Receipt notice for H1 transfer - premium processing

Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
Apr 4 96 Comments

When can I expect to receive a receipt notice. My h1b COE (cap exempt) was filed in premium processing on April 1st. Still no word on the H1 receipt notice. I thought it took like 1 - 2 business days. Anyone experienced otherwise?

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  • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
    OP
    Just checked on the website egov.uscis.gov site, and it's showing case was approved status. No updates on the USCIS account page though, I guess they aren't in sync. Hopefully lawyer should have received an email, will check tomorrow.
    Apr 105
    • eBay oldgrads
      Congrats dude, my case was shown as approved too on that site
      Apr 10
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Congrats! Glad that everyone is getting approvals :)
      Apr 10
    • Amazon / Engleavinasap
      Congrats man! Mine is yet to be filed. Fragomen sure taking their sweet time.

      All in all, how long did it take since Filing til Approved?
      Apr 11
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      10 days.. Filed on 1, received receipt and approval both on 10th.
      Apr 11
    • eBay oldgrads
      Mine takes 3 business days
      Apr 11
  • DataRobot mm3
    Just now I got the email from attorney with the receipt number
    Apr 512
    • Bank of America pOlF30
      What is the error?
      Apr 5
    • DataRobot mm3
      please check the receipt number it’s saying number is wrong
      Apr 5
    • Amazon / Engleavinasap
      FWIW, my H1B amendment was approved. I have the approval notice in my hand. And yet, the case id still shows the status as "Received".

      Tldr: the online case status portal is broken.
      Apr 5
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Same here. Applied for amendment in October and it was approved in Feb , but online case status still shows as received.
      Apr 5
    • Sogeti bcxghbyy
      mm3, did your Fragomen team receive email or physical receipt copy?
      Apr 5
    • DataRobot mm3
      not sure I called them today afternoon they checked and sent me an email with receipt confirmation saying that petition was received on April 1st
      Apr 5
    • Sogeti bcxghbyy
      Oh man! I need to follow up with them then. When they filed mine, they told that they’ll let me know my receipt number only when they receive physical copy.
      Apr 5
    • Deloitte ndidjeksk
      Mine was filed on 29th too! But no update from the attorney so far
      Apr 5
    • DataRobot mm3
      Who’s ur attorney
      Apr 5
    • Deloitte ndidjeksk
      PERL group
      Apr 5
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    Receipt is usually next day. It's basically the same day USCIS received the packet.

    I didn't get a receipt number from my attorney, but directly got an approval yesterday. Took 5 days to approve in premium.
    Apr 411
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      March 26
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    • comScore / Other👩‍💼👠🎓
      Wow. That’s quick. Congrats!
      Apr 4
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      Thank you!
      Apr 4
    • Deloitte ndidjeksk
      Did you get the actual approval notice? Or just an email within 5 days?
      Apr 4
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      Just email right now. Haven't received the actual notice. Attorney mentioned that they'll mail the notice to the next company I'll be working for.
      Apr 4
    • Deloitte ndidjeksk
      That’s awesome! Congrats!
      Apr 4
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      That's great, congrats! I checked with the lawyers and they said they haven't received a receipt notice yet. Usually it's via email.. Looks like they are backlogged, becuase it's been 3 days since they applied. I hope I receive the approval soon too.
      Apr 4
    • Intel minmax
      Temp_ - which company are you moving to? What's your background?
      Apr 5
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      Airbnb. Backend SDE.
      Apr 5
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      My attorney received the paper approval in mail a couple days ago.
      Apr 10
  • Sogeti bcxghbyy
    I am in the same boat. Fragomen filed my H1B transfer on April 2nd. It got delivered on April 3rd. Waiting for the receipt number. I will update here once I receive anything.
    Apr 412
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Nothing yet :( :( very frustrating to wait.
      Apr 8
    • Sogeti bcxghbyy
      I want to directly phone them and ask. Is that something we can do?
      Apr 8
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Don't think you can do that. Fragomen advices never to call uscis, as it might adversely affect your petition.
      Apr 8
    • Sogeti bcxghbyy
      I mean, calling Fragomen.
      Apr 8
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Oh yes, of course you can call Fragomen and ask them.
      Apr 8
    • Sogeti bcxghbyy
      OP, I just got the receipt number from Fragomen and it is approved. Good luck to you. :)
      Apr 8
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Great, congratulations! Did your lawyer get both receipt and approval notice together?
      Apr 8
    • Sogeti bcxghbyy
      No. She just emailed my receipt number. When I checked it was approved.
      Apr 8
    • LogMeIn swatkat8
      Which service center? Mine was filed on April2nd as well..
      Apr 8
    • Sogeti bcxghbyy
      Vermont
      Apr 8
  • eBay oldgrads
    Mine was filed on mar 29, no receipt notice from attorney yet
    Apr 46
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      I guess they are backlogged due to cap season beginning? Update us when you receive the receipt / decision..
      Apr 4
    • Correct me if wrong , but isn't receipt notice nothing but the FedEx acknowledgement. Why would it take so long...
      Apr 4
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      No it's not the same as FedEx acknowledgement. FedEx acknowledgement is merely the courier delivery, but h1b receipt is the case number generated once uscis accepts the application and starts processing.
      Apr 4
    • eBay oldgrads
      It is literally i797a form which tells you the case number
      Apr 4
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Any update on the receipt number?
      Apr 8
    • eBay oldgrads
      My case was received last week which didn’t get updated
      Apr 8
  • New BkpK33
    @Absolute1
    Was the approval reflected on the website the same day of approval?
    Apr 113
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Yes.. Same day
      Apr 11
    • New BkpK33
      Thank you mine was receipted on 4/5 and waiting for decision
      Apr 11
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Good luck to you for a speedy approval.
      Apr 11
  • Bank of America pOlF30
    How do they send the receipt for premium processing applications? Does anyone know? By mail or email?
    Apr 43
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      By email within 2 business days usually. But when I checked with lawyers they said they haven't received mine. April 1st is cap season so maybe USCIS is backlogged. Wrong time to file a transfer petition :(
      Apr 4
    • Bank of America pOlF30
      Could be.. But I am still confused if it's a bad thing or a good thing to file at this busy time.. Worst case they could throw an RFE to buy time.. Or could directly approve..
      Apr 4
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Changing job on h1b is a nightmare.. H1b result is more worrisome than the interview result. Phew.
      Apr 4
  • DataRobot mm3
    Got my approval today
    Apr 102
    • Deloitte ndidjeksk
      That’s great!
      Apr 10
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Congrats! Did you check online or did your lawyer get an email?
      Apr 10
  • Amazon / Engleavinasap
    Oh boy, Fragomen hasn't even filed mine yet. Fingers crossed for a speedy process! 🤞🏼
    Apr 41
    • Bank of America pOlF30
      My extension was filed at literally 0 miles per hour.. It took two months for fragomen to file.. Transfer by BAL is also pending since March 5.. But the lawyers were overwhelmed with cap petitions.. Life's hard for them too at this season.. They simply mailed me saying "Thanks for your patience we have been busy with the cap petitions".. Lol
      Apr 4
  • Amazon / Engleavinasap
    Adding mine just in case anyone is curious.

    Fragomen (Uber)

    Apr 3 - Questionnaire filled.
    Apr 19 - Petition Submitted.
    6d0
  • MedeAnalytics jefbhosad
    Any idea how long does i797 take after the approval notice ?
    6d0
  • DataRobot mm3
    Wzoo - I applied on 29th application received on 30th but on Friday I got the receipt notice which says my application is received on April 5th
    Apr 88
    • Fujitsu wzoo
      I just checked in USCIS it says that they received my application on Apr 5th too. The difference could be because they have to open the application and check all the contents are in place before sending the receipt.
      Apr 8
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Great. Mine was filed April 1st too. Hoping I get the receipt notice soon. My lawyers are going to check if the receipt numbers are there at the back of the check.
      Apr 8
    • Deloitte ndidjeksk
      Nice! I’m still waiting on my receipt notice as well..
      Apr 8
    • Deloitte ndidjeksk
      I just got an update that my case has been approved.
      Apr 9
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      That's great.. Did you get your receipt number at all? How did you check?
      Apr 9
    • DataRobot mm3
      That’s awesome
      Apr 9
    • Deloitte ndidjeksk
      I heard from my attorney today. She told me she got the receipt(physical copy). She also added that she got an email that the case has been approved(pending physical copy).
      Apr 9
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Great congratulations!
      Apr 9
  • Fujitsu wzoo
    Just saw that my portal has been updated saying that receipt notice is received. Finally 😀.
    Apr 84
    • New BkpK33
      My case is also has receipt date of 4/5.
      Is yours approved?
      Is it filed at California
      Apr 12
    • MedeAnalytics jefbhosad
      did you get approved?
      Apr 15
    • Fujitsu wzoo
      Yes mine got approved on 10th. It is filed in California.
      Apr 16
    • MedeAnalytics jefbhosad
      Congrats.. did u get your i797 ?
      6d
  • Fujitsu wzoo
    I am in the same boat. Filed H1B transfer on Apr 1st in premium processing. Still no update on receipt.
    Apr 43
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Do update when your receive receipt # or a decision..
      Apr 4
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      Any update on the receipt number?
      Apr 8
    • Fujitsu wzoo
      No nothing yet.. I hope we get it soon.. I will update as soon as I receive one.. please do the same.
      Apr 8
  • Bank of America pOlF30
    Op : which centre did it go to?
    Apr 111
    • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
      OP
      California center...
      Apr 11
  • DataRobot mm3
    Few received on Saturday
    Apr 130
  • New BkpK33
    Do they update the status online only during business hours Mon-Fri?
    Anybody recieved approval notification during weekend?
    Apr 120
  • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
    OP
    Never mind, the other uscis website where you create a login shows that my application was received on 10th and PP clock started on April 10th. Such a big delay after filing on April 1st. But I'm glad at least they started processing.
    Apr 100
  • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
    OP
    Finally got my receipt number.. I am not sure if attorney got the email or they checked the back of the check. (mostly the check)

    Because when I enter the case number on uscis, it's saying "uscis does not recognize the case number". So maybe they haven't entered the case yet but cashed the check s..

    Anyone faced this?
    Apr 100
  • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
    OP
    Oh ok.. Thanks for the info.. Did they say why there could be a delay?

    Sometimes it happens that the receipt is initiated but they don't send an email notice.. I know a few cases where ppl never received the receipt and directly received an approval..
    Apr 50
  • DataRobot mm3
    I just spoke to fragomen I was told premium clock start when they initiate the receipt for the application
    Apr 50
  • Merrill Lynch / ProductAbsolute1
    OP
    Still haven't received it or at least the lawyers haven't sent me anything yet. They said they will forward it as soon as they receive it so I'm assuming they haven't gotten it yet.

    Premium processing clock starts once petition is received, that's my assumption.
    Apr 50
  • Bank of America pOlF30
    When does the premium processing takes effective? Once we receive the receipt or the day the petition gets delivered?
    Apr 50
  • Fujitsu wzoo
    Not yet I will update here once I receive one.
    Apr 50
  • DataRobot mm3
    Mine filed on 29th and reached on 30th still no receipt

    Did anyone got the receipt ?
    Apr 50

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