Discuss alaga's OPT USCIS Case

OPT case: Approved in 63 days (15 days less than average)
15 Oct 2014
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Users currently watching this case: alaga, ragm, rhushabh, nchetan, lichenli 21 Comments

Posted by nickhodge
11 Dec 2014 #1
Any update?
Posted by alaga
11 Dec 2014 #2
Nope. still waiting. Any update on you? Please let me know if you get any update?
Posted by nickhodge
11 Dec 2014 #3
me either! Hope we can get approved soon
Posted by nickhodge
12 Dec 2014 #4
I called USCIS to expedite my case just now. After the call, I checked the status, and it changed to New Card Is Being Produced! Finally!
Posted by ragm
14 Dec 2014 #5
hi, what did you asked when u called uscis. my application is still in initial review state
Posted by alaga
15 Dec 2014 #6
Mine is still under case received. Just called USCIS on 12/8 and asked them to expedite the case. They asked if my case falls under any of the expedite reason and I said that I have a job and if I don't join company may have financial loss. They asked me on which documents I can submit and I said offer letter and HR letter they said OK and give me a reference number for expedite process.
This happened on 12/8 and under case history from myUSCIS-Case status showed following

Case History

On December 12, 2014, your request to have your case expedited, referral number XXX, was completed.

On December 12, 2014, we sent a response to your request to have your case expedited, referral number XXX.

On December 10, 2014, your request to have your case expedited, referral number XXX, was assigned to an officer for response

We called again on 12/12 Friday to check on expedite process and they asked to wait until i get the letter from USCIS about the decision. This is so frustrating.

Posted by rhushabh
16 Dec 2014 #7
Any update ?
What is the timeline for expedite process ?
Posted by alaga
16 Dec 2014 #8
not yet. I am still waiting on the decision letter that was mailed for expedite processing. I don't know if the expedite process is approved or not.

Posted by alaga
17 Dec 2014 #9
Finally approved
Posted by rhushabh
17 Dec 2014 #10
Congrats.. Did expedite work for you ?
Posted by alaga
17 Dec 2014 #11
Don't knoe yet. I didn't get the decision letter on expedite process.
Posted by nchetan
17 Dec 2014 #12


After the request for expedited process, did you hear back from them in email or postal mail?
Also, what documents did you submit to them after this request?
Thanks a lot!
Posted by alaga
17 Dec 2014 #13

No. Didnt hear back anything on expedite process. They said that they mailed a letter on 12/12 abput the decision on expedite process. Before I recieved the letter, my case got approved.

I didnt submit any documents yet, just requested expedite and they said they uscis office will process the request and send email/mail on which documents they need to expedite the process.
Posted by nchetan
18 Dec 2014 #14

Oh ok. You got the approval in a good timeframe I would say.
Do you think the request for expediting may have fastened up gears?

Thanks again!
Posted by alaga
18 Dec 2014 #15
I just got the expedite letter it says

" You requested expedite and expedite would just assign an officer to your case and as of today you case has been already assigned to the officer and you will hear back in 30 days. If you don't please contact our office again after 30 days"

3 days after this letter the case got approved.
Posted by nchetan
18 Dec 2014 #16
Thanks for the update!
That sounds good!

I am just ending my CPT tomorrow, and until I get the OPT I can't work. Ah, this period in between is a pain.

Sorry if I am repeating a question - Did you actually submit any documents for the expedite option? Or just requested over the phone?

Posted by alaga
18 Dec 2014 #17
Same situation here, I am ending my CPT tomorrow.

Nope. Just requested over the phone and they asked if requested what documents can you submit?
Posted by rhushabh
21 Dec 2014 #18
Did you receive your card or is it being shipped ?
Posted by alaga
22 Dec 2014 #19
Just got an update this morning that the card was mailed to my address, but do not see any tracking information.
Posted by lichenli
08 Jan 2015 #20
@alaga, Hi I submitted my opt case on Dec 2nd, the online status is always shows " my case was received " , it has been almost 40 days, is that normal?
What is the next stage status ? initial review ?
Posted by alaga
08 Jan 2015 #21

That is common and they dont change the status for OPT case. Normally the next status would be "card sent to production". You have to wait atleast 65 days from the date USCIS received your case. So you still have 25 more days to expect some result.

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