Discuss venkkr's OPT USCIS Case

OPT case: Approved in 105 days (-27 days more than average)
India
yes
Nebraska
29 Oct 2015
regular
30 Oct 2015
no
approved
11 Feb 2016
11 Feb 2016
18 Feb 2016
105 days
Washington University in St. Louis
18 Nov 2015
19 Feb 2016
11th Feb, status changed to "Your name has been updated in the application... " whatever that is supposed to mean.... 16th Feb - Status changed to " Card was mailed" 18th Feb - Card received. (Start date is mentioned as 11th, so It should have been appr


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Posted by ksns
02 Feb 2016 #1
Any updates?
Posted by venkkr
02 Feb 2016 #2
No updates yet.
Posted by venkkr
03 Feb 2016 #3
I think the Nebraska center is currently processing the applications received on 29th October 2015, @ksns, you should hopefully receive it soon.
Posted by ksns
04 Feb 2016 #4
@venkkr hopefully :)
Posted by ksns
04 Feb 2016 #5
@venkrr on what basis are you saying they are processing 29th oct recieved applications??
Posted by venkkr
04 Feb 2016 #6
I am trying to see this site for approved dates for those candidates in the Nebraska center, I see that 28th Oct ones are approved and 29th is getting there.
Few weeks back, I was seeing the status changing for 28th Oct applications.

I am trying to check if this logic makes sense...... and i think it does since....
The Vermont center is currently processing applications received on 2nd Nov. And 10 days back, they were processing the ones received on 30th Oct.
Posted by ksns
04 Feb 2016 #7
@venkrr That is some what good news for me.
What day of the week does they change the online status for people for whom they approved??
I am asking it because since yesterday i am trying to see any change in 200 before applications of my number. But no change.
Posted by venkkr
04 Feb 2016 #8
I think the Application number - LINxxxx doesn't make much sense to study, since we have application numbers of OPT cases mixed with other cases like " Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker", "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," etc...
For us, the only data point that makes sense in the decision streak is the USCIS received date (and to some extent, the application date too)

I think decisions change on several days of the week, not specific to any day (But i havent seen Saturday decisions)
I was also told that decision change online is not real time (by my student advisor) eg. if they approve today, u may see a status change tmrw.
He also told me that the Nebraska center processes roughly 100 applications a day and people who have exceeded the 90 day period are automatically prioritized. Lets see
Posted by venkkr
04 Feb 2016 #9
another aspect is, if it has crossed 60 days since someone graduated, then their application goes into Urgent line since the F-1 status ends with the 60 day grace period. (I heard they will try to quickly get the decision for those provided sufficient processing time - 90 days etc was given.)
Posted by pravtrack
05 Feb 2016 #10
@venkkr Could you let me know from where you got the information about processing being quicker once it crosses 60days after graduation.
Posted by pravtrack
05 Feb 2016 #11
@venkkr Could you let me know from where you got the information about processing being quicker once it crosses 60days after graduation.
Posted by venkkr
05 Feb 2016 #12
@pravtrack, my student advisor mentioned this. The F-1 visa has a 60 day grace period after graduation and after that, the impending OPT application is the status we will have. Hence, the USCIS has an urgent requirement to get these cases approved. (But 90 day processing time is still the first criteria)
Posted by anvesh
08 Feb 2016 #13
Do you guys have any update. Its been 104 days my packet is received. Whats going at nebraska?
Posted by venkkr
08 Feb 2016 #14
I don't have any updates, waiting.
Posted by venkkr
08 Feb 2016 #15
I don't have any updates, waiting.
Posted by venkkr
08 Feb 2016 #16
No updates, waiting.
Posted by badgerland
19 Feb 2016 #17
Hi did they use express mail or standard mail?
Posted by venkkr
19 Feb 2016 #18
They sent using USPS priority mail.
Posted by badgerland
19 Feb 2016 #19
Thanks!

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