Until when will USCIS process Regular H1B packets for a decision?

Hey all,

I’ve been picked in the lottery this year, RP. My employer initially wanted to do PP but now he doesn’t think there is a need… but there is, since it is stressing me out to the max. Anyways, how late will people hear back on the RP results? How far into the year do they continue to process? Ovbiously, the results will be out by October 1st but from what you’ve seen, how late does it go?


Most of them would know the result approval or RFE by Oct. The ones who receive RFE may seen eventual decision of approval or denial by Mar. Some outlier cases may not get the decision way well into 2017. Again these are extreme timelines and petitions may be processed faster than this.