My consultant applied for H1B on June 5th 2012 (with my OPT expiring on June 25th 2012) and I got the Cap gap extension till Oct 1 2012.
On Aug 25th 2012 my consultant asked me to apply for premium processing as my petition was not yet approved and my cap gap extension was going to expire on Sep 30th 2012. I paid for the premium processing and the consultant informed me that they are going to apply for premium processing on Sep 5th 2012.
When I checked my status online on Sep 6th 2012 I noticed that my petition was approved with the following message.
On September 5, 2012, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I129 PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER. Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283.
Now Im confused If my petition was approved on the same day they received my request for PP or It was just a coincidence and my petition was approved on the same day using normal processing?
If it was a coincidence then my petition was approved using normal processing and I should get my money back.
Now My question is
- How Can I know that my Petition was approved using PP or normal processing
- If it was normal processing then Is it a good idea to ask USCIS for Refund without going through much Drama?
- If I can and should then What’s the procedure ?
NOTE: I paid for the entire H1B processing to my consultant and I don’t wanna pay any extra than I’m suppose to pay.
H1B Application Fees
You have already did something that you shouldn’t have done – Paying for H1B Visa processing.