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Transfer of H1-B to L2 and then again back to H1-B

Feb 27th 2015
I was working for a company ‘A’ till September 2013 on L2 – EAD. I had filled H1 B in the same year and it got approved on second week of October 2013. But due to some personal reason I had to travel internationally. When I have to return back I returned on L2 visa at Point of entry.
> My employer said they are revoking the approved H1B mentioning that to USCIS that I did not appeared for the project.

Now almost one year after that now I ‘am looking for a job in US.
> My questions are:
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Transfer of H1-B to L2 and then again back to H1-B

H1B Tranfer RFE - maintenence of status

Feb 25th 2015
I got an RFE while transferring my H1B from company A to company B. The RFE was triggered by my paystub which said "professional contract work" on the paystub.

Here is summary of statements from RFE

"According to the provided pay statement provided in the initial filing here it indicates that the beneficiary was being paid once a month for professional contract work. However, the record does not show that the beneficiary was maintaining a valid H1B status at the time of...

H1B Tranfer RFE - maintenence of status

Working for a Canadian company in the USA for 3 weeks? ESTA OR H1-B?

Feb 25th 2015
Hello,

I'm a Canadian permanent resident with a hungarian passport and I'll be working for a canadian company for 3 weeks in USA.

I'm not clear if I need a H1-b VISA or can I just do an ESTA and take this trip as a business trip, since it is not paid by a US based company??

Thank you,

All help is very appriciated!

H1b Visa department change

Feb 25th 2015
I am looking to apply for the job in different department(same company), my job title will remain the same and also the job description and pay. Do they have to file new H1b or any other documentation?

Overstayed by 2.5 months.. applying for Masters now.

Feb 21st 2015
Hi,

I graduated from a US college and started working on H1b on Jan 2011. I was laid off on June 3rd 2014 but had a few interviews lined up through out June and July. Unfortunately, I did not get any confirmed job offer. I had one potential employer holding up the decision to deny till end of Sept. but I decided to leave the US on Aug. 15th, 2014. Still with 2.5 months of overstay.

I have been out of the US ever since and recently checked that my H1b status was revoked on Sept. 10th 2014. At...

Overstayed by 2.5 months.. applying for Masters now.

Applying for H1 while in G4

Feb 18th 2015
Dear Rajiv
My first stay in US was from 8-19-2004 to 2-26-2010 on H1B visa. My visa was valid until 8-19-2010. My labor petition had also been approved, but 140 was never filed. I left for India in Feb-2010, and stayed there for 3 years, and returned to US in Sep-2013 on G4 visa and have been in that status since then. My G4 is expected to continue until Mar-2016.

I'd like to obtain a H1 visa as Plan-B. 1) Is it possible to revive my old H1B (i.e not via lottery), or would this have to be a...

Applying for H1 while in G4

Change of status when I-94 expired and extension in progress

Feb 18th 2015
My L1B visa expired in Aug 2014. My I-94 expired on Jan 31 2015. My L1B extension filed on Jan 5,2015.
I already have an approved H1B petition from previous year. Now,
Can I apply for Change Of Status to either H1 or H4 when L1B extension is inprogress and Visa and I-94 expired?
If Yes, once Change Of Status is approved, do I need to leave US and go back to home country for stamping?
or
Can I apply ChangeOfStatus to H4 and then after few months again apply ChangeOfStatus to H1 to avoid leaving...

Change of status when I-94 expired and extension in progress

Change of status when I-94 expired and extension in progress

Feb 18th 2015
My L1B visa expired in Aug 2014. My I-94 expired on Jan 31 2015. My L1B extension filed on Jan 5,2015.
I already have an approved H1B petition from previous year. Now,
Can I apply for Change Of Status to either H1 or H4 when L1B extension is inprogress and Visa and I-94 expired?
If Yes, once Change Of Status is approved, do I need to leave US and go back to home country for stamping?
or
Can I apply ChangeOfStatus to H4 and then after few months again apply ChangeOfStatus to H1 to avoid leaving...

Change of status when I-94 expired and extension in progress

H1B to Green Card -- Need information

Feb 16th 2015
We (I and my spouse) are working in the US, each with H1-B. Out of 6 years of H1B, I have 4 years and my wife has 3 years left. My office is going to sponsor Green Card where as my wife's company is not.
In that case, I have following question ...

When can my wife's name be added to my GC application? Is it at the time of starting the application?

Please let me know.

You help us live in the shoulders down you know

Feb 16th 2015
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Gap between H4 expiry and F1 start date

Feb 15th 2015
My COS from H4 to F1 has been approved with 05/19/2015 as start date and I received I-797 document which states that it is valid from 04/19/2015. I am doing second sem and took 3 subjects for this sem. My problem is that my H4 expires on 03/11/2015. Is my stay legal in US between the period 03/11/2015 and 04/19/2015, if it is not please suggest me what needs to be done.

H1B Transfer Question

Feb 13th 2015
I am on H1B valid visa. My validity expires in Mar 2015. I am planning to change my current employer A. I already have an approved I-140 from them, which was approved in Mar 2013 so I have the following questions.

1. If I transfer my H1B VISA, Will I be getting the same validity duration or it may change depending upon the project and other specifications o the new employer B?

2. If I am successfully on Employer B’s payroll after the transfer so will they have to file my I-140 petition...

H1B Transfer Question

Travel During H1-B extension processing window

Feb 10th 2015
My H1-B visa and I-94 is getting expired in May 31 2015 and planning to visit India due to some urgent family matter and will be retuning back to USA before March 29th . Now My employer has filed H1-B extension(premium) but it went RFE and employer is going to submit the RFE documents .
I have couple of queries and would like to see the experts view

· Is my visa (May 31 2015) valid to enter USA when am in retuning back to USA by March 29th
· If my first question’s answer is YES : Once...

Travel During H1-B extension processing window

Third Country Processing on a Tourist visa on Greece or Italy?

Feb 4th 2015
Hi, I am a Singaporean citizen who just got a job in the US, and I will be applying for a H1B1 (not H1B) visa. I will be traveling to Greece and Italy on their Visa Waiver Program (Singaporeans get 90 days VWP in those countries) and would like to apply for my H1B1 in the US consulates there. It's pretty inconvenient for me to go back to Singapore at the moment (need to change flights, etc). I was wondering if anyone know if I could do this? I heard that some embassies may reject you outright...

Third Country Processing on a Tourist visa on Greece or Italy?

Labor/PERM application initiated: Options if I don't get H1B extension in time?

Feb 3rd 2015
Hi,

I am working for a global management consulting company and I am in the 6th year of my H1B. My H1B expires in April 2015. My company has just initiated my green card process (obviously its late). The labor/PERM application will be filed by September 2014.

I am afraid that I may not get a H1B extension, before my H1B expires in April 2015. If I do not get an extension in time then my understanding is: I will have to leave the US in April 2015 and work from a company office outside of...

Labor/PERM application initiated: Options if I don't get H1B extension in time?

Petition for H4 refusal

Feb 3rd 2015
AFAIK, Now there are more than 1000 cases got query (221g) for their dependents (H4) visa and needless to say it is tough to get seperated during your initial days of marriage.

Is there any way the moderators of this forum can make a petition and involve/sign all those who suffer together and bring it to the respective authorities notice for some kind of favourable action.

Just my 2 cents.

Thanks in Advance.
Prasadh

Can employer apply for H1-B while I'm one F-1?

Feb 1st 2015
Hi all

Thanks in advance for your responses.

I am a PhD student graduating in May and I also hold a Masters degree from a US university. I have been offered a job and will start the job right after graduation.

As far as I know, I need to apply for OPT and then my employer can apply for H1-B visa on April 1, 2016. My question is whether my employer can apply for H1-B visa this April (2015) while I'm on F-1 visa considering that my start date would be some time around mid May? And if so,...

Can employer apply for H1-B while I'm one F-1?

L1B to H1B and L1B to GC (Simultaneous with different employers)

Jan 25th 2015
My case is really simple. I am on L1B visa with Company A. Company A wishes to start GC process for me. On the other side, I am willing to file fresh H1B with Company B on 1st April 2015. I have following question:

1. I know that L1B to H1B (with different employers) is legal. But is it also legal to initiate/process GC for Company A and file H1B for Company B at the same time? (As H1 is non-immigrant visa and GC is immigrant visa application?). I am aware GC process will take quite longer...

L1B to H1B and L1B to GC (Simultaneous with different employers)

H1B filing by 2 employers

Jan 24th 2015
Can 2 employers apply for my H1B
1) My current employer is planning to apply for H1B this April. Since all H1B applications goes through a lottery, Is there a way to increase my chances of going through lottery system?
2) Can I get another consultancy to apply for my H1B too? Once I get the H1b, I can start to work for the company which got it approved? Will there be any legal complications in this?

Thanks.

Educational Evaluation help required

Jan 24th 2015
Hi,
I completed my Bachelor of Arts ( 3 Years from Kakaitya University, M.Sc in Information Technology (2 Years) from Vinayaka Mission University through correspondence course and have 8 Years of Experience in IT industry in different MNC companies. Whether I am eligible for H1B with regarding to my education.

Thanks in advance.

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