H-1B Temporary Worker


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USCIS (immigration) experiencing lengthy H-1B processing times:

Over the past 5 months, across the U.S. there has been a historic slow-down in H-1B processing times. It is significant that recently the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) pressed USCIS for answers stating  “…[we] once again raised the issue of lengthy processing times, specifically noting that the processing of H-1B extensions at the CSC and VSC continues to be extraordinarily slow, and that the backlog is causing significant hardships for affected individuals.” USCIS responded that they are aware and are looking in to the issues.

H-1B Extensions

If your H-1B extension Approval Notice is not processed within 240 days, you will lose work authorization. Some departments may have to pay for Premium Processing ($1,225) to get the approval in time.