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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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