RFE status - H1B 2017

Hi All,

April 24 2016 - Picked in Lottery

Aug 23 2016 - got status as RFE

Nov 18 2016 - status updated as: Response To USCIS’ Request For Evidence Was Received

California service center is processing my case

Can anyone pls tell me how much time do i need to wait for the response.

Thanks in advance.


I’m also on the same boat. In my case RFE was submitted on 11 October and till now no updates.

Same with me.4th Nov status changed to RFE response received but after that no update. Mine is Vermont center.Key is to have some patience.

ya we need to have some patience, but alteast want to know what is the max time for the processing time… in some places it is written as 60 to 90 days. is this true?

Max would be 90 days.I have heard it also depends upon RFE reason.
If RFE is for educational or personal documents then will be processed early compared to project related docs.You can switch to premium otherwise.

There is no perfect answer to this question. USCIS can take as many days as it wants to, under normal processing. If you want to, you may upgrade it to premium and expect a decision within 15 days. USCIS will have to give a decision within 15 days or the premium process money is given back.


My case also went into Response To USCIS’ Request For Evidence Was Received on Nov 18 2016 to Vermont Service Center. After which I did not get any updates from USCIS.

I was told for normal processing it may take till 1 year also, not sure if its from date of lottery picking or from date of rfe response received. Please advice.

My status got updated and its denied :frowning:
I dont know what is the reason yet…
just wanted to check if there is any chance of appealing if we can provide additional evidence…