H1B visa Extension

My visa expired on Sept 30 2015 and My petition for extension was filed on Sept 15 2015 . I am yet to get an update on it… Do I need to go for Premium processing or can I wait.

You are allowed to stay up to 240 days past I-94 expiration date based on pending petition. IMO, one you are 45 days away from that deadline, you should apply for PP as this would give ample time to handle any possible RFE.

Thanks Saurabh. I got an update today. It went to RFE. is it possible for me to apply Premium Processing now ?

When responding to RFE, employer can also upgrade to PP