USCIS response time for H1B rfe (premium)

LinkedIn / Data mSNI75
7d 40 Comments

i know a lot of folks have recently gotten RFEs on their H1 transfers - i did too amd recently submittef the RFE response.

if you were in a similt boat, how long did it take between RFE response beinh submitted and you hearing back?
(15 calendar days is what USCIS says they would take - trying to understand if people get that sooner than 15 days ever)

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  • Splunk lebraten
    Is it common to get RFE for H1B transfer? what’s the usual reason for RFE
    7d 3
    • Microsoft Tattle
      Right now, pretty much every renewal and transfer is getting an RFE. Reasons range from more docs required to why is a bachelors/masters degree needed for the work(in other words justify the complexity of the work). You should in fact count on getting an RFE.
      7d
    • Splunk lebraten
      and it doesn’t matter if its pp or regular application
      7d
    • Microsoft Tattle
      Nope. It's a new tactic to harass H1b folks.
      7d
  • FactSet SjpT02
    I'm waiting as well (Day 5 today). will update here as soon as I know..

    Also, does anyone know if USCIS updates the case status only at a specific time of the day ? Both my previous updates (RFE issued and response to RFE received) happened around midnight..
    7d 6
    • FactSet SjpT02
      It was received September 6 and yeah, California.
      7d
    • I saw one people with received date of 9/5 got approved on 9/9. The waiting game sucks
      7d
    • FactSet SjpT02
      yeah I know right ? let me know if you get any updates. I will too
      7d
    • Of course will do. Last time i got the rfe on the 8th day. Previously my rfe got approved on the 4th day. I hope it all works for us
      7d
    • FactSet SjpT02
      Update : Mine got approved. The status on USCIS website got updated at 8.57AM (Eastern) this morning. I know this because when I checked at 8.56, it wasn't updated lol. My lawyers were sent the email approval last night around 9pm pacific. So the approval date is 9/12
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  • Microsoft scrol
    6 days after uscis receive you rfe answer package.. PP.. got approved.
    7d 2
    • LinkedIn / Data mSNI75
      OP
      Thanks!
      would be great if that happened for me.
      7d
    • Ellie Mae mr 🥜
      Good luck op.
      4d
  • Amazon / Data ehosocd
    5 business days with pp, twice
    7d 0
  • Microsoft / IT xyzabc1ghy
    My rfe was answered and uscis updated as docs received on sep 4th but still no update. California center
    6d 10
    • No. It still stays rfe was received.
      5d
    • I think the best way to know is by getting the approval email through attorney
      5d
    • Microsoft / IT xyzabc1ghy
      Oh ok
      5d
    • Microsoft / IT xyzabc1ghy
      Mine got approved too😊
      5d
    • Congrats! Enjoy ur weekend
      5d
  • Premium processing. Rfe response was received on september 5th. Still waiting for approval. Keep us updated
    7d 4
  • Amazon / Data ehosocd
    the problem is not whether you have a US degree. I have both bachelor and master in US, USCIS asked to justify why this job needs a degree :(
    6d 0
  • New pkue86
    It took usicis 1 week to update that they received the response but after that it was 3 days
    7d 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    pracmore
    Just curious for those if you with a US degree, did any of you get RFE?
    7d 2
    • Yes. I have US degree from top 20 colleges. My initial application got approved without rfe. Then i transferred twice recently and got rfes. I used to be easier, but right now its getting harder for straight approvals
      7d
    • LinkedIn / Data mSNI75
      OP
      I did my MS here.
      5d
  • Apple onToilet
    Did you file in PP?
    7d 1
    • LinkedIn / Data mSNI75
      OP
      Yes.
      7d
  • New pkue86
    I also have a US degree and my initial petition had no rfe but the transfer got RFE
    6d 0
  • When was ur petition received?
    7d 0