H1b Transfer thread!

Epsilon @boa
Apr 21 272 Comments

Guys, i hope to create a common thread here for all the transfers related questions. Please post in your questions or experience so that we all can benefit from it. Please provide the following details:
Date of filing witn USCIS:
Date when receipt was generated:
Date of approval:
In case of rfe, rfe reason.
Also please do mention your designation in old company to that of new one!
(By collecting this stats, one should be able to have a good insignt on how long it takes)

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  • Amazon / Engbananalove
    Fragomen Questionnaire Filled: April 3rd
    H1B transfer filed with PP: April 19th
    Receipt: April 23rd
    RFE Request: May 3rd 😓

    BS in one of the "hard sciences"
    Role: Software Engineer
    Apr 237
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Hi, was there any update to your case?
      May 2
    • Amazon / Engbananalove
      No updates yet ☹️
      May 2
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Hang tight ! 👍
      May 2
    • @bananalove: Any updates? I believe your 15 day period is already (or just about) over.
      May 3
    • Amazon / Engbananalove
      May 7 would be the 15 day mark. No updates as of yet ☹️
      May 3
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Dont worry @banalove, your case will get approved evntually!
      May 3
    • Amazon / Engbananalove
      Thanks for the kind words. I'll certainly update the thread no matter what happens.
      May 3
  • Zions Bancorporation nintendo-1
    Date of transfer petition filed - April 11
    Date when received- April 12
    Date of receipt generation - April 12
    Date approved- April 23 per egov.uscis.gov and myaccount.uscis. lawyers haven't got the hard copy yet but told me I could safely resign
    Not FAANG. Engineer to senior information security engineer role, wage level 4

    Good luck to everyone out there. I was stressing out after 10 calendar days when there was no response even though the lawyers kept convincing me the transfer would go through smoothly.
    Apr 2410
    • Amazon / Engbananalove
      Very happy to hear your process went well! Congrats and enjoy your new job :)
      Apr 24
    • Oracle / EngcxUq47
      I’m in a similar situation as yours. Got my receipt on April 12, but somehow the uscis system shows it as April 13.
      Apr 24
    • Yahoo gotitall
      @cxUq47 can you please update when you get response? My rfe response date is shown as April 15.
      Apr 24
    • Oracle / EngcxUq47
      @gotitall I haven’t received any response as yet. Kinda freaking out about that now - it’s been 12 days already and only 2 working days left until the 15 day deadline. I’ll update the response once I get it
      Apr 25
    • Yahoo gotitall
      @cxUq47 My petition status changed to Approved today (April 25) and it says approved on April 20.

      Good luck to you and do check with your attorney whether they got any update on the case.
      Apr 25
    • Oracle / EngcxUq47
      @gotitall Congratulations! I’ve been asking my lawyer too, he hasn’t heard anything either. Let’s see ..
      Apr 25
    • Infor CTqb15
      Major - Computer Science?
      Apr 25
    • Zions Bancorporation nintendo-1
      MIS with specialization in information security
      Apr 26
    • Oracle / EngcxUq47
      how long did it take from h1b approval online to getting the hard copy of approval?
      Apr 27
    • Zions Bancorporation nintendo-1
      2 business days
      Apr 30
  • Epsilon @boa
    OP
    My h1b transfer to one of the FAANG is going to be files early this week. All fongers crossed.
    Apr 213
    • CenturyLink ml7hsg6
      Hmm.. how many fongers do you got?
      Apr 21
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Lol, 11
      Apr 21
    • Facebook / Eng
      FastFinger

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      Facebook
      FastFingermore
      How many fongers are crossed?
      Apr 25
  • Cognizant / QA
    sharp123

    CognizantQA

    BIO
    QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
    sharp123more
    Filed on May 2nd, waiting for receipt. Anyone filed on May 2nd got receipt number?
    May 337
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Yeah there’s seems to be a pattern indeed. When you say that your application was filed on 3rd May, you mean USCIS acknowledgement date, correct?
      May 12
    • Salesforce knph26
      Submitted: 05/03
      Receipt generated: 05/04
      Approved: 05/11
      Uscis does acknowledge that file was submitted on 05/03.
      May 12
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Thanks bud. Mine was submitted on may 1st but USCIS generated the receipt on 8th May. I hope to hear something by next week end probably
      May 12
    • Salesforce knph26
      Wish you good luck
      May 12
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      generated on May 2nd and still waiting. I am glad I did not resign prematurely.
      May 13
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Anyone received approval today?
      May 13
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Analysis
      May 13
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Got an RFE today
      May 14
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      QA i think its fine. CA center is bound to give an rfe in most of the cases. Hopefully, it should be approved once the attorneys reply to them.
      May 14
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Hopefully.... God only should help....
      May 14
  • Oracle / EngcxUq47
    H1b transfer pp - Filed - April 12, receipt- April 13, approved - April 27.
    Apr 272
    • PayPal damaging
      Congrats...👍
      Apr 27
    • Oracle aragorn16
      Congrats! They are working on a Saturday?
      Apr 27
  • Oracle watevs
    Updated:

    Petition sent: April 18th
    Received date: April 19th (USCIS email says 15 days from this date)
    Receipt notice date: April 20th
    Premium Processing : Yes
    Approval : Yes. April 29th.
    Hard copy approval: May 3rd (received by attorneys)
    Service Center: California

    Bachelors and Masters in CS
    Software Engineering role

    Good luck to others!
    Apr 246
    • Any update on this? Also which attorney?
      Apr 26
    • Oracle watevs
      @hustler today the attorneys received the receipt hard copy. The company have their own team of immigration attorneys. So, not dealing with BAL or Fragommen. And, they update me as soon as they receive any update. So, that's good. But, still keeping fingers crossed, for the approval.
      Apr 26
    • Great. I see small firms actually are more responsive in terms of communication. Off topic, do you know which service center an application will be sent to? Is it based on your work location or the HQ location of the company?
      Apr 26
    • Oracle watevs
      The receipt notice and the USCIS case status can tell you that. I am not sure if it is based on job location or not. But, mine is being handled at the California service center. What's your status?
      Apr 26
    • Oracle watevs
      Now, the USCIS website shows the approval too.
      Apr 29
    • Congrats
      Apr 29
  • New JmpO31
    Fragomen questionnaire completed on 26th Mar
    Premium processing packet received by USCIS on 29th Apr
    Receipt notice on May 1st.
    Approved on May 4, 2019

    i did take a calculated risk and quit even before getting receipt since i had other plans. I thought about all the possibilities before doing it. Everyone has to decide for themselves. So, I don't recommend others to do it.

    Role : Software Engineer.
    Transferring from a small company to another small company.
    Masters in Computer Science
    May 65
  • Complete process from background check to transfer approval took 6 weeks.
    Fragomen filed transfer petition PP- April 10th
    Receipt- April 12th
    Approved- April 18th
    Apr 223
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Awesome! Congratulations. Do you mind sharing the roles in your old and new company as well?
      Apr 22
    • Thanks op. Non-tech roles both companies.
      Apr 22
    • Facebook devil
      @Dr. Genome how much time your company took from offer acceptance to h1 transfer filing ?
      May 1
  • Epsilon @boa
    OP
    So based on the comment it looks like:
    1. There's a high probability that you won't get the receipt immediately.
    2. In some cases, after a few days, you get the receipt and Approval at the same time.
    3. Somebody mentioned in the post that the attorneys suggested not to resign from current postion until you get the Hard Copy!
    Apr 230
  • Cognizant / QA
    sharp123

    CognizantQA

    BIO
    QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
    sharp123more
    My analysis
    May 1317
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      I studeid the receipt numbes for the california center. They are generally in form of WAC-19(year)-XXX(computed work week of the year)-XXXXX (case number). The last 5 digits is the case number. I randomly checked a few cases above and below me - looks like they do not process them serially. Some cases are approved prior to others.
      May 14
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      Yeah its not FIFO and I’m on the 12th day. I didn’t really obsess about it but now I’m kind of getting anxious
      May 14
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      well got an RFE on the 12th day. FML
      May 14
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Got an RFE just now
      May 14
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Crap! I am destined to get an rfe as well since there was a change in role. I guess we can now just wait and watch and see what kind of rfe’s we’ve got andh how much the atttorneys are going to take to respond to them.
      May 14
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Hope for the best... Approval
      May 14
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      RFE on specialty occupation
      May 14
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      what role are you joining in the new company and do have have an masters from here ?
      May 14
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Quality Engineer, no masters
      May 14
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Let me dm you!
      May 14
  • Zinus / Other
    gnCD11

    ZinusOther

    PRE
    Wix.com
    gnCD11more
    Filing PP this week as well. Fingers crossed.
    Apr 227
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      any Updates on your case you'd like to share?
      May 2
    • Zinus / Other
      gnCD11

      ZinusOther

      PRE
      Wix.com
      gnCD11more
      I still didn't get the receipt from my attorney...
      May 2
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      I guess you need to follow up with them. Most likely you’ll get the approval with the receipt. All the best!
      May 2
    • Zinus / Other
      gnCD11

      ZinusOther

      PRE
      Wix.com
      gnCD11more
      The weird thing is he tells me I'll get my receipt 7-10 days after filing (followed up and got response yesterday). When I see trackkit, all other PP applicants received their #s in 1-2 days.
      May 2
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      He is playing it safe to avoid more questions from you! Yes, generally, the PP comes in about 2-3 days, however, there have been some cases where both the receipt and the approval came at once. I strongly beleive you’ll get both at the same time by next week
      May 2
    • Zinus / Other
      gnCD11

      ZinusOther

      PRE
      Wix.com
      gnCD11more
      You were right! I got the receipt and approval today!!
      May 2
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Awesome, congratulations! You owe me few beers man 👍
      May 2
  • PayPal DqwP80
    H1 B extension denied in Dec 2017, got full time offer in Dec 2018.

    H1B reopened in Jan 25 2019.

    RFE received on March 09

    RFE response sent April 30 with PP

    Approval received May 1st.
    May 36
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Congratulations!
      May 3
    • Do you know the reason for initial denial? Speciality occupation?
      May 3
    • PayPal DqwP80
      Yes it’s speciality occupation.
      May 3
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Do you know they flagged it? Do have a bachelors/ masters in non cs field?
      May 3
    • PayPal DqwP80
      Yes, I have B.tech and Masters with CS but still they gave me SO rfe.
      May 3
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Thats crazy! Was there a role change like swe to sre or something like that?
      May 3
  • Yahoo gotitall
    H1B transfer petition filed on March 18 - PP
    RFE on March 27
    RFE response received by USCIS on April 15
    Waiting for final decision
    Profile : senior engineer, to another product company
    Lawyer : Fragomen

    USCIS never updated RFE on their case status website. They updated RFE response though.
    Apr 226
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      What was the rfe about?
      Apr 22
    • Yahoo gotitall
      Fragomen didn’t reveal the RFE details, apparently they don’t need to. They didn’t need any information from me or my future company, so hopefully it is one of those common RFEs.
      Apr 23
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      When are they going to file the response for the rfe, a month?
      Apr 23
    • Yahoo gotitall
      Already filed - see above
      Apr 23
    • Yahoo gotitall
      Approved today. USCIS status page shows approved on April 20
      Apr 25
    • PayPal damaging
      Congrats
      Apr 25
  • Fungible chessmate
    PP, Filed:04/19, Receipt:04/24, Approved:04/26
    Apr 274
    • Congratulations mate. End to end in about 7 days, that is good!

      Would you mind detailing the old / new job specifics.?
      Apr 28
    • Fungible chessmate
      Startup—>LinkedIn, Software Engineer
      Apr 28
    • Oracle watevs
      Is this California Service center?
      Apr 28
    • Fungible chessmate
      Yes
      Apr 28
  • WeWork / Data
    p🥔tato

    WeWorkData

    PRE
    Amazon, eBay
    p🥔tatomore
    I’m at RFE stage but would like to share my case here:

    Current job title: Marketing Data Analyst
    New job title: Data scientist
    SOC title: Operations Research Analyst
    Wage level: 3
    Degree: BBA in Marketing, MS in Business Statistics

    Current company: wework
    New company: a pre-IPO unicorn in Bay Area
    Law firm: Fragomen
    Processing center: California

    Questionnaire submitted: 4/2
    LCA submitted: 4/5
    Petition filed: 4/24
    Receipt generated: 4/25
    RFE issued: 5/4
    RFE reason: Specialty occupation

    Fragomen said they need 6-8 weeks to put together a response, then another 15 days for USCIS to adjudicate. Nothing needed from me though.

    To people who have RFE experience - does it take you guys so long to respond to RFE as well?
    The timeline is so long that my start date got postponed to August. I received the offer in February. Lol.
    May 177
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      In same boat
      May 17
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      I’m being told by my attorneys from BAL that it’ll be 2 weeks to put together a response but I’m taking it with a grain of salt.
      They don’t need anything from me apparently but I have no idea what holds in the future
      May 17
    • WeWork / Data
      p🥔tato

      WeWorkData

      PRE
      Amazon, eBay
      p🥔tatomore
      Fragomen said the reason for such a long time is they wanna put together “a really strong response”
      May 17
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      Yeah I mean the response should be diligently thought out but it is very subjective firm to firm. Hope for the best
      May 17
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      The immigration firm doesn’t take that much time to prepare the response if it does not need any additional documents. The reason why they wait is that they want to show the USCIS that they have spent enough time preparing for the response to look good in thier eyes.
      May 17
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      :D
      May 17
    • Yahoo gotitall
      Fragomen mentioned 6 weeks for my RFE response as well. But my hiring manager escalated and they filed response within 2 weeks. So I would say, ask your future employer to escalate
      5d
  • DrFirst ShriHanuman
    Date of filing with USCIS: April 12th
    Date when receipt was generated: April 12th
    Date of approval: 18th April per egov.uscis.gov.
    Lawyer: Troutman Sanders
    Non IT role. Not FAANG. Analyst to Senior Analyst transition.
    Lawyers advised not to resign till they receive the hardcopy.

    Also, goodluck to everyone waiting for approval or filing a transfer in the future
    Apr 227
    • Thanks for sharing
      Apr 22
    • "Lawyers advised not to resign until they receive a hardcopy". It takes 2 weeks or more to get the hardcopy. Some are resigning on receipt notice itself. At this point, I don't think you need to wait for the hardcopy honestly.
      Apr 22
    • To each their own, but I agree you can resign based on the receipt of approval. They can't like go back on their approval
      Apr 22
    • DrFirst ShriHanuman
      2 weeks!!! Ugh. I will wait till the end of this week.
      Apr 22
    • Oracle / EngcxUq47
      how long did it take from h1b approval online to getting the hard copy of approval?
      Apr 27
    • I got the hardcopy in a week.
      Apr 27
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Did your case get approved?
      May 3
  • Epsilon ySPg80
    i was the OP but had to change my user account, lol!
    Transferring to one of the FAANG, immigration attorneys are FRAGOMEN.
    its been 4 weeks and the status is pending at 'sent for signature'. Got the HR to follow up immi guys and they said that they will filing it soon.
    Will keep the thread updated here with my case!

    EDIT 1: May 1st, 2019: My PP case was filed with USCIS. My immi attorneys haven't yet received the receipt yet.

    EDIT 2: May 9th , 2019: Receipt generated by USCIS

    EDIT 3: May 10th, 2019: Receipt Number communicated with me

    EDIT 4: May 15th : Lawyers confirmed that the case was approved though online its showing pending
    Apr 306
    • Oracle watevs
      I have dealt with BAL, and they usually need a push from you.
      Apr 30
    • Fungible chessmate
      +1 👆
      May 1
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      They filed my casse today! Fingers crossed now
      May 1
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Updated my thread here. Finally got the receipt today. Went to california center.
      May 10
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      My case got approved today. Updated the thread.
      May 15
    • Zinus / Mktg
      sjsbsh

      ZinusMktg

      PRE
      Wix.com
      sjsbshmore
      Congrats! I had to scroll way up to find your update haha
      May 15
  • Amazon Beff-Jezos
    Questionnaire submitted: 4/19
    Petition filed: 5/15
    Receipt generated: 5/20
    Approved: 5/23

    BS/MS/PhD all in geography (MS & PhD in the US). No CS or relevant degree. Software engineer role with 3 YOE. Transferring to another FANG as software engineer.
    2d2
    • Zinus / Mktg
      sjsbsh

      ZinusMktg

      PRE
      Wix.com
      sjsbshmore
      intersesting case...congrats!!
      2d
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Congratulations!
      Yesterday
  • Verizon Media sxSG85
    Date of filing with USCIS: Lawyers Waiting for LCA approval. Case was initiated on Apr 22 and LCA filed the same day.
    DAte Filed: April 30
    Date when the receipt was generated: May 1
    RFE issued: May 14th ( BAL updated it on their portal but USCIS doesn't show anything )
    Date of approval: Pending
    Apr 232
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      All the best! Keep us updated!
      Apr 23
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Hi sxSG85, would like to update your case here. When did you get the receipt? Was your transfer done
      --OP
      May 2
  • Microsoft $€£¥
    Undergrad : EE (India)
    MBA from Top 5 US university
    5 years experience as SWE + 10 years as a PM at MSFT. Currently L66 at MS.
    New role is also PM.

    Just learned I got an RFE via premium processing. Don't know the reason yet as its in the mail and the lawyers don't yet have it.

    I've had 3 H1 extensions before this, including one last year ( after trump). Never had an RFE.

    Current TC: 370. New TC: 450

    Any advice? Other folks in this situation what were the documents or paperwork required to answer the RFE?
    May 149
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      OP, couls you please provide these details for a clearer picture?
      Date of filing witn USCIS:
      Date when receipt was generated:
      Date of approval:
      Old designation:
      new designation
      May 14
    • Microsoft $€£¥
      Filed 5/3. Receipt 5/7. RFE: 5/10.
      PM to PM role.
      May 14
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Which center did it go to, i guess it will be california?
      May 14
    • Microsoft $€£¥
      Don't know how to find the center?
      May 14
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      What is the first three characters of your receipt?
      May 14
    • Microsoft $€£¥
      WAC
      May 14
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Its the california center. They are known to be notorious and issue rfe’s since they cannot keep with with influx of applications + as per MAGA rule, they are bound to show the government that they are being strict in approving the cases. Hence so many rfe’s. Dont worry, once your response is filed with USCIS, it should be approved.
      May 14
    • Microsoft $€£¥
      Thanks I hope this is the case.
      May 14
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Please update the thread once you have more updates. Thanks you and all the best
      May 14
  • Amazon acte36
    Date of filing witn USCIS: Apr. 29th
    Date when receipt was generated: Apr. 30th
    Date of approval: May. 9th

    B.S.: Not Computer Science Related Degree, outside of United States
    M.S.: Master of Information Science degree, in United States

    Have already resigned from old employer, will leave in two weeks.
    May 68
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Did you already resign? I hope your case is approved, but if tou get an rfe, you’ll have sleepless nights. All the best!
      May 7
    • Amazon acte36
      But it's Ok to work for new employer under RFE right?
      May 8
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      It is. What if you get a denial? Your older company would have already rescinded your previos h1b.
      May 8
    • Amazon acte36
      Yes, you are right. I should think about the resignation more carefully.

      Now I could only pray for myself. Hope me good luck!
      May 8
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Given the company, you should be god Buddy! I hope you'll see the approval soon. Also, do let us know when you get it!
      May 9
    • Amazon acte36
      Thanks!

      I checked my case this morning, it has been approved!

      Good luck to you buddy, hope you'll get approval soon~
      May 9
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Congrats :)
      May 9
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Congratulations buddy!
      May 9
  • USCIS portal shows my case status as approved. Sent on Apr 24, receipt date Apr 26, Approval May 1st. Both degrees in CS and moving to FAANG.

    I actually gave my notice hoping it will be approved, I'm glad I'm not screwed. But if I have to do over, I won't do that again lol. I hope my attorney received the notice too.
    May 18
    • Infor CTqb15
      Which service center?
      May 2
    • Congratulations! My petition was filed on 04/24 as well but have not heard anything yet (not even the receipt). Do you know which service center the petition was sent to?
      May 2
    • Thanks, It was California service center. Was it filled in PP?
      May 2
    • Yes it was filed in PP. I'm assuming mine is Vermont Service Center since the position is in NYC (although for a FANG company)
      May 2
    • Zinus / Other
      gnCD11

      ZinusOther

      PRE
      Wix.com
      gnCD11more
      Facing the same issue. Filed 23rd PP no receipt yet
      May 2
    • @gnCD11: Do you know what service center? Also roles, lawyer and company? Just want to exchange notes.
      May 2
    • Zinus / Other
      gnCD11

      ZinusOther

      PRE
      Wix.com
      gnCD11more
      @Begining19: It should be California since I'm in the bay. Non-tech role to a funded start up. Lawyer is neither bal nor frago.
      I'm confused how come everyone else gets their receipt # the day after they file and we don't.
      May 2
    • In the exact same boat. I see folks getting receipts same, next, next+1 days (atleast via email). But thats the thing with USCIS, there is no effn trend or SLA. Kinda worrisome and anxiety inducing. But staying put. Fingers crossed! Really hoping to hear back in the next couple of days.
      May 2
  • PayPal damaging
    RFE reply with PP, Filed:04/19, Receipt:04/24, waiting for approval.
    Apr 285
    • Amazon Beff-Jezos
      Would RFE decision take longer?
      Apr 28
    • No, ideally it should be 2 weeks
      Apr 28
    • Cisco bxBP08
      When did you file transfer and when did you get the RFE?
      Apr 29
    • Hulu a-list
      Why do you think you got the RFE? Were you changing job functions? What’s your major?
      Apr 29
    • PayPal DqwP80
      It’ approved on Wednesday after rfe reply.
      May 3
  • Daimler Koar77
    Filed: 04/22
    Case received: 04/24
    Approved: 05/03
    Approval notice received by lawyer: 05/06
    Transferring to FAANG
    May 64
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Congratulations!
      May 6
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Congrats :)
      May 6
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Daimler, what was your role in old and new organization?
      May 6
    • Daimler Koar77
      Thanks! Both SWE, systems software
      May 6
  • Merrill Lynch / ProductDestined
    H1 transfer filed PP : April 1st
    H1 receipt : April 10th
    H1 approval : April 10th

    BS, MS in CS, Tech PM role
    Apr 223
    • Congrats. Receipt and approval on the same date
      Apr 23
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Congratulations!
      Apr 23
    • Oracle / EngcxUq47
      how long did it take from h1b approval online to getting the hard copy of approval?
      Apr 27
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    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Best of luck! Is it Fragomen who are dealing with your case?
      Apr 22
    • Daimler VM💀
      Yes, DM me, seems like we have a lot in common
      Apr 22
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Dmed you!
      Apr 22
  • My petition should be filed in PP (FAANG) this week. Will keep everyone posted.

    Update:

    Date of filing with USCIS: 04/24
    Date when receipt was generated: NA (not received yet)
    Date of approval: NA
    Lawyer: BAL
    Case: Transfer from a mid-tier services based company to FANG.
    Apr 222
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Thanks!
      Apr 22
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Updates please :)
      May 2
  • Have any of you guys who's petition is approved, did you resign from your old job with just USCIS online approval notice?
    Apr 222
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      I believe you can. But its always better to get in touch with the attorneys and get an official email from the HR that it should be ok to resign.
      Apr 22
    • Not now, but did that last time I moved to my current company. It's super safe to do it
      Apr 22
  • I like the idea of continuous rolling thread, better this than going through ten multiple threads.

    I'm waiting for mine to be filed. Fingers crossed.
    Apr 221
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      did your case get filed. If yes, appreciate if you can share the details.
      May 2
  • Cisco bxBP08
    Date of submitting Fragomen questionnaire: 3/25
    Date of filing with USCIS: 4/16
    Date when receipt was generated: 4/17

    Date when RFE was mailed: 4/25 (checked on egov, have not heard back from Fragomen)
    ^^^ https://www.teamblind.com/article/[Please-help-🙏]-H1B-PP-got-RFE-Fragomen-are-not-doing-their-job-c0bEmfV1

    Current company: small startup
    New company: Cisco
    2yoe, in design field
    Apr 260
  • Epsilon @boa
    OP
    Guys, when your case gets filed, please edit/update your post so that people can have more clarity on the time lines! I will Update mine as soon as i get a confirmation from my attorneys.
    Apr 220
  • Daimler VM💀
    Good luck to everyone! Crossing fingers
    Apr 220
  • Epsilon @boa
    OP
    Edited the post. Please provide the information as provided in the original
    Post. That would make more sense i gues
    Apr 220
  • New / Eng
    psGF45

    NewEng

    PRE
    KLA-Tencor
    psGF45more
    Premium for transfer filed on April 3rd, petition approved on 8th. KLA, EE background
    Apr 217
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Would share your role with old employer and new one?
      Apr 21
    • New / Eng
      psGF45

      NewEng

      PRE
      KLA-Tencor
      psGF45more
      Previous was a small company. New company is KLA
      Apr 21
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Whats KLA?
      Apr 21
    • New / Eng
      psGF45

      NewEng

      PRE
      KLA-Tencor
      psGF45more
      Lol, I'm surprised you are asking questions like this without googling
      Apr 21
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Busy watching GOT!
      Apr 21
    • Qualcomm qfDT63
      Applied as in sent the documents or received receipt notice
      Apr 21
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Edited the post. That would be the day when yhe attorney files your trabsfer case with uscis.
      Apr 22
  • Epsilon ySPg80
    I have a question to all of us here. If you are issued an RFE, does that show up in the online case status portal?
    May 116
    • WeWork / Data
      p🥔tato

      WeWorkData

      PRE
      Amazon, eBay
      p🥔tatomore
      Yes. I got RFE’ed.
      May 12
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Was there a drastic role change between your old and new employer? Also which service center did it go to?
      May 12
    • WeWork / Data
      p🥔tato

      WeWorkData

      PRE
      Amazon, eBay
      p🥔tatomore
      No drastic change...don’t know the RFE reason yet. Don’t remember, just know it’s in California.
      Will post more once we submit RFE response.
      May 12
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Thanks man and all the best. The california center is more notorious in issuing rfe’s. Lets hope for the best for us and lets keep this thread updated
      May 12
    • WeWork / Data
      p🥔tato

      WeWorkData

      PRE
      Amazon, eBay
      p🥔tatomore
      Thanks man, you too, and thanks for starting this thread. Been following for a while since I started my process. Very helpful. Props!
      May 12
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Yep, this thread helps a lot!
      May 12
  • Zinus / Other
    gnCD11

    ZinusOther

    PRE
    Wix.com
    gnCD11more
    Updating previous post.

    Date of filing with USCIS: 04/23/2019
    Date when receipt was generated: 04/26/2019
    Date of approval: 5/2/2019

    I received the receipt paper and approval on the same day.

    Moving to a tech start up in SF
    Non-tech position
    May 25
    • @gnCD11: Congratulations! And this comes in just when we were complaining this morning. Good stuff. Hopefully mine follows suit. All the best for your new Job.
      May 2
    • Zinus / Other
      gnCD11

      ZinusOther

      PRE
      Wix.com
      gnCD11more
      @Begining19: Thanks! I'm sure you'll get your approval too soon. You think it's safe to give in 2 weeks notice just with the online approval?
      May 2
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Sweet! Congratulations 🍾
      May 2
    • @@gnCD11: I deem it to be safe. But there are others who say otherwise. I have never heard of a petition status change from approved to RFE or something.
      I know I will be putting down papers as soon as I see it online ... hard copy or not.
      May 3
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Congrats
      May 3
  • Infor CTqb15
    Date of filing witn USCIS: 04/29/2019
    Service Center : California
    Date when receipt was generated: 04/29/2019
    Date of approval: Pending
    RFE Recieved : 05/07/2019
    RFE : Speciality Occupation and Degree relevance to current job
    May 25
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Wow, same day receipt! I hope its gonna be approved by next week.
      May 2
    • Amazon acte36
      Do you know what is the reason for RFE?

      Do you mind giving more information about your major and position?

      Thanks!
      May 8
    • Infor CTqb15
      Not yet. Waiting for the mail. I have bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and position is SWE. I have 16YOE
      May 8
    • Amazon acte36
      16YOE! Not sure what USCIS is doing.
      But don't worry, you will finally approved, definitely!
      May 8
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      This is what that koncks me off. Some has 16 YOE, have been working legally and then suddenly USCIS decides, lets issue an RFE. total BS!
      May 9
  • Date when transfer petition was filed - 04/24
    Date when receipt was generated - 04/26
    Date when receipt was received - 05/03 (not sure if delay was from attorney or USCIS)
    Date approved- 05/03

    Attorney received approval email yesterday. However both egov.usicis and myuscis.gov are not reflecting that updated status. Does this happen often?

    Original Company: Mid-tier services based company
    Going to: One of the FANGs
    Service Center: California
    Role: Engineering (Cloud)
    May 43
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Your case is approved and yes sometimes there is a lag in updating the status. Congratulations!
      May 4
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Congrats :)
      May 4
    • Thank you both and all the best to you !
      May 4
  • Hulu a-list
    H1B transfer filed by Fragomen: 04/22
    Case received: 04/24
    Approved: 05/03
    Approval noticed received by Fragomen: 05/08

    Case shows as ‘Approved’ on myuscis but still shows as ‘Pending’ on egov.uscis.gov so I’m guessing those systems take some time to sync.

    Transferring to FAANG

    BS, MS in Computer Science
    May 72
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Congratulations!
      May 7
    • Cognizant / QA
      sharp123

      CognizantQA

      BIO
      QAE with 7.5 yoe, looking to get into FAANG
      sharp123more
      Congrats :)
      May 7
  • Tata Consultancy Services tjec75
    Expecting my case to be filed this week in PP.
    Fragomen initially told 3 weeks, but its definetly more than 3 weeks to just file the case.
    Current Role- Software Quality Assurance Engineer & Tester
    New Petition role- Software Engineer 3 (SDET)
    Company- Walmart Labs (Full Time)
    Education Background- B.E. (IT)
    Apr 222
    • Epsilon @boa
      OP
      Congratulations and all the best! Do keep us posted
      Apr 22
    • Epsilon ySPg80
      Hi, any updaye on your case yet?
      May 3
  • PayPal damaging
    April 20th is Saturday right...?, mine RFE reply sent on Friday still USCIS not updated and it’s PP.
    Apr 231
    • Amazon / Engbananalove
      Meant to write 19th. My bad. Good luck with your RFE! Definitely update us on what happens.
      Apr 23
  • Jet.com asd01
    I just got PP filled last week with them, based on my experience, very likely you will have to postpone start date 2 weeks
    Apr 260
  • Oracle watevs
    Anyone got the hard copy after approval? How long is it taking after email approval? This is California service center. Need to plan my travel 😐
    May 17
    • It took me like 2 weeks to receive the hard copy in my mail
      May 1
    • Charter yWTI88
      In how many did you get your reciept after filing?
      May 1
    • Oracle watevs
      @Dr.Genome I just saw your reply in another comment, that you got the hard copy in a week. ?? 🤔
      May 1
    • Oracle watevs
      @yWTI88 if the question is addressed to me, I got the email receipt in 2 days in PP.
      May 1
    • Charter yWTI88
      Ok thanks for the info
      May 1
    • Altice USA newDream
      @watevs As you have email approval, you can join new company. Are you waiting for Hard Copy to Join?
      For me Lawyer received , Receipt notice hard copy on May 1st and email 19th April.
      May 2
    • Oracle watevs
      @newDream no ... I am traveling to my home country before my joining date. And, I have a visa interview
      May 2
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    • Hulu a-list
      They take about 2 weeks from the date of questionnaire to filing with Uscis. So you can expect them to file around May 6th
      Apr 26
    • WeWork / Data
      p🥔tato

      WeWorkData

      PRE
      Amazon, eBay
      p🥔tatomore
      They took 3.5 weeks for mine
      Apr 26
    • New JmpO31
      For my case, Fragomen took exactly 1 month(includes 1 week for LCA certification) to send packet to USCIS from the date of filling questionnaire.
      Apr 26
    • Yahoo gotitall
      Took 6 weeks for my case
      Apr 29
  • Altice USA newDream
    Updated:
    Petition sent: April 18th (California center)
    Receipt notice email date: April 19th (Lawyer received email)
    Receipt Hard copy : May 1st (Lawyer received Hard Copy)
    Premium Processing : Yes
    Approval : 27th April Online Case status Approved but Lawyer didn't receive any email.
    Approval hard copy: 2nd May lawyer received
    Bachelors and Masters in CE
    Software Engineering role

    Did anyone face same issue ?
    Apr 303
    • When did the status online change to approved?
      Apr 30
    • Oracle watevs
      For me, it was the other way around. Attorneys received email, but, online status took few hours. Just wait it out.
      Apr 30
    • Altice USA newDream
      online Case status changed on 27th April
      Apr 30
  • DISQO YMqa10
    H1B transfer filed: March 29
    Upgraded to PP: April 24
    RFE issued: May 6
    Not an engineering position
    May 70
  • Epsilon ySPg80
    Here’s my case in a nutshell:
    Request for initiation: 8 th april.
    Documents signed: 29 april
    Filed with Uscis: 1 May
    May 40

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