221g in Administrative processing for 4 years +

My petition has been approved as below 4 years back. Details as below, “Notice Type: Approval Notice Class: H1B Valid from 10/12/2011 to 09/30/2014” But while stamping , I got the pink slip and asked for additional document from employer, which I have submitted, But my case is still under the administrative processing, I would like to get advice on whether i can look for new employer under cap exempt or is there any other better method available.

What is the online status when you look-up your receipt number?

It is showing status as “Administrative processing”

Do you see this status on USCIS site? I don’t think USCIS shows the status as AP.

Yes it is showing status as “Administrative processing”

I have never seen that status before on USCIS site. Can you copy paste the entire text.

As long as USCIS has not revoked the approved petition, you can approach another employer for cap-exempt petition filing.


Let me clarify,

USCIS status is “Case approved” for the petition as per https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/mycasestatus.do

Visa status as per
https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx” is in “administrative processing”