USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Receipting Time Frames
Because of the unprecedented volume of recent H-1B filings, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily experiencing a receipting/data-entry (DE) “frontlog” at its Service Centers. USCIS provided the following projections for fee receipting and data entry processing for H-1B cap cases currently at the Service Centers. These projections do not apply to Premium Processing or I-129 H-1B (cap or non-cap) cases:
California Service Center. USCIS expects to provide in time-compliance for receipting of all form types by June 15, 2007.
Nebraska Service Center. USCIS is currently providing in time-compliance for receipting of all form types as of May 10, 2007.
Texas Service Center. USCIS is currently providing in time-compliance for receipting of all form types as of May 10, 2007.
Vermont Service Center. USCIS expects to provide in time-compliance for receipting of all form types by June 2, 2007.
USCIS noted that it may take additional time for a Service Center to complete fee receipting and data entry of an application or petition received and for the receiving Center to mail the appropriate receipt notice. USCIS recommends that persons who have filed a petition or application with USCIS wait at least 30 days from the applicable receipt processing time frame noted above before contacting USCIS with inquiries. If a response is not received from USCIS within 30 days of the dates listed above, USCIS recommends checking the Web site at www.uscis.gov or calling USCIS customer service at 1-800-375-5283 for updated processing information.