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USCIS Service Center Processing Times for H-1B Petitions

USCIS Service CenterType of CaseProcessing Cases as of date
California Service Center
(states in blue below)
Change of status in the U.S.November 1, 2017
Extension of stay
November 1, 2017
Visa to be issued abroadNovember 1, 2017
Vermont Service Center
(states in green below)
Visa to be issued abroadApril 10, 2017
Extension of stayAugust 14, 2017
Change of status in the U.S.April 10, 2017

(*For all cases that are filed under premium processing, the expected processing time is two weeks.)

Note: The Service Center that a petition must be sent to depends on the state or territory where the H-1B beneficiary will work, as described in the petition, regardless of the location of the employer’s headquarters.

Other Areas:
California Service Center: Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Vermont Service Center: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia

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