H1b 2019 Premium Processing “UPGRADE” Rejected

Amazon kuchnai
Feb 25 23 Comments

A friend who filed for 2019 H1b ( filed in apr 2018) tried upgrading his application to premium processing after it was opened earlier this month. They rejected his premium processing request around 10 Feb and he got the reason last week saying “a decision has been made on your application, so we are returning premium processing fee.”. But his application is still pending and he hasn’t got an update. What does this mean? He works for a small employer and their lawyer has no idea what this means he just tells to wait.

Please note his application(I-129) is still pending but his premium processing upgrade(I-907) was rejected saying a decision has been made which doesn’t make any sense since his application(I-129) is still in review. Any idea anyone?

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TOP 23 Comments
  • Oracle dsabc
    Wait for the rejection it may have been rejected due to a reason based on job description or minimal requirement
    Feb 25 9
    • Amazon kuchnai
      OP
      He already submitted rfe in November last year.
      Feb 25
    • Oracle dsabc
      May be they made a decision and did not have time to update the status on the site . The status hardly gets updated for California Centre
      Feb 25
    • Amazon kuchnai
      OP
      But then why did he not receive anything yet? The 907 was rejected on 15 feb. assuming a decision was made in 15th, he should have received something by now. Also, he received 907 reject on 20 feb, which is now already 5 days ago. Even if they did send the decision that or next day, still should have received it by now.
      Feb 25
    • Amazon kuchnai
      OP
      Also is it true? I didn’t know they will not update the website for California center. What are they doing then. Keeping application pending for 1 year not even updating status etc. sucks!
      Feb 25
    • Oracle dsabc
      I think USCIS is overloaded they are slow at this time and hence the premium was suspended too ... expect delays
      Feb 25
  • United Wholesale Mortgage / Eng
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    Feb 25 1
    • Microsoft cs75
      Like seriously
      Feb 25
  • Wells Fargo gyut
    Sometimes they approve or reject the application but not update the online status. When your friend upgraded for premium, the decision was made on the application, that’s why they rejected PP..The lawyer has to get the hard copy to get to the conclusion on application status.. you never know his application may have been approved..
    Feb 25 3
    • Amazon kuchnai
      OP
      But the thing is it’s been over 3 weeks, we got the upgrade deject reason last Monday(after 2 weeks) but still haven’t received anything related to the application itself.
      Feb 25
    • Wells Fargo gyut
      He has to check with his lawyer..the notices goes to the lawyer’s office address and then attorney forwards to the company...if the lawyer didn’t received the notice still yet, the lawyers has to follow up with USCIS.. unfortunately your friend cannot do anything rather than waiting patiently until the lawyer gets back to him..
      Feb 25
    • Amazon kuchnai
      OP
      Yeah the lawyer didn’t get anything. Wait is what everyone with H1b gets. Thanks for the info. I guess there’s nothing that can be done.
      Feb 25
  • eBay WTgQ16
    OP any updates? I am in similar situation
    Mar 12 2
    • Amazon kuchnai
      OP
      Check myuscis your status will update there. It took 14 days for us and it was a reject :(
      Mar 12
    • eBay WTgQ16
      Sorry to hear that. Mine has been pending now for more than a month after pp upgrade was done but no update. Case Status is also very old. What was the rfe about?
      Mar 12
  • eBay tothesea
    OP you can create an account for uscis and add ur case number for tracking. I had the same issue when I tried to search case status it never showed latest status but when I log in and check I could see latest status .
    Feb 25 1
    • Amazon kuchnai
      OP
      Do you mean myuscis? Or egov? I checked myuscis and it has no update.
      Feb 25
  • Adobe TDHm13
    Can’t the attorney just call USCIS and ask? I know the worker can’t, but either the employer or attorney can call
    Feb 25 1
    • Amazon kuchnai
      OP
      They just say wait, apparently it’s not the top of their priority list.
      Feb 25