Upgrade to premium without receipt

Oracle redviper
Mar 15 20 Comments

Can the h1b petition be upgraded to premium before receiving receipt from USCIS?

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TOP 20 Comments
  • Apple Freakzilla
    did you file just before the PP resume announcement? I'm in the same boat.

    Filed date 02/27/2019
    Still waiting for receipt so I can upgrade to premium.
    Mar 15 5
    • Oracle redviper
      OP
      Yes, filed on 2/26. The lawyers told me you can upgrade to premium before getting a receipt at that time. Now they claim they cant. This is frustrating man.
      Mar 15
    • Apple Freakzilla
      They can't.

      Atleast they were able to provide me with the receipt number from the check that USCIS encashed and thus atleast I have the confirmation that they received my case. But my lawyer said they still need the hardcopy to upgrade to PP.
      Mar 15
    • Apple Freakzilla
      And i'm already able to track my case on egov(received 02/27), thus I am satisfied that i am atleast in Que and should receive the receipt anytime now.
      Mar 15
    • Oracle redviper
      OP
      When did you get the receipt number?
      Mar 15
    • Apple Freakzilla
      Read my previous comment
      Mar 15
  • Anthem / Data avn62
    No, because the upgrade has to be filed based on form I-907 and it requires to have the petition number entered.
    Mar 15 0
  • Apple Freakzilla
    any updates anyone?
    Mar 18 5
    • Oracle redviper
      OP
      Nothing yet.
      Mar 18
    • Oracle redviper
      OP
      Hey freakzilla, did you get the physical receipt?
      Mar 20
    • Apple Freakzilla
      No I didn't, but my lawyers filed for my PP upgrade just today via the receipt number they pulled from the encashed check.

      I'll update once I see the status change online.
      Mar 20
    • Oracle redviper
      OP
      So they can upgrade without the physical receipt? Who are your lawyers?
      Mar 20
    • Apple Freakzilla
      Uh, I am not comfortable revealing their name.

      I asked the same, they said that ideally its good to inculde a hardcopy of receipt but based on their experience until and unless they provide the correct receipt number, USCIS will allow it. Also, since its an overnight fedex i'll get to know whether they upgraded or not within a day or two for sure. Fingers crossed!
      Mar 20
  • Intel N00gler19
    My application was filed on March 8th(fri) and premium announcement was on March 11th(mon) ... now waiting for receipt to upgrade to premium 😓😪
    Mar 15 3
    • Apple Freakzilla
      H1b receipts are taking forever now!
      Mar 15
    • Cisco rgt
      I got my receipt in 2 weeks
      Mar 15
    • Apple Freakzilla
      Obviously there will be exceptions!
      Mar 15
  • Leetcode premium ?
    Mar 15 1
  • Apple Freakzilla
    My petition has successfully been upgraded to premium processing without receipt notice.

    Fingers crossed until approval 🤞
    Mar 21 0