H1B extension pending for last 7 months

Hi Guys,

My H1B extension was filed on 13th May 2015 this year and its been almost 7 months and there has been no update. My employer raised an inquiry 1 month back with USCIS and the USCIS Customer service updated after 15 days that the case is pending due to security check issue.

Anyone had the same issue in the past? I have been told that the USCIS waits for FBI/NSA security check approvals before they adjudicate the case.

Any comments/feedbacks will be appreciated, Please only reply if you have experienced and know about this issue.



Nothing you can do here, except to wait. Also, there is no SLA on security checks.

Thanks for reply Saurabh. But can I contact NSA or FBI or maybe USCIS, I mean there has to be some time limit. My 240 day rule has kicked in on 1st Oct so I want to get H1B ASAP. Even if I change it to PP, it is not going to expedite it? Pls advise.

No, you cannot expedite it. Even if you upgrade to PP, PP feature will be kept on hold until security clearance is granted.

Hi, what happened to your case? You got H1B extension? How long it took?

I have same case as yours, my H1B extension is also pending since 7 months. My employer filed it in Sept 2015.