My H1B petition was denied, and my employer filed an appeal. How long does the appeal process normally take?


If a denied petition is appealed, the case typically first goes back to the USCIS to review the appeal. The USCIS then has 45 days to determine whether to take favorable action on the case or to forward it to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). If the case goes to the AAO, a decision normally is issued by the AAO within 180 days of receiving the appeal. (13.Jul.2022)

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