H1 transfer

Accenture M0n1ka
Aug 14 100 Comments

Anyone got H1b transfer filed recently at California Service Center? i wanted to check how long it usually take? for some folks it got approved in 3-5 days ( got from some posts earlier)
Mine got filed on Aug 9th in premium and it is within premium window.
current TC- 145k

new employer - Amazon
L5, TC-290k
SOC- software developer, application L3
Education- B.Tech instrumentation technology from one if the NIT
yoe-9
didnt get any RFE in my last couple extensions.

Appreciate your relevant comments.

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  • Concur vmh87
    Mine was filed on 6th for Amazon. Got approval today (15th Aug)
    Aug 15 13
    • Concur picapica2
      Haha. Glad this post is working to get approvals.
      Aug 16
    • T-Mobile / Eng sirius996
      Lol 😅 let the lady luck or whatever continue.
      Aug 16
    • Apple Red4life93
      Mine got approved yesterday, same timeframe (1 week); may the streak of good luck from this thread continue!
      Aug 17
    • Filed on 6th Sep. When to expect the receipt?
      Sep 10
    • My H1 transfer was approved today by CSC within 5 days. This thread is indeed lucky. Good luck to all.
      Sep 13
  • tekzenit, Inc. M@n0
    Hello,
    I got an RFE on May 15th and submitted the response on 6th Aug.
    USCIS system updated it as "Response To USCIS' Request For Evidence Was Received" on 12th Aug. Premium processing clock started on 13th.
    When can i expect a response from USCIS on the final decision? The wait is very stressful!! Phew!
    BTW i am moving from a small company to Amazon
    Aug 19 13
    • tekzenit, Inc. M@n0
      Apparently, this post really has some luck going on. Mine was approved as of this morning:) don’t know the dates yet.
      Thank you everyone for wishing me the best !!
      Aug 20
    • Insight SekL74
      Great congratulations
      Aug 20
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Congratulations! I will keep this post active and won’t delete then 😀

      Email usually comes next day to attorney with approval notice, start and end date
      Aug 20
    • Facebook ewQj67
      Pray mine gets approved soon.
      Aug 28
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Good luck!
      Aug 29
  • Apple Red4life93
    Same boat, petition was received on August 9th (filed under Premium processing)
    Aug 14 3
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Good luck! Please post once you get an update
      Aug 14
    • Apple Red4life93
      Thanks and good luck to you as well! I had another petition filed a couple of weeks ago at the Nebraska center and that got approved in 2 days so this is definitely longer
      Aug 14
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Mine extension got approved in 3 days there few months back..
      Aug 14
  • Insight SekL74
    I got RFE yesterday(13th Aug) from California center. Filed on 2nd Aug. My new employer is Amazon too.
    Aug 14 8
    • Insight SekL74
      That was a good move. I also needed to do that and review. We should not blindly trust on Fragomen. I will ask for them now before they file for RFE reponse.
      Aug 14
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Also your profile should have job duties mentioned in O*net website for particular soc, I have been following this and didn’t get any RFE so far. Accenture usually submit expert opinions letter along with petition but Amazon only submitted H1 support letter.. I don’t have access to those documents but can see in my profile that employer provided
      Aug 14
    • Cisco nah888
      Is it mandatory to have same SOC code ? I see that my current SOC is 15-1132 and amazon filed with 15-1133
      I checked ONET site and don’t see too much difference between the two
      Should I be worried ?
      Aug 15
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Not mandatory.. I just kept mine as don’t want to give any reason to USCIS to issue RFE as they approved earlier me on same SOC. I saw some folks got RFE because of drastic change in new role and went with that..
      If your document and job description is good enough, they don’t have any reason to reject.. be positive and good luck
      Aug 16
    • Ellie Mae gbucks
      What is soc code?
      Mine was applied on 12 th August. I received rfe
      Sep 3
  • New / Finance
    qwe1942

    New Finance

    PRE
    American Century Investments
    qwe1942more
    Filed on 14th, just got approved today (23rd). California Service Center.
    Aug 23 3
    • Ellie Mae fofevo
      Mine was applied on aug 12th California center.
      Not approved yet.
      Who told you it’s approved? Your lawyer? Or did you check it online?
      Aug 23
    • New / Finance
      qwe1942

      New Finance

      PRE
      American Century Investments
      qwe1942more
      Both - my lawyer and online.
      Aug 23
    • Ellie Mae fofevo
      Thanks. My status online is not changed. I am worried of rfe 😢
      Aug 23
  • Accenture M0n1ka
    OP
    Guys got an update last evening.. my case was approved on 08/14.
    Receipt date mentioned 08/10 but premier clock started on 08/09.. got approval on 08/14.

    Yet to heat from attorney about actual approval dates but I hope it will be for 3 years
    Aug 15 3
    • Cisco nah888
      Congratulations!! When is your joining date ?
      Aug 15
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Mostly Sept 2nd week. I will take a week off to use my accrued vacation in August so little delay
      Aug 15
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Got it for 3 years..
      Aug 15
  • Accenture M0n1ka
    OP
    No change in type should help, i-140 approval doesn’t matter as that is just a token to extend visa without 6 years limit so that is there just for eligibility check.
    Aug 20 1
    • VMware Tmnt!
      Thank you!
      Aug 20
  • Google The Old Nite
    10 days for me under premium processing.
    Aug 14 1
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Thanks! I hope to get some update this week
      Aug 14
  • Sprint gh888
    From my own experience ( for FTE only -No staffing) I can say the job description provided by the employer, how it relates to the speciality occupation degree requested by your employer and how your coursework relates to the job description are the key elements for RFE chances . More than even TC. If all of the above are well detailed in your application then you should be through.. 5 days or 15 is irrelevant. Just be patient and good luck !
    Aug 14 1
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      They had a good job description and I had a good foreign degree evaluation which states degree and experience is equal to dual degree bachelors of science and management information systems.
      Let’s see how it goes.
      Aug 14
  • Microsoft msftgone
    5 days...got approval last week. Was filed one week before that
    Aug 14 0
  • Cisco nah888
    Filed on Aug 9th, no response yet . I am beginning to get worried
    Aug 20 7
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Oh! Good luck to you
      Aug 20
    • VMware Tmnt!
      Reason for rfe?
      Aug 21
    • Cisco nah888
      Don’t know yet . USCIS status was just updated last night
      Aug 21
    • VMware Tmnt!
      I hope they dont just send RFEs to cases they are not able to look at in 15 days!
      Aug 21
    • Ellie Mae fofevo
      Are you guys able to check status online?
      Aug 22
  • Cisco nah888
    Same here . Filed on 8th aug , still awaiting .
    Fragomen is not giving case number to track
    Aug 14 7
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      I got the case number on Monday when they updated on their portal in my case section
      Aug 14
    • Cisco nah888
      Got the case number today , USCIS site shows it was received on Aug 10
      Fingers crossed
      Aug 15
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Good luck.. new employer?
      Aug 15
    • Cisco nah888
      Same as yours ,Amazon
      Aug 16
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Cool!
      Aug 16
  • Wayfair suvajitc
    Mine filled from California on Sep 4th in premium. Waiting for decision.
    Sep 6 3
    • How much time to get the receipt?
      Sep 6
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      With in 72 hours
      Sep 7
    • Any decision yet?
      Sep 11
  • Wells Fargo gNsj26
    Mine was filed on June 5th. Got RFE on June 12th. RFE response sent on Aug15th. Got approval on Aug 22nd. I joined on h1 receipt - so it is a big relief!
    Aug 23 3
    • E*Trade / Eng noname9
      why the response was sent so late?
      Aug 23
    • Insight SekL74
      Do you mind sharing the lawyer who filed? Also what was your deadline to file rfe ? Rfe reason?
      Aug 23
    • Wells Fargo gNsj26
      RFE response was sent to USCIS just a week before the deadline. They did not tell me the exact RFE reason but one paralegal mention on phone that it's specialty occupation. They didn't contact me for RFE response. It's a small law firm not Fragomen or such! I do not know why they replied to RFE late in spite of my request to respond early.
      Aug 23
  • Wells Fargo gNsj26
    I got specialty occupation RFE with my h1b transfer at the California service center. New employer just responded to it..waiting for their go/no-go decision..😞
    Aug 17 2
    • Sprint tc20201
      What do you mean by go/no-go ? Are they thinking about Rescinding the offer ?
      Aug 19
    • Wells Fargo gNsj26
      I am waiting for the final response from uscis. I already joined the new company on receipt.
      Aug 19
  • Juniper HanSolo1
    My application is received on Sept 6th under premium processing. Waiting for update. :-)
    Sep 12 1
  • Deluxe Pr1y@6
    Mine was filed on 21st and received receipt on 22nd for H1B transfer in PP at Nebraska center. Waiting for the USCIS response. Will post it here once I get an update.
    Aug 23 1
    • Deluxe Pr1y@6
      It’s approved for me today.
      Aug 26
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    • E*Trade / Eng noname9
      when was it filed?
      Aug 23
  • Microsoft CaughtOnce
    290k for L5! Great offer. Seems like an exception. Congrats!
    Aug 14 1
    • Accenture M0n1ka
      OP
      Initial offer was 240k but I had competitive offer and got a decent feedback from bar raiser so ended up this much.
      I have other transfer pending as well .. delaying documents so amazon will go through first.
      Aug 14
  • New mggH64
    Mine was filed on Aug 26th. still awaiting . New employer is Amazon
    Fragomen is not giving case number to track
    Sep 3 0

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