May 14 2007
USCIS, Backlogged with Data Entry for Standard H-1B Cases, Projects Timeframes for Completion
Because of the exorbitantly high amount of H-1B filings for Fiscal Year 2008, USCIS is currently being slowed down in the receipting/data entry step of processing FY 2008 cases at each of its service centers. USCIS has, though, published projected timeframes for fee receipting and data entry processing for those H-1B submissions chosen for the FY 2008 visa cap. Please note that these projected dates do not apply to H-1B cases submitted with requests for premium processing or for I-129 H-1B cases.
California Service Center: USCIS aims to be able to provide in time-compliance at this Service Center by June 15, 2007.
Nebraska Service Center: USCIS is currently in time-compliance at this Service Center.
Texas Service Center: USCIS is currently in time-compliance at this Service Center.
Vermont Service Center: USCIS aims to be able to provide in time-compliance at this Service Center by June 2, 2007.
USCIS also noted that it may take more time to complete the receipting and data entry portions of some cases. USCIS requests that applicants wait at least 30 days from the applicable receipt processing timeframe stated above before contacting the organization for more information. If you do not receive a response from USCIS within 30 days of that timeframe, it is suggested that you check the USCIS website at uscis.gov, call their customer service line at 1-800-375-5283 or contact our firm for assistance in receiving updated processing information.