How long it takes to ger H1B receipt in premium for extension

Hi All,

Is the premium window currently open for H1B visa extension? and also any idea when this will be closed usually every year. Thank you.

Hi @Vicky_singh

Premium processing is open for all H1B applications. There is no fixed time to close premium processing. Not sure who told you this information.

USCIS closes premium processing only when they feel it is required.

thanks @Anil_Gupta for the info…do you know how long does it take to receive receipt notice once after the premium is filed.

Premium processing receipt is sent to attorney by email within 1-2 days. Paper receipt can take 2-10 days.

Hi @Anil_Gupta …my employer submitted my premium request on 28-Oct-19 for my extension and today status of my request in USCIS shows RFE is sent…do you know how long does it take for attorney to receive what RFE is and what docs are being asked ? also is there any deadline to share RFE response in premium process?

Hi @Vicky_singh

RFE details will be sent by USCIS by standard USPS mail and you can expect to receive them in 1 day to 3 weeks.

USCIS usually gives about 60 - 90 days to respond to RFE. The premium clock re-starts from day 1 when you submit your RFE response.

thanks so much for info @Anil_Gupta … this helps

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Hi @Anil_Gupta … how long does it take to receive approved H1B petition after the case status changed as approved in uscis site. Does any e-copy comes faster for premium cases?

Email approval notice is sent to attorney in Premium cases.

Hard copy can take 1 to 30 days to arrive by USPS mail.