Hi, I have my first H1 from Oct 2013 - Sep 2014 (No stamping). I got my H1 approved from Client A in April 2013 but from September 2013 I moved to a different state and now with Client B. I want to go to India in May 2014 so I my employer will be filing an H1 Amendment and H1 extension (in April) the same time in Premium processing. My questions/ concerns are:
- Client B can provide a client letter only till Dec 2014. They say its yearly basis. I can make them add a word “possible extensions”. But concern is since I already have valid visa till sep 2014. Is there a possibility of uscis denying the extension because according to dec dates; I need only 3 extra months based on the letter? Is the probability of approval higher if I renew in june/jully instead with same client letter (dec 2014)? I really would like to get it stamped till Sep 2015 minimum if not till 2016.
2.Since I need to go to India in May, I am planning to get premium processing. What is the processing time for “Amendment” and “Extension” in premium processing. Is it 3-4 weeks for Amendment and then 3-4 weeks of Extension. Or both happen at the same time and i get the results in 3-4 weeks once applied.
Does Applying for Amendment and extension in the month of April delay the process or increase the risk because of the new year H1 visa filing month ?
Any other pre-requisites that are required before filing an Amendment and extension? I am trying to find out if I can fly out on May 9th/ 16th or later?
Please let me know. Thanks so much in advance.