H1b transfer approved

New / Other AuntHilda
May 7 26 Comments

Hi, just wanted to share that my H1b Visa transfer is finally approved. It was an extension beyond 6 years, non-tech role, and with a small company. The petition was filed at CA center in Feb and then premium processing activated in March.

I joined on receipt, got RFE, and then approved. Also, we filed extension of H4 Visa which is also approved.

Happy to answer any questions!

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Congratulations
    May 7 0
  • Apple py1
    Thanks for posting. Gives me hope. Also non-tech, seeking extension based on time away from the US in the last 6 years. Small company. PERM in audit.
    May 9 1
    • New / Other AuntHilda
      OP
      I think it is very common to have PERM in audit. I am sure you will be fine. Good luck.
      May 10
  • Salesforce sgw5f3
    What’s your role and your Bachelors degree in?
    May 7 1
    • New / Other AuntHilda
      OP
      Fiance. Bachelors in Accounting and MBA.
      May 7
  • Apple / Eng pikapika7
    Congrats! How long did it take for the status on myuscis to update from received rfe response to approval?
    May 9 4
    • New / Other AuntHilda
      OP
      I think 3 business days.
      May 10
    • Apple / Eng pikapika7
      When you sent in the response with premium, did uscis website show that they received your response with premium?
      May 10
    • New / Other AuntHilda
      OP
      Yes. It did.
      May 10
    • Apple / Eng pikapika7
      I see. My attorney sent it with premium but on uscis website I only see that they received the rfe response. Should it say something like we received your request for premium processing?
      May 10
  • Intel aryaa
    What was the RFE, and why did it take so long?
    May 7 3
    • New / Other AuntHilda
      OP
      The RFE was about Speciality Occupation. We responded with a letter from independent professor so that worked.
      May 7
    • Cavium JqFrjV1n
      Thanks for the info. Can you elaborate on the speciality occupation issue? Was it because your education did not match the job profile?
      May 7
    • New / Other AuntHilda
      OP
      Sure. Some of the questions in the RFE were: Why this role need Masters degree, does similar roles in the industry need Masters degree, and why someone needs to be hired from the same industry.
      May 8
  • Facebook TDha20
    Congrats!

    How long did it take to get your approval after you got RFE (including the time it took for lawyers to file the response)?
    May 13 2
    • New / Other AuntHilda
      OP
      Thank you! ~5 weeks.
      May 13
    • Epic abcddcba
      How much time did your lawyers take to frame the response?
      May 28
  • Deloitte brave
    Thank you for sharing. I got an RFE too today still waiting to see the exact details. Mine is an extension beyond 6 years too.
    May 9 2
    • New / Other AuntHilda
      OP
      Tech or non-tech role? I hope it gets cleared soon.
      May 10
    • Deloitte brave
      Non tech role .. and thank you 🤞🏼
      May 13
  • Google Mr. GIass
    Congrats man! It's definitely a stressful process.
    May 7 1
  • New duckboi
    How long does it take to respond to rfe?
    May 7 1
    • New / Other AuntHilda
      OP
      Depends on two factors: what the RFE is about and the time your attorney takes to draft the letters. Mine took a month.
      May 7
  • Salesforce cmu
    What’s the validity for extension? 3 years?
    May 7 1