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H1b extension processing time - Vermont

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Posted by waitforever123 (458) 16 Jan 2018#6976
to avinash143:

yes, also people upgrade to premium and update the tracker in comments/notes only, but processing type still says Regular, someone gets an approval around my dates, I am all excited to see finally dates are moving closer to mine, NOOO it is an upgrade to PREMIUM :) imagine my disappointment.
These tools are only useful if people use them correctly..
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Posted by SunDevil09 (31) 16 Jan 2018#6977
to waitforever123:

Company's Legal team is still advising against upgrading to premium. Based on the case details of recent approvals, I think I have a strong case..I think they are just giving the same general advice to everyone.
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Posted by waitforever123 (458) 16 Jan 2018#6978
to SunDevil09:

Why do they advise against premium? It will not have any effect on eventual outcome... if you can wait calmly, I advise you wait, if you are too tensed about it, ask them to upgrade to premium.

USCIS tools are degrading, they used to update processing times, case status, visa bulletin, demand data, pending inventory perm approvals promptly, now a days none of these sites are updated consistently or regularly..
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Posted by rishabh198 (4) 17 Jan 2018#6979
Vemont service centre is certainly a joke now.I saw people having their petition filed in regular mode in Nebraska centre on 29th September getting approved in regular mode and here in Vermont August has not started even.

5 months and counting for approval....seems premium is the only option to get fast adjudication with the caveat of risk
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Posted by tejcts12 (14) 17 Jan 2018#6980
to rishabh198:

Agreed , mine
H1b extn. filed on 23rd June and received RFE on 24 Oct ,
RFE response submitted on 20 Dec. still waiting for an approval.
Not sure if complete process takes a Year :(
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Posted by neil008 (2) 20 hours 15 minutes ago#6981
Hello , guys ..Do u guys think Vermont Center purposely delaying application in regular processing, so applicants get frustrated and upgrade to premium processing, mine is 18th Auguest 2017, it’s been 5 months still waiting for my first extension.
Anyone near my date start recving decisions please let me know
Thank you. And good luck to all of you
By watching current news on immigration, this country only care for people who came in this country illegally, no one , no congressmen , no senetor or president .. no body is talking about fixing legal immigration and green cars back log , all they are talking is DACA.

Good luck to all
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Posted by waitforever123 (458) 6 hours 28 minutes ago#6982
to neil008:

You upgraded to Premium isn't It? Since everyone at the edge of processing time also upgrading, what incentive they have to process regular cases. You should be prepared to wait 5 months at least. You only have an amendment why do you keep looking at it.
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Posted by neil008 (2) 6 hours 19 minutes ago#6983
to waitforever123:

I did not upgrade to premium, it’s not only amendment. It’s extension
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Posted by rishabh198 (4) 2 hours 44 minutes ago#6984
to neil008:

There is lot of rumour mongering also.people are saying,petitions are getting denied directly without RFE.I am not sure what to believe.1000 mouths and 1000 versions.this fear complicates our understanding of things badly.Immigration team gives us a straight forward reply..if u want to go for premium,project will have to bear the cost and thats it... earlier people use to get premium only in case they have to go to india/DL renewal etc..not the fear has created environment that avoid premium unless very necessary....Even my manager who has to approve for premium is confused from Business continuity perspective.He says we have 3-4 openings and we are not getting people here.If something bad happens and you have to go back,we will have one more open position. i have almost 5 months over now and waiting for first extension...what if the RFE comes after 5 months....certainly we will have to go for upgrade...whats the point in waiting for 5 months when nothing is sure and that too when I am working in a big 4 and everything fine with my documents and speciality occupation.
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