Video instructions and help with filling out and completing i-539 premium processing

Instructions and Help about i-539 premium processing

Hello everyone this is Janelle Oh clue of lo Joe immigration where we provide you with confidence and clarity with your immigration legal matters all right folks so today's video is about h-1b cap cases but specifically premium processing of h-1b Kennett cases so first of all I am relieved as many of you are that USCIS has resumed premium processing of h1 beads okay so for those of you who participated in this year's cap meaning that you got your cap case file during the first five business days of April that would have been from Monday April 1st 2019 through Friday April 5th 2019 if you got your h-1b cap case filed during that limited window then your case was included in the lottery USCIS said that they conducted the lottery on April 10 and they know who's been picked all right so folks first of all if you haven't gotten your receipt notice yet don't worry all right it isn't that all the receipt notices went out at once they've been going out on a rolling basis so if your friend got her h-1b receipt notice that you don't have yours yet that's not for you know you don't have to worry about that they're going out on a rolling basis okay so once USCIS has sent out all the receipt notices for the cases unfortunately that did not get picked in the cap USCIS is going to return those cases they're gonna return the whole filing including the filing fees back either to the petitioning employer or if the employer was represented by an attorney to the attorney's office okay now let's talk about the premium processing opted for premium processing and your h-1b cap case was for change of status then you would have either had elected for premium processing at the time you filed the h-1b okay and first of all let me just say this quick thing know your chances of getting picked in the lottery are no better just because you pick you opt for premium processing I get that question a lot oh if I do premium processing does that mean my case is gonna get picked in the lottery that's irrelevant but if you did up for premium processing USCIS has stated that they will actually start that 15-day expedite period for premium processing that is going to start on I want to make sure you can hear me well that's gonna start on May 20th okay so the actual date for the premium processing case cap cases starts on May 20th if you did not opt for premium processing at the time you filed your cap case then yes after May 20th if your case was selected in the cap you can choose to upgrade to premium processing now for those of you who wanted to consular process all right USCIS actually did not allow you to opt for premium processing at the time you filed they're gonna

FAQ

How long is the I-539 processing time from F-2 to F-1 at the Dallas USCIS center?
It will take about 3 to 4 months minimum and any requests for expediting the same may not be successful.You can check with the university and it should not be a problem to commence your classes, or if they insist you need to request for deferring your admission. Without F1,you may not be able to take in -campus jobs.
How do I know my H1b visa was upgraded to Premium Processing?
You should not be paying the premium processing fee. YOur employer should be paying that, but there are a lot of unscrupulous consultancies which make the employees pay for it. if that is the case, you should look for a better job at a reputed institution soon.
How much time does it take to get I140 approval in normal processing (No Premium fee)?
Thanks for your question! There are actually several steps and factors that affect your typical I-140 processing time. The first and most ubiquitous factor that makes it nearly impossible to pin down a specific time frame for any immigration petition is service center caseload. If the service center that is processing your petition is busy, it may take much longer than if the center’s caseload is light.You can use tracking platforms to see what people are posting as their processing times for your particular service center. Other than that, I’m afraid it can be tough to plan out exactly how much time it will take to process your I-140.Another factor is the type of green card you are petitioning for. While this may seem confusing when you consider that all employment-based green cards require the same I-140 petition, there are some things to remember. The first thing is your priority date. As you likely already know, the day that the USCIS received your I-140 is your priority date. Which you will need to keep in mind.The Department of State also releases a visa bulletin each month, which details the final action dates according to the type of green card and the beneficiary’s country of origin. You’ll need to wait until your priority matches or passes the date given in the current month before moving forward with your green card.For example, if you are an Indian citizen going for an EB-3 green card, you will likely have to wait several years. On the other hand, if you are a Canadian citizen who is interested in an EB-1, you may not have to wait at all. It is all based on how many petitions from your country are subscribed to that green card category.In any case, if your priority date will not be current for some time, the USCIS may hold off on processing your petition until your priority date gets closer to the given final action date. In several cases, this can meant it might take years for your I-140 to be processed.Of course, you can always choose premium processing (unless you are applying for an EB-2 with a National Interest Waiver or an EB-1C). However, even if the USCIS processes your petition in 15 calendar days, you will still need to wait until your priority date is current before adjusting your status or using consular processing. Your immigration attorney can help you better understand if this option is advantageous in your case.Also, you need to take your PERM Labor Certification processing time intoaccount. While a PERM isn’t required for all employment-based green cards (such as the EB-1 or EB-2 with a National Interest Waiver), it may be relevant to your situation. Your PERM processing time is also dependent on the service center that is responsible for it.Also, if your employer is audited, needs to undergo supervised recruitment, or both, that will inevitably tack on several months onto the processing time, if not over a year. PERM audits are sometimes random and so you never know if your employer will receive one, but there are steps you can take to reduce your chances.All told, notwithstanding your priority date, premium processing, and PERM complications. The rule of thumb is to allow for an average of six months for your I-140 to be processed and six to nine months for your PERM to be processed, making for a total of a year and three months to be on the safe side. As I said earlier, there is a possibility that it could be much longer or much shorter. Your immigration attorney can give you a more exact answer based on your unique circumstances.Hope this answers your question!This answer is not to be considered as a substitute for legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
How long does it take to get a receipt if I have filed a H1B transfer in premium processing?
Premium Processing has been suspended (USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions) for most H-1B petitions with an extension of status request.  Generally, you can rely on USCIS having received a petition if you follow the FedEx tracking, but the receipt notice is the only real “proof” that the petition has been received.  It usually takes about 1 week to get the receipt notice. If the petition was filed by Premium Processing and it was accepted, your employer or attorney may have already received an email from the service center by now.
In an interview process, they have asked me to fill out a survey asking how much my current base salary is. What should I consider as I fill it?
I will give you advice from my personal experience. It may or may not work for somebody else, but it does work for me. This is a tricky question, I know. You put a number too small, you risk appearing to not value yourself enough and may get less salary than the employer had initially considered. You put your number too high and you risk scaring off the potential employer as having unreasonable expectations. I  usually tell them that salary is just a number and it not a top priority, that I do not want to miss out an opportunity because of a number, and if both parties are very enthusiastic, we can find a reasonable amount (this is an honest opinion, for me salary is not the decisive factor). But many headhunters/recruiters are very insistent on knowing your "expectations". If you are asked directly about your current salary, you can top it off with a few grands ,) No harm in that, but not too much. If asked about your expected salary, I recommend doing a little market research. Visit several websites and find a reasonable number adequate to your new title/responsibilities. If you think you are better than the average (and there's 50% chance you are), you can top it off with a few grands as well.In your situation, since there is no negotiator, only you and the paper, I would recommend putting your salary, or if you find it too low, you can find an average salary on the market for people with similar experience, and put that number.
For how long is the suspension on H-1B premium processing (March 2017) expected to last?
USCIS hasn’t specified exactly when they will resume accepting premium processing, but in their announcement, they said that it could be up to six (6) months. :(*I am not an attorney. Please do not misconstrue the above as legal advice*
How can I get more people to fill out my survey?
Make it compellingQuickly and clearly make these points:Who you are and why you are doing thisHow long it takesWhats in it for me -- why should someone help you by completing the surveyExample: "Please spend 3 minutes helping me make it easier to learn Mathematics. Answer 8 short questions for my eternal gratitude and (optional) credit on my research findings. Thank you SO MUCH for helping."Make it convenientKeep it shortShow up at the right place and time -- when people have the time and inclination to help. For example, when students are planning their schedules. Reward participationOffer gift cards, eBooks, study tips, or some other incentive for helping.Test and refineTest out different offers and even different question wording and ordering to learn which has the best response rate, then send more invitations to the offer with the highest response rate.Reward referralsIf offering a reward, increase it for referrals. Include a custom invite link that tracks referrals.
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