MTR processing time for denied case in H1B : Processing Times Posted December 24, 2016 · Report reply On 12/21/2016 at 4:04 AM, Neha07 said: Hi Ravi, My Petition was denied on Nov 16th and MTR was filed on 16th Dec, 2016. Reason for denial was Employer-employee relationship(expired SOW). Can I expect the decission to come by January or february end atleast. Were you from the Masters category or regular? Thanks, Neha Hi Neha, There is no processing time for MTR. My H1B was filed under Masters quota. My MTR is pending for almost 5 months. It's still in Initial review status. It's a long wait to get a decision, most likely 3-9 months.