H1 transfer premium to FAANG (receipt date 15th)

Salesforce jobhunters
Jun 26 23 Comments

Hello.
I’m switching to FAANG as a program manager. My case explained below.

Current role: Sr Analyst
FAANG: Program manager
Masters in management information systems in US
Bachelors in Computers, stats and math in India
Overall 8+ years experience (2.6 years in USA)
H1 transfer filed: 13th June
Receipt date: 15th June
California professing center

Is uscis just backlogged on professing transfer applications ? Please comment if someone else is in a similar situation.

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 23 Comments
  • New transh1
    Its 15 calendar days. Calm down
    Jun 26 0
  • Salesforce jobhunters
    OP
    RFE issued today. I think BAL lawyers screwed up. Not sure how long this process is going to take now.
    Jun 27 9
    • Salesforce jobhunters
      OP
      @sin shady my petition was filed with 15-1132 SOC. The SOC I see for PM is 15-1199.09. Ok I will look to see how better we can explain the job duties as well as my skill sets.
      At this point I’m not certain what the RFE is for and am hoping it’s something small. Can I have a quick chat with you offline ?
      Jun 27
    • New transh1
      I think most likely will be specialty occupation. When u first filed the petition, did u submit a detailed job description to the attorney and try to relate with classes u took for ur degrees?
      Jun 28
    • New transh1
      For the process, it will most likely take another 3 months. Lawyer always takes their sweet time to prepare the documents and respond rfe couple days before the deadline. The deadline usually 87 days
      Jun 28
    • Salesforce jobhunters
      OP
      @transh1 I was never asked for a detailed JD and never gave anything. Lawyer never asks us for anything. It’s not like we have that much leverage over the process
      Jun 28
    • New transh1
      I see. My attorney asked me and hiring manager the detailed jd and try to relate with my classes during initial petition. I was surprised for that as well.
      Jun 28
  • OSIsoft sin shady
    OP, I had the exact dates as yours (filing and receipt generation) and I just received the approval today evening. Don't sweat. You should most likely hear back before the end of this week.
    Jun 27 2
    • New transh1
      Hey. How did u know if its approved this evening? Did u check or ur lawyer told u?
      Jun 27
    • OSIsoft sin shady
      I had the receipt number and checked the status on USCIS portal. It turned to approved earlier today afternoon. Then about 6-7 hours later the lawyer notified me that they received an approval notification too.
      Jun 27
  • Salesforce jobhunters
    OP
    @credit suisse it’s on the business side not a TPM. Good luck with BAL. Hope they explain your case properly in the petition. Ensure that your case is presented well.
    Jun 27 2
    • Credit Suisse treadstone
      Thanks for the detail. Hope you’re RFE gets cleared soon :) BAL will be filing next week and haven’t asked me for the LCA job code or description. So I guess all I can do is hope for the best! Keep us updated on any progress on your end.

      Edit:

      Also I was going to through bunch of successful H1B petitions for Program Manager role and almost all of them have the SOC job code 13-1111 (Management Analysts). Maybe that is something you can bring up with BAL.
      Jun 27
    • Salesforce jobhunters
      OP
      Thanks a lot. I’ll look into that and keep you posted on how this goes.
      Jun 27
  • Amazon QVBq75
    Mine was filed on the 17th and not even a receipt so far. Yep, it is being premium processed btw.
    Jun 26 0
  • Salesforce jobhunters
    OP
    Btw does USCIS also send out approvals on weekends ?
    Jun 26 1
    • New transh1
      Based on ur receipt that u got on saturday, i guess so
      Jun 27
  • Credit Suisse treadstone
    @jobhunters - I’m sort of in a similar situation. Have got an offer for Program Manager role at one of the FANG and BAL will file H1-B next week. I have sort of similar background as yours. I’m expecting an RFE as my masters is in a Non CS engineering field and role is more on the operational side. Quick q - is the the Program Manager role of yours more on the technical or business side?
    Jun 27 0
  • Salesforce jobhunters
    OP
    Wow this tells me USCIS is not processing it serially.
    A few of my friends got approval without a receipt notice so @amazon you never kno
    Jun 26 0
  • Salesforce jobhunters
    OP
    I know but another friend who filed on 17th and receipt notice 19th at CSC got an approval today
    Jun 26 0