H1b transfer time and h4 ead

Marvell nevE34
Jul 3 23 Comments

Hi,

I gave my documents to lawyer for h1 b transfer today. Does anyone know how long it takes to complete LCA and H1b transfer under premium processing?

I am also filing H4 ead with h1 transfer. What are chances of getting h4 ead together with h1b transfer?

Thanks

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TOP 23 Comments
  • Groupon timetogonw
    1 week lca + 1 week for h1 approval on an avg. H4 EAD will take couple of weeks and won't be done along with the h1 approval anymore.
    Jul 3 8
    • Groupon timetogonw
      Since March 31 USCIS stopped renewal of H4 EAD along with h1 approval and introduced bio metric appt as well. I think due to them working in ripping the law off for H4 EAD, but not sure exactly why.
      Jul 4
    • Marvell nevE34
      OP
      @OSIsoft auto extension of ead is applicable only for certain categories and not for h4 ead’s(c26).
      Jul 4
    • Red Hat / Eng johnniewic
      Hey, could someone let me know how long would it take from posting LCA to receiving the receipt? Premium processing of course. With Agencies like Fragomen?
      Jul 7
    • Intel ejBI88
      https://icert.doleta.gov/
      You could check if employer filed any LCA in recent times from this website
      Aug 4
    • Marvell nevE3
      It took 3 weeks for me for fragomen to prepare my h1 coe and h4 ext. approval came in 4 days.
      Aug 18
  • BYTON ijQv20
    I applied h1b transfer, premium processing and got approval within a week of receipt.
    Jul 3 5
    • Amazon kudobear
      That did not count the time for LCA right? How long did it take in total from when you submit the questionire to to attorney to your final approval?
      Jul 3
    • BYTON ijQv20
      Yes, it does not include time for LCA. For me submission took more than 6 weeks. Actually I delayed giving documents because I wanted to push joining date.
      Jul 3
    • Amazon kudobear
      Thank you
      Jul 3
    • Marvell nevE34
      OP
      Actually delaying like that is good strategy.. but it looks very tough to get second offer in such short time. I don’t understand how people get 4-5 offers. What they tell employers to wait?
      Jul 3
    • Commvault / IT farPtr
      Did you get the h4 extension and EAD?
      Jul 4
  • Cisco amznoin
    H4 EAD along with H1b premium has been stopped since last 3/4 months.. h4 EAD goes into regular processing and takes an average of 5 months
    Jul 3 3
    • Commvault / IT farPtr
      If one is changing location and new address is not known, what is the address you are giving. I thought i will be getting h4 ext and ead in 2 weeks so gave the current address.
      Jul 4
    • Cisco amznoin
      You can always change the address for any pending application
      https://www.uscis.gov/addresschange
      Jul 4
    • Commvault / IT farPtr
      perfect thnks..
      Jul 4
  • Marvell nevE34
    OP
    Can my wife travel to india and work while h4 is pending for approval? I heard uscis reject h4 ead if person travels. We cannot wait for 5 months its so frustrating already.
    Jul 3 2
    • Commvault / IT farPtr
      On changing employer, do we need to get the h1 restamp even though visa is valid
      Jul 4
    • Marvell nevE34
      OP
      Stamp is not required unless you travel.
      Jul 4
  • Amazon kudobear
    I heard it takes around 3-4 weeks in total with premium processing without RFE
    Jul 3 0