Delayed response - Need help


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Hey folks


I applied for h1b extension and got the receipt on jan 16 under premium - vermont processing center. today i received the below response 


We have confirmed that the status of your case has gone past the 15 day premium processing timeframe and is currently pending. 


However, A check of our records establishes that the processing of your case has been delayed and is not yet ready for decision, as the required security checks remain pending.


All petitions or applications received by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are required to have routine security checks that sometimes result in delays of the adjudication of petitions or applications.  


Before USCIS may render a decision on this petition, it must resolve certain issues.  You may rest assured that USCIS is striving to resolve these issues as soon as possible, and will issue a decision once it has done so.  Therefore, we have no control over how long these checks will take. We can give no definite indication of when they will be completed. We apologize for the delay.


i have been on h1b for a long time. does it means they are doing a background check or work related check, can any one please clarify





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Hi Msr257,


Not sure you still have same situation, can you please share comments.. 


I see few threads premium processing cases getting delayed .. mine is 14th day today, it's for H1b amendment RFE replied on March10th, yet not seen any status change so far..


Thanks in Advance

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