Once the H-1B Petition is Filed

Immigration processing will take a minimum of 3 months. This timeframe can change, and the OISS adviser handling the case can provide guidance on the current processing period. Alternately, premium processing may be used for an additional fee narrowing processing time down to a 15-calendar day period.


Once the H-1B petition is complete, including Labor step, the OISS adviser will send the petition to Immigration.


In approximately 10-14 days after the petition is received by Immigration, OISS should receive an official receipt notice providing a case number.

At that time scholars may contact the OISS adviser handling their case to request their case number so they may monitor their case, online at www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis


OISS will send an email notice to the scholar as soon the Immigration approval notice (Form I-797) arrives.


If you are monitoring your case status on line, please note it can take as long as 7-10 days for OISS to receive the official approval notice once the immigration system shows an approval.

Additional Instruction

Please note that your Yale University H-1B gives you employment permission ONLY for the specific job named in the application. For further instructions, please select your H-1B catergory below: