added to the Regular Quota, please wait for few weeks.
commented May 15, 2015 by nashthebest
Good news, I had received mine yesterday. I sincerely thank to Mr. DAN and other forum members for supporting me. And this forum helped me a lot in getting the correct info and guidance. Thank you guys. Please pray that it should get approved.  Thank you.
commented May 15, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Congratulations, I will help you if there is an RFE to get it approved.
commented May 15, 2015 by james
my friends from the same employer got the receipt . they are NON AD regular processing.Not sure if i still have a chance. I am in AD - regular processing...
commented May 15, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Not really. The advanced degree H1Bs that were not picked in the lottery of 20000 Master's Quota are automatically added to the regular 58000 quota. You still stand a chance, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented May 15, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Most likely, USCIS has already begun processing H1B petitions filed under the Premium Processing Program. But, please wait until the package has been returned. Good luck!
commented May 15, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
They have not sent all receipts yet, please wait.
commented May 15, 2015 by Bobby siddi
Hey,

I'm wondering, if I have premium processing and didn't receive a receipt notice until the 28th, is it most likely that my case was denied?

Thanks
commented May 15, 2015 by Claire
Dan does this mean that all the advanced lottery degrees that were selected have been notified…?  I was in that section but not been notified, does that mean I was not selected.  This is awful :( I've been living in The USA for 5 years and just want to go home :( I have a job and this is so upsetting :(
commented May 15, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
You better apply for STEM Extension immediately; even if your H1B is picked in the lottery, you need a work permit until Sep 30, 2014.

Unfortunately, it looks like they USCIS has concluded sending receipts for premium processing. However, I would still wait to see the returned H1B package.
commented May 15, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
I did not hear anything based on Comments here, emails and my day-to-day communication with several Employers.
commented May 15, 2015 by A
Dan, today is the 29th and my employer applied in my name under the advanced degree exception, premium processing. No news yet :( does this mean my application did not get selected? should I just give up hope? I know you said to wait, but my OPT expires May 19th, so I will have to apply for STEM extension by then, what if I have not received the package back by then? Thanks
commented May 15, 2015 by A
would anyone please tell me if they've received a confirmation receipt after the 29th despite having applied using premium processing? Thanks!
commented May 15, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Hmm...Most likely, please wait until the H1 package has been returned.
commented May 15, 2015 by Rotem
Hi, I still didnt get my PP non AD answer, does it mean it will be probably be negative? :(
commented May 15, 2015 by Rotem
Thanks Dan

I just found out that I was not applied with PP, guess it good news for me :)
Do you know when is the deadline for regular proccessing results?
commented May 15, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Give it few more weeks.
commented May 16, 2015 by Sammy
There are many chances that employer would have received the receipt number but not shared with employee. I received my receipt no. yesterday i.e 30th Apr, however my employee rcvd it on 23rd Apr.

Just want to know how much tym would it take to get H1B approval?? Mail says 15 calender days...:)
commented May 16, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Although the email states April 23, Employer may have received it late and it always happens!
commented May 16, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Only premium processing H1B petitions are adjudicated in 15 days, it does not mean that you will get an Approval in 15 days. In 15 days they may approve the H1B or issue an RFE (Request for Evidence), if an RFE is sent, the 15 day period will reset to another 15 days from the date they receive a response to the RFE. If an RFE is issued, they allow at least 2 months to send a response and employers usually wait for 2 months to respond. In that case, a premium processing case will be as good as regular processing. It is bad idea to apply in premium for an H1B which would begin after 6 months when one can go for regular processing and save $1225.00. There is absolutely no advantage in applying for Premium Processing if the start date is October 01. If there is any delay in H1B regular processing, the H1B petition can always be upgraded to Premium Processing at a later time.
commented May 16, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
They are sending H1B receipts slowly for Non-AD/RP, please wait for at least another 2-3 weeks.
commented May 16, 2015 by VeenaR
Hi Dan, Iam under NonAD/Regular processing.Applied from California Service centre. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Usually, When will the Regular Processing Receipts will be sent? Could u please help me on these.
How many days sould i wait?
commented May 16, 2015 by Nit
Hi Dan,
I am under NonAD/Premium processing. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Does this mean i am not selected in the lottery?
commented May 16, 2015 by Raj
Hi Dan.my H1b is applied as regular non advance.my company is nj based so do you think I should start looking for other options as I didn't get receipt notice as yet.thank you
commented May 16, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented May 16, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented May 16, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
Yes, less chances. But, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented May 16, 2015 by Jake Robert
Hi Dan,

My employer paid for the premium package. Still nothing back. Slim chance at this stage?

Thanks.
commented May 16, 2015 by Indy
Hi Dan,

My application was filled under premium processing, California center - master (advanced degree). The attorney says they have no information on my case and other colleagues who applied under regular processing, advanced degree program received their receipts on 23rd April. Does that mean I have no chances now?
commented May 16, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
USCIS has concluded all PP petitions. However, please wait until the H1B package has been returned. YOU NEVER KNOW
commented May 16, 2015 by claire
Dan can you confirm if the regular processing receipts have been issued.  My attorney did not receive one but sent the premium processing off on APril 28.  Therefore can I assume I'm still in the regular processing stage?

If so how long is this going to take?  Im a teacher and the school are waiting to see if they can employ me. :(
commented May 16, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
They have concluded sending all H1B Receipts today, see this http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015
commented May 17, 2015 by dan (24,504 points)
USCIS has concluded lottery and I guess no more H1B receipts. See this: http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015

Texas service center does not process H1B Petitions, its either California or Vermont http://www.uscis.gov/i-129-addresses
commented May 17, 2015 by SAIIIII
When is the last date for General cap regular processing for TEXAS.
commented May 18, 2015 by Dan
Can anyone update about receipts for H1B Premium processing FY 2015?
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Can anyone update about receipts for H1B Premium processing FY 2015?
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Please dont get depressed, its not end of the world, await return of package. Thanks!
commented May 21, 2015 by nash
No update received so far:( did anybody got receipt in last 2 days including today. Please comment.  I am going into depression. Plssss
commented May 21, 2015 by nashthebest
I still didint receive any receipt. I had called my lawyer they said that there is no update yet. :(
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
No, it's only for premium processing cases. They are still working on normal processing.
commented May 21, 2015 by Amy
If USCIS will conclude premium processing on April 28, does this mean that sending notice receipts for non-advanced degree, regular processing is also finish?
commented May 21, 2015 by james
my friends from the same employer got the receipt . they are NON AD regular processing.Not sure if i still have a chance. I am in AD - regular processing...
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
They have not sent all receipts yet, please wait.
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
They have sent for the 20k Quota, now they will be added to the Regular Quota, please wait for few weeks.
commented May 21, 2015 by James
Any news on Advanced degree- regular processing? I haven recieved mine- but my friends who have filed through NON Advanced Degree regular processing have recieved.
commented May 21, 2015 by Aysha
Did u call your lawyer or your employer ? and which center is ur application sent ? and what is the process is it Non-AD/RP/VSC ?
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Congratulations, I will help you if there is an RFE to get it approved.
commented May 21, 2015 by nashthebest
Good news, I had received mine yesterday. I sincerely thank to Mr. DAN and other forum members for supporting me. And this forum helped me a lot in getting the correct info and guidance. Thank you guys. Please pray that it should get approved.  Thank you.
commented May 21, 2015 by bobby siddi
Hey,

I'm wondering, if I have premium processing and didn't receive a receipt notice until the 28th, is it most likely that my case was denied?

Thanks
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Not really. The advanced degree H1Bs that were not picked in the lottery of 20000 Master's Quota are automatically added to the regular 58000 quota. You still stand a chance, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented May 21, 2015 by claire
Dan does this mean that all the advanced lottery degrees that were selected have been notified
commented May 21, 2015 by A
would anyone please tell me if they've received a confirmation receipt after the 29th despite having applied using premium processing? Thanks!
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
You better apply for STEM Extension immediately; even if your H1B is picked in the lottery, you need a work permit until Sep 30, 2014.

Unfortunately, it looks like they USCIS has concluded sending receipts for premium processing. However, I would still wait to see the returned H1B package.
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
I did not hear anything based on Comments here, emails and my day-to-day communication with several Employers.
commented May 21, 2015 by A
Dan, today is the 29th and my employer applied in my name under the advanced degree exception, premium processing. No news yet :( does this mean my application did not get selected? should I just give up hope? I know you said to wait, but my OPT expires May 19th, so I will have to apply for STEM extension by then, what if I have not received the package back by then? Thanks
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Most likely, USCIS has already begun processing H1B petitions filed under the Premium Processing Program. But, please wait until the package has been returned. Good luck!
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Give it few more weeks.
commented May 21, 2015 by sammy
There are many chances that employer would have received the receipt number but not shared with employee. I received my receipt no. yesterday i.e 30th Apr, however my employee rcvd it on 23rd Apr.



Just want to know how much tym would it take to get H1B approval?? Mail says 15 calender days...:)
commented May 21, 2015 by Rotem
Thanks Dan

I just found out that I was not applied with PP, guess it good news for me :)
Do you know when is the deadline for regular proccessing results?
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Hmm...Most likely, please wait until the H1 package has been returned.
commented May 21, 2015 by Rotem
Hi, I still didnt get my PP non AD answer, does it mean it will be probably be negative? :(
commented May 21, 2015 by Raj
Hi Dan.my H1b is applied as regular non advance.my company is nj based so do you think I should start looking for other options as I didn't get receipt notice as yet.thank you
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
They are sending H1B receipts slowly for Non-AD/RP, please wait for at least another 2-3 weeks.
commented May 21, 2015 by VeenaR
Hi Dan, Iam under NonAD/Regular processing.Applied from California Service centre. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Usually, When will the Regular Processing Receipts will be sent? Could u please help me on these.
How many days sould i wait?
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Only premium processing H1B petitions are adjudicated in 15 days, it does not mean that you will get an Approval in 15 days. In 15 days they may approve the H1B or issue an RFE (Request for Evidence), if an RFE is sent, the 15 day period will reset to another 15 days from the date they receive a response to the RFE. If an RFE is issued, they allow at least 2 months to send a response and employers usually wait for 2 months to respond. In that case, a premium processing case will be as good as regular processing. It is bad idea to apply in premium for an H1B which would begin after 6 months when one can go for regular processing and save $1225.00. There is absolutely no advantage in applying for Premium Processing if the start date is October 01. If there is any delay in H1B regular processing, the H1B petition can always be upgraded to Premium Processing at a later time.
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Although the email states April 23, Employer may have received it late and it always happens!
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
Yes, less chances. But, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented May 21, 2015 by jake robert
Hi Dan,

My employer paid for the premium package. Still nothing back. Slim chance at this stage?

Thanks.
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented May 21, 2015 by nit
Hi Dan,
I am under NonAD/Premium processing. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Does this mean i am not selected in the lottery?
commented May 21, 2015 by SAIIIII
When is the last date for General cap regular processing for TEXAS.
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
They have concluded sending all H1B Receipts today, see this http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015
commented May 21, 2015 by Indy
Hi Dan,

My application was filled under premium processing, California center - master (advanced degree). The attorney says they have no information on my case and other colleagues who applied under regular processing, advanced degree program received their receipts on 23rd April. Does that mean I have no chances now?
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
USCIS has concluded all PP petitions. However, please wait until the H1B package has been returned. YOU NEVER KNOW
commented May 21, 2015 by claire
Dan can you confirm if the regular processing receipts have been issued.  My attorney did not receive one but sent the premium processing off on APril 28.  Therefore can I assume I'm still in the regular processing stage?

If so how long is this going to take?  Im a teacher and the school are waiting to see if they can employ me. :(
commented May 21, 2015 by Dan
USCIS has concluded lottery and I guess no more H1B receipts. See this: http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015

Texas service center does not process H1B Petitions, its either California or Vermont http://www.uscis.gov/i-129-addresses
commented May 24, 2015 by nash
No update received so far:( did anybody got receipt in last 2 days including today. Please comment.  I am going into depression. Plssss
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Please dont get depressed, its not end of the world, await return of package. Thanks!
commented May 24, 2015 by Amy
If USCIS will conclude premium processing on April 28, does this mean that sending notice receipts for non-advanced degree, regular processing is also finish?
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
No, it's only for premium processing cases. They are still working on normal processing.
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Can anyone update about receipts for H1B Premium processing FY 2015?
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
They have sent for the 20k Quota, now they will be added to the Regular Quota, please wait for few weeks.
commented May 24, 2015 by James
Any news on Advanced degree- regular processing? I haven recieved mine- but my friends who have filed through NON Advanced Degree regular processing have recieved.
commented May 24, 2015 by james
my friends from the same employer got the receipt . they are NON AD regular processing.Not sure if i still have a chance. I am in AD - regular processing...
commented May 24, 2015 by Aysha
Did u call your lawyer or your employer ? and which center is ur application sent ? and what is the process is it Non-AD/RP/VSC ?
commented May 24, 2015 by nashthebest
I still didint receive any receipt. I had called my lawyer they said that there is no update yet. :(
commented May 24, 2015 by nashthebest
Good news, I had received mine yesterday. I sincerely thank to Mr. DAN and other forum members for supporting me. And this forum helped me a lot in getting the correct info and guidance. Thank you guys. Please pray that it should get approved.  Thank you.
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Congratulations, I will help you if there is an RFE to get it approved.
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Not really. The advanced degree H1Bs that were not picked in the lottery of 20000 Master's Quota are automatically added to the regular 58000 quota. You still stand a chance, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented May 24, 2015 by claire
Dan does this mean that all the advanced lottery degrees that were selected have been notified
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
They have not sent all receipts yet, please wait.
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
You better apply for STEM Extension immediately; even if your H1B is picked in the lottery, you need a work permit until Sep 30, 2014.

Unfortunately, it looks like they USCIS has concluded sending receipts for premium processing. However, I would still wait to see the returned H1B package.
commented May 24, 2015 by A
would anyone please tell me if they've received a confirmation receipt after the 29th despite having applied using premium processing? Thanks!
commented May 24, 2015 by A
Dan, today is the 29th and my employer applied in my name under the advanced degree exception, premium processing. No news yet :( does this mean my application did not get selected? should I just give up hope? I know you said to wait, but my OPT expires May 19th, so I will have to apply for STEM extension by then, what if I have not received the package back by then? Thanks
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Most likely, USCIS has already begun processing H1B petitions filed under the Premium Processing Program. But, please wait until the package has been returned. Good luck!
commented May 24, 2015 by bobby siddi
Hey,

I'm wondering, if I have premium processing and didn't receive a receipt notice until the 28th, is it most likely that my case was denied?

Thanks
commented May 24, 2015 by Rotem
Thanks Dan

I just found out that I was not applied with PP, guess it good news for me :)
Do you know when is the deadline for regular proccessing results?
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Hmm...Most likely, please wait until the H1 package has been returned.
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Give it few more weeks.
commented May 24, 2015 by Rotem
Hi, I still didnt get my PP non AD answer, does it mean it will be probably be negative? :(
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
I did not hear anything based on Comments here, emails and my day-to-day communication with several Employers.
commented May 24, 2015 by VeenaR
Hi Dan, Iam under NonAD/Regular processing.Applied from California Service centre. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Usually, When will the Regular Processing Receipts will be sent? Could u please help me on these.
How many days sould i wait?
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
They are sending H1B receipts slowly for Non-AD/RP, please wait for at least another 2-3 weeks.
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Although the email states April 23, Employer may have received it late and it always happens!
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Only premium processing H1B petitions are adjudicated in 15 days, it does not mean that you will get an Approval in 15 days. In 15 days they may approve the H1B or issue an RFE (Request for Evidence), if an RFE is sent, the 15 day period will reset to another 15 days from the date they receive a response to the RFE. If an RFE is issued, they allow at least 2 months to send a response and employers usually wait for 2 months to respond. In that case, a premium processing case will be as good as regular processing. It is bad idea to apply in premium for an H1B which would begin after 6 months when one can go for regular processing and save $1225.00. There is absolutely no advantage in applying for Premium Processing if the start date is October 01. If there is any delay in H1B regular processing, the H1B petition can always be upgraded to Premium Processing at a later time.
commented May 24, 2015 by sammy
There are many chances that employer would have received the receipt number but not shared with employee. I received my receipt no. yesterday i.e 30th Apr, however my employee rcvd it on 23rd Apr.



Just want to know how much tym would it take to get H1B approval?? Mail says 15 calender days...:)
commented May 24, 2015 by jake robert
Hi Dan,

My employer paid for the premium package. Still nothing back. Slim chance at this stage?

Thanks.
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented May 24, 2015 by Raj
Hi Dan.my H1b is applied as regular non advance.my company is nj based so do you think I should start looking for other options as I didn't get receipt notice as yet.thank you
commented May 24, 2015 by nit
Hi Dan,
I am under NonAD/Premium processing. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Does this mean i am not selected in the lottery?
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
They have concluded sending all H1B Receipts today, see this http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
USCIS has concluded all PP petitions. However, please wait until the H1B package has been returned. YOU NEVER KNOW
commented May 24, 2015 by claire
Dan can you confirm if the regular processing receipts have been issued.  My attorney did not receive one but sent the premium processing off on APril 28.  Therefore can I assume I'm still in the regular processing stage?

If so how long is this going to take?  Im a teacher and the school are waiting to see if they can employ me. :(
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
Yes, less chances. But, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented May 24, 2015 by Indy
Hi Dan,

My application was filled under premium processing, California center - master (advanced degree). The attorney says they have no information on my case and other colleagues who applied under regular processing, advanced degree program received their receipts on 23rd April. Does that mean I have no chances now?
commented May 24, 2015 by Dan
USCIS has concluded lottery and I guess no more H1B receipts. See this: http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015

Texas service center does not process H1B Petitions, its either California or Vermont http://www.uscis.gov/i-129-addresses
commented May 24, 2015 by SAIIIII
When is the last date for General cap regular processing for TEXAS.
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Please dont get depressed, its not end of the world, await return of package. Thanks!
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
No, it's only for premium processing cases. They are still working on normal processing.
commented May 28, 2015 by nash
No update received so far:( did anybody got receipt in last 2 days including today. Please comment.  I am going into depression. Plssss
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Can anyone update about receipts for H1B Premium processing FY 2015?
commented May 28, 2015 by Amy
If USCIS will conclude premium processing on April 28, does this mean that sending notice receipts for non-advanced degree, regular processing is also finish?
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
They have sent for the 20k Quota, now they will be added to the Regular Quota, please wait for few weeks.
commented May 28, 2015 by James
Any news on Advanced degree- regular processing? I haven recieved mine- but my friends who have filed through NON Advanced Degree regular processing have recieved.
commented May 28, 2015 by james
my friends from the same employer got the receipt . they are NON AD regular processing.Not sure if i still have a chance. I am in AD - regular processing...
commented May 28, 2015 by Aysha
Did u call your lawyer or your employer ? and which center is ur application sent ? and what is the process is it Non-AD/RP/VSC ?
commented May 28, 2015 by nashthebest
I still didint receive any receipt. I had called my lawyer they said that there is no update yet. :(
commented May 28, 2015 by nashthebest
Good news, I had received mine yesterday. I sincerely thank to Mr. DAN and other forum members for supporting me. And this forum helped me a lot in getting the correct info and guidance. Thank you guys. Please pray that it should get approved.  Thank you.
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Congratulations, I will help you if there is an RFE to get it approved.
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Not really. The advanced degree H1Bs that were not picked in the lottery of 20000 Master's Quota are automatically added to the regular 58000 quota. You still stand a chance, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented May 28, 2015 by claire
Dan does this mean that all the advanced lottery degrees that were selected have been notified
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
They have not sent all receipts yet, please wait.
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
You better apply for STEM Extension immediately; even if your H1B is picked in the lottery, you need a work permit until Sep 30, 2014.

Unfortunately, it looks like they USCIS has concluded sending receipts for premium processing. However, I would still wait to see the returned H1B package.
commented May 28, 2015 by A
Dan, today is the 29th and my employer applied in my name under the advanced degree exception, premium processing. No news yet :( does this mean my application did not get selected? should I just give up hope? I know you said to wait, but my OPT expires May 19th, so I will have to apply for STEM extension by then, what if I have not received the package back by then? Thanks
commented May 28, 2015 by A
would anyone please tell me if they've received a confirmation receipt after the 29th despite having applied using premium processing? Thanks!
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Most likely, USCIS has already begun processing H1B petitions filed under the Premium Processing Program. But, please wait until the package has been returned. Good luck!
commented May 28, 2015 by bobby siddi
Hey,

I'm wondering, if I have premium processing and didn't receive a receipt notice until the 28th, is it most likely that my case was denied?

Thanks
commented May 28, 2015 by Rotem
Thanks Dan

I just found out that I was not applied with PP, guess it good news for me :)
Do you know when is the deadline for regular proccessing results?
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Hmm...Most likely, please wait until the H1 package has been returned.
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Give it few more weeks.
commented May 28, 2015 by Rotem
Hi, I still didnt get my PP non AD answer, does it mean it will be probably be negative? :(
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
I did not hear anything based on Comments here, emails and my day-to-day communication with several Employers.
commented May 28, 2015 by VeenaR
Hi Dan, Iam under NonAD/Regular processing.Applied from California Service centre. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Usually, When will the Regular Processing Receipts will be sent? Could u please help me on these.
How many days sould i wait?
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
They are sending H1B receipts slowly for Non-AD/RP, please wait for at least another 2-3 weeks.
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Although the email states April 23, Employer may have received it late and it always happens!
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Only premium processing H1B petitions are adjudicated in 15 days, it does not mean that you will get an Approval in 15 days. In 15 days they may approve the H1B or issue an RFE (Request for Evidence), if an RFE is sent, the 15 day period will reset to another 15 days from the date they receive a response to the RFE. If an RFE is issued, they allow at least 2 months to send a response and employers usually wait for 2 months to respond. In that case, a premium processing case will be as good as regular processing. It is bad idea to apply in premium for an H1B which would begin after 6 months when one can go for regular processing and save $1225.00. There is absolutely no advantage in applying for Premium Processing if the start date is October 01. If there is any delay in H1B regular processing, the H1B petition can always be upgraded to Premium Processing at a later time.
commented May 28, 2015 by sammy
There are many chances that employer would have received the receipt number but not shared with employee. I received my receipt no. yesterday i.e 30th Apr, however my employee rcvd it on 23rd Apr.



Just want to know how much tym would it take to get H1B approval?? Mail says 15 calender days...:)
commented May 28, 2015 by nit
Hi Dan,
I am under NonAD/Premium processing. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Does this mean i am not selected in the lottery?
commented May 28, 2015 by jake robert
Hi Dan,

My employer paid for the premium package. Still nothing back. Slim chance at this stage?

Thanks.
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented May 28, 2015 by Raj
Hi Dan.my H1b is applied as regular non advance.my company is nj based so do you think I should start looking for other options as I didn't get receipt notice as yet.thank you
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
They have concluded sending all H1B Receipts today, see this http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015
commented May 28, 2015 by claire
Dan can you confirm if the regular processing receipts have been issued.  My attorney did not receive one but sent the premium processing off on APril 28.  Therefore can I assume I'm still in the regular processing stage?

If so how long is this going to take?  Im a teacher and the school are waiting to see if they can employ me. :(
commented May 28, 2015 by Indy
Hi Dan,

My application was filled under premium processing, California center - master (advanced degree). The attorney says they have no information on my case and other colleagues who applied under regular processing, advanced degree program received their receipts on 23rd April. Does that mean I have no chances now?
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
USCIS has concluded all PP petitions. However, please wait until the H1B package has been returned. YOU NEVER KNOW
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
Yes, less chances. But, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented May 28, 2015 by Dan
USCIS has concluded lottery and I guess no more H1B receipts. See this: http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015

Texas service center does not process H1B Petitions, its either California or Vermont http://www.uscis.gov/i-129-addresses
commented May 28, 2015 by SAIIIII
When is the last date for General cap regular processing for TEXAS.
commented May 31, 2015 by Dan
Please dont get depressed, its not end of the world, await return of package. Thanks!
commented May 31, 2015 by Dan
Can anyone update about receipts for H1B Premium processing FY 2015?
commented May 31, 2015 by nash
No update received so far:( did anybody got receipt in last 2 days including today. Please comment.  I am going into depression. Plssss
commented May 31, 2015 by Dan
No, it's only for premium processing cases. They are still working on normal processing.
commented May 31, 2015 by Amy
If USCIS will conclude premium processing on April 28, does this mean that sending notice receipts for non-advanced degree, regular processing is also finish?
commented May 31, 2015 by james
my friends from the same employer got the receipt . they are NON AD regular processing.Not sure if i still have a chance. I am in AD - regular processing...
commented May 31, 2015 by Dan
They have sent for the 20k Quota, now they will be added to the Regular Quota, please wait for few weeks.
commented May 31, 2015 by nashthebest
I still didint receive any receipt. I had called my lawyer they said that there is no update yet. :(
commented May 31, 2015 by James
Any news on Advanced degree- regular processing? I haven recieved mine- but my friends who have filed through NON Advanced Degree regular processing have recieved.
commented May 31, 2015 by Aysha
Did u call your lawyer or your employer ? and which center is ur application sent ? and what is the process is it Non-AD/RP/VSC ?
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
Congratulations, I will help you if there is an RFE to get it approved.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by nashthebest
Good news, I had received mine yesterday. I sincerely thank to Mr. DAN and other forum members for supporting me. And this forum helped me a lot in getting the correct info and guidance. Thank you guys. Please pray that it should get approved.  Thank you.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
Not really. The advanced degree H1Bs that were not picked in the lottery of 20000 Master's Quota are automatically added to the regular 58000 quota. You still stand a chance, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
They have not sent all receipts yet, please wait.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by claire
Dan does this mean that all the advanced lottery degrees that were selected have been notified
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
You better apply for STEM Extension immediately; even if your H1B is picked in the lottery, you need a work permit until Sep 30, 2014.

Unfortunately, it looks like they USCIS has concluded sending receipts for premium processing. However, I would still wait to see the returned H1B package.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by A
Dan, today is the 29th and my employer applied in my name under the advanced degree exception, premium processing. No news yet :( does this mean my application did not get selected? should I just give up hope? I know you said to wait, but my OPT expires May 19th, so I will have to apply for STEM extension by then, what if I have not received the package back by then? Thanks
commented Jun 1, 2015 by A
would anyone please tell me if they've received a confirmation receipt after the 29th despite having applied using premium processing? Thanks!
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
Most likely, USCIS has already begun processing H1B petitions filed under the Premium Processing Program. But, please wait until the package has been returned. Good luck!
commented Jun 1, 2015 by bobby siddi
Hey,

I'm wondering, if I have premium processing and didn't receive a receipt notice until the 28th, is it most likely that my case was denied?

Thanks
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Rotem
Thanks Dan

I just found out that I was not applied with PP, guess it good news for me :)
Do you know when is the deadline for regular proccessing results?
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
Hmm...Most likely, please wait until the H1 package has been returned.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
Give it few more weeks.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Rotem
Hi, I still didnt get my PP non AD answer, does it mean it will be probably be negative? :(
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
I did not hear anything based on Comments here, emails and my day-to-day communication with several Employers.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by VeenaR
Hi Dan, Iam under NonAD/Regular processing.Applied from California Service centre. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Usually, When will the Regular Processing Receipts will be sent? Could u please help me on these.
How many days sould i wait?
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
They are sending H1B receipts slowly for Non-AD/RP, please wait for at least another 2-3 weeks.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
Although the email states April 23, Employer may have received it late and it always happens!
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
Only premium processing H1B petitions are adjudicated in 15 days, it does not mean that you will get an Approval in 15 days. In 15 days they may approve the H1B or issue an RFE (Request for Evidence), if an RFE is sent, the 15 day period will reset to another 15 days from the date they receive a response to the RFE. If an RFE is issued, they allow at least 2 months to send a response and employers usually wait for 2 months to respond. In that case, a premium processing case will be as good as regular processing. It is bad idea to apply in premium for an H1B which would begin after 6 months when one can go for regular processing and save $1225.00. There is absolutely no advantage in applying for Premium Processing if the start date is October 01. If there is any delay in H1B regular processing, the H1B petition can always be upgraded to Premium Processing at a later time.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by sammy
There are many chances that employer would have received the receipt number but not shared with employee. I received my receipt no. yesterday i.e 30th Apr, however my employee rcvd it on 23rd Apr.



Just want to know how much tym would it take to get H1B approval?? Mail says 15 calender days...:)
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented Jun 1, 2015 by nit
Hi Dan,
I am under NonAD/Premium processing. I still didn't get any update regarding the lottery status. Does this mean i am not selected in the lottery?
commented Jun 1, 2015 by jake robert
Hi Dan,

My employer paid for the premium package. Still nothing back. Slim chance at this stage?

Thanks.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
They are still sending receipts, please wait!
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Raj
Hi Dan.my H1b is applied as regular non advance.my company is nj based so do you think I should start looking for other options as I didn't get receipt notice as yet.thank you
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
They have concluded sending all H1B Receipts today, see this http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015
commented Jun 1, 2015 by claire
Dan can you confirm if the regular processing receipts have been issued.  My attorney did not receive one but sent the premium processing off on APril 28.  Therefore can I assume I'm still in the regular processing stage?

If so how long is this going to take?  Im a teacher and the school are waiting to see if they can employ me. :(
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Indy
Hi Dan,

My application was filled under premium processing, California center - master (advanced degree). The attorney says they have no information on my case and other colleagues who applied under regular processing, advanced degree program received their receipts on 23rd April. Does that mean I have no chances now?
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
USCIS has concluded all PP petitions. However, please wait until the H1B package has been returned. YOU NEVER KNOW
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
Yes, less chances. But, please wait until the H1B package has been returned.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by Dan
USCIS has concluded lottery and I guess no more H1B receipts. See this: http://h1bsupport.com/blog/flash-news-no-more-h1b-receipt-from-uscis-fy-2015

Texas service center does not process H1B Petitions, its either California or Vermont http://www.uscis.gov/i-129-addresses
commented Jun 1, 2015 by SAIIIII
When is the last date for General cap regular processing for TEXAS.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
Hello Dan,
Did you get to know if someone got their H1B approved who applied in Regular processing?
By the way, you're doing great work. Good going!!!
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Dan
I have not heard from anyone.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
And could you please confirm when he/she got the confirmation and please share the first 5 digits after CSC in the receipt number?
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
How about anyone who applied at EAC with NonAD?
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Dan
Yes, one candidate told me he got an approval from CSC/AD/RP. Thanks!
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
Thank you.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Dan
I will ask the candidate. Please note that CSC starts with WAC.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
Flash News!!! Somebody posted that his wife application got approved from Vermont today. Her application is AD/RP/EAC got receipted on April 17th which got approved today it seems.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Dan
That could be for receipts issued on that day, it may not be for adjudicating H1B petitions. There may be a delay in processing the H1B petition, based on the merits of the case.

I will update any new information for VSC.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
As I understand, the first 5 digits after WAC will be same for the persons that were processed on that day... only last 5 digits will vary with their application. Anyway, no problem. Thanks for your time. Please update us if you receive something about NonAD/RP from Vermont (EAC) center.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
Hey Dan,

Did you get to know anything?
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Dan
He is not willing to share the receipt number. :(
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Dan
Thanks for the update!
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
Hello Dan,

Is there any way that the status of the approval process can be checked? Can I directly call USCIS or only my attorney should make  a call if this is the only way?
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Dan
Only Employer/Attorney can call USCIS.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Dan
I am not clear about your H1B, please let me know if you got an H1 receipt and why you want to contact USCIS?
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
If attorney calls them, what could be the reply from USCIS? I'm asking this, as I'm planning to upgrade the process to Premium processing. I'm just curious if the process is at the ending stage.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Dan
If you upgrade to Premium processing and if the H1B was already approved before the premium I-907 reaches USCIS, USCIS will return the form along with any fee. You will NOT be charged, you may go ahead and file the premium.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Raju
I've applied for H1B under regular processing and it got picked in lottery. Now, I'm planning to upgrade the process to premium processing. Before doing that, I just want to check with USCIS about my approval process standing. If they're about to finish the process, my money will be mere waste if I go for premium processing. So, I want to know from you whether USCIS tells to attorney about my case standing? Hope it is clear!
commented Apr 14 by anonymous
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