The Student and Exchange Visitor (SEVIS) program reported that its response center is currently experiencing an unexpectedly high call volume. Longer than normal wait times should be expected in relation to H-1B visa petitions. SEVIS urges students seeking information about their H-1B status who have a receipt number to contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services directly at 1-800-375-5283.

If a student does not have their receipt number, they should contact the employer that filed the original H-1B visa petition.