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H1B Extension - Premium Processing - California - Dec 2011

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Hi Friends, Applied on 15th Sep 2011 ( Premium ) , RFE recieved on 23rd September 2011.

RFE reply date :12th December ( yeah it took 2.5 months for docs collection)

Received Date: 14th December

Case Status: RFE response review ( RFE on E- E relation & Direct Control )- EVVC Model.

Under premium processing should I expect the decision to come within 15 days > Not Sure if applies in Holiday season as well.

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Hi friends,

I am posting below my timelines for approval under premium processing at California center. I am on EVC model with an indian consulting firm (~ 40 employees) and filed for extension after 3 years of employment.

USCIS status updates:


09/13/11: Initial Review

Coverted to Premium Processing as I had a trip planned to India. Employer sent in the form for premium processing during the week of 11/14/2011

11/21/11: Initial Review

11/22/11: Acceptance

12/05/11: Request for Evidence

RFE effectively asked for client letters, project information, my skills, etc. Employer responded in 2 weeks.

12/19/11: Request for Evidence Response Review

12/28/11: Decision (Approval)

12/28/11: Post Decision Activity (document mailed on the same day it was approved)

01/03/11: Approval Notice received by my employer

Thanks to all the other forum members who have shared their experiences which helped me.

- Raj

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