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USCIS Updates Case Processing Times

December 16, 2010
News & Updates, USCIS
The four U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regional offices have issued updated processing times. Generally, processing times have remained consistent this month from last month, with some improvement in H-1B processing times at the California Service Center. The processing of H-1B extensions at the Vermont Service Center continues to be extremly slow, with processing times at about five and a half months. This estimated five and a half month processing time can have a significant impact on foreign national employees. This is why it is imperative that employers file H-1B extensions as close to the six-months-from-current-expiration-date mark as possible. Otherwise, employees could encounter travel restrictions and have problems renewing driving privileges. The California Service Center processing of H-1B extensions is still around 2 months.
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USCIS Updates Case Processing Times

November 19, 2010
News & Updates, USCIS
The four U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regional offices just issued updated processing times. As a general trend, processing times for employment-based immigrant visa cases and most non-immigrant visa cases have improved, significantly in some categories. The exceptions are H-1B petitions. For example, an H-1B extension filed at the Vermont Service Center would need to have been filed by June 5th to be processing at this time. This estimated five and a half month processing time can have a significant impact on foreign national employees. This is why it is imperative that employers file H-1B extensions as close to the six-months-from-current-expiration-date mark as possible. Otherwise, employees could encounter travel restrictions and have problems renewing driving privileges.
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