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H1b transfer premium processing

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Feb 6

Just heard back from fragomen that H1B transfers are not eligible for premium processing now even though there was a news of Premium processing starting from Jan 27th. Any one has more context on premium processing and h1b transfers?

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  • McAfee
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    OP
    Thank you all, have an outstanding offer from a company n fragomen seems to think it should take about 8 to 10 months for the transfer to complete. Sounds ridiculous to me, but is that the trend these days?
    Feb 66
    • Amazon
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      Join on receipt and hedge your risk by having another job offer.
      Feb 6
    • EMC rob0608
      Proud_dem, are you saying join new company on receipt and get another offer while working in new company? How is that hedging risk?
      Feb 6
    • Amazon
      Proud_Dem

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      If your I94 is valid you can still apply for transfer with new company (assuming pp opens on 19th Feb)
      Feb 6
    • EMC rob0608
      I guess you can reapply with the same company as well when the i94 is valid, if the transfer is denied the first time. Why go searching for another job?
      Feb 6
    • Amazon
      Proud_Dem

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      High chances if you reapply with tweaked job description the transfer will get a rfe/denial.
      Feb 6
    • IBM UipK84
      People who initiated the transfer process back in Sept 2018, have started getting approvals. But it's still a very small percentage, if premium doesn't come back on Feb 19, it could be, at the very minimum, 3 months
      Feb 7
  • Amazon
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    19th feb is when transfers will be eligible. But this can be pushed out since racist Cissna is being difficult.
    Feb 64
  • Wells Fargo ub2/uj
    Yes they are right
    Feb 60
  • VMware thippali
    How are folks even switching jobs at this time?
    Feb 63
    • eBay kela
      Waiting for the transfer
      Feb 6
    • VMware thippali
      Which employer waits for 8-10 months,?!
      Feb 6
    • Google wFatDuck2
      Google oracle Bloomberg all were willing to wait
      Feb 6
  • Amazon / EngMikeRoss
    Premium processing is resumed for H1B cap applications on Jan 28. Transfers come under cap exempt. The original suspension on Premium processing was until Feb 19, 2019. So wait until 19th for any update
    Feb 62
  • Groupon Grpn🤔
    they are right. Cap exempt premium processing should hopefully start in February.
    Feb 60
  • VMware codejunkie
    It’s only resumed for capped petitions.
    Feb 60
  • VMware thippali
    Hour about startups? Companies that are not Google or FB or Netflix?
    Feb 71
    • IBM UipK84
      I would say it varies a lot. If you really want to go to a particular company, ask them in clear terms before starting the interview process.
      Fitbit ghosted me for almost a month after learning I was on H1B
      Feb 7
  • IBM UipK84
    Google, Uber, Facebook and bigger companies should be okay with potentially waiting for that long
    Feb 70
  • Wells Fargo ub2/uj
    Unfortunately that’s the trend..I have seen few people went back to India because they couldn’t get approval in 240 days, due to some additional rfe
    Feb 60

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