H1B 2018 MTR status updated


My h1b petition was denied in April 2018 and we applied for MTR on 05 May 2018. Today the old petition status got updated to Case was sent to the Administrative Appels Office for review.

Please let me know what does that mean? Thanks in advance.

Initially, your case will be sent to the same officer who denied your petition. He will have 45 days to reconsider his decision. If he wants to change his mind he can do that or else petition will be sent to AAO office for final review and decision. This may take upto 180 days on an average. In some cases it goes beyond that time limit. Hope this helps.