Application in Initial Review status. How long does it take to get approved?


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My H1 B Case Status online says -- Initial Review.

On May 19, 2011, we received this I539 APPLICATION TO EXTEND OR CHANGE NONIMMIGRANT STATUS, and mailed you a notice describing how we will process your case. Please follow any instructions on this notice. You will be notified by mail when a decision is made, or if the office needs something from you.

How long will it take to know a Decision? I guess my application is under General Master's Quota category without premium processing. However I'm not sure if the Masters Quota information is printed on the I-797C. My I-797C doesn't show it. Please Help. Thanks!

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The general processing time for H1B petitions filed with regular processing is 3-4 months. Please keep in mind the case status information on the USCIS website is not always up to date. In addition, please note, the H1B petition is filed with Form I-129, not Form I-539. Any innacuracies regarding your case type, processing delays, etc. should be addressed with the USCIS.

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