My H1b was picked up in the lottery this year. I got an RFE on 4th September and replied it on oct 30. On 9 dec 2013, we filed under premium processing. Now it has moved back to initial review and says " On December 10, 2013, your Alien Registration Number was changed relating to your I129, PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER. Please check our website at www.uscis.gov for further updates on your case. Please wait until the end of normal processing time before calling customer service at 1-800-375-5283 for live assistance."
can anybody what this means ?
Nothing more than what you read there. Just patiently wait, since this is a PP case, within 14 days of the receipt of the RFE by USCIS it will issue either an approval decision, another RFE (more common than what you think) or a denial (rare). Keep in close touch with your employer and especially its immigration lawyer, since it will be them who will be receiving the decision to arrive in the next few days.
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What did the lawyer who filed the papers say when you asked him/her?
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I agree with my colleague. It is just a simple processing step. There is nothing unusual or worrisome about it. At this point, it appears that there is nothing for you to do.
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