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The consultant filed for H4 through I539 with my name and my minor daughter name together in one form. The case got approved but USCIS sent the I797 with only my name in it. I dont know if they would sent a separate I797 for my daughter. i have bee calling the customer service from past 4 months and everytime they listen to me and say they will send the response in one month time...
H4 visa for minor dependent
1) I am on a H4 until Sep,2015 and would like to apply for H1b with out COS as I need to travel to india while H1B in progress.Can we apply H1 with out COS?
2) If petition with out COS is approved from oct 2014, is there any obligation to apply for COS immediately after H1b approval. How many days can I continue on H4 with out applying COS?
3) As per DOL, Is there any obligation for the employer to run payroll as soon as H1b is approved. Is it fine he doesnt run any payroll...
H4 to H1b without COS
I need to know my options to continue having a valid H1B status.
I had 3 H1B visas. First was approved on 10/2001 and the last was valid until 10/2007 but I left the company on 10/2006.
Do I have 1 year left or more because I spent 1 month between jobs? Maybe I have 1 year and 2 months?
I've been outside of U.S. for over a year. If a company wants to sponsor me, what would be my options? Use the H1B quota starting on April or not?
If I can just do a transfer of H1B (having a year...
H1B One Year left?
I am already having an old job (still on H1 and waiting for PD to be current having approved I-140 since long) I am getting other job opportunity but I dont want to leave my existing employer due to many reasons.
I have couple of questions:
1: Can Two or more companies keep H1 at same time?
2:Can I do two Job together, One fulle time other part/semi full(30hr/week) etc ?
3:If yes can this by any chance create problem in ongoing Green card process?
I will appreciate your valuable...
Can I do multiple job on H1?
I applied for my wife H4 application and it takes around 5 months to come. Meanwhile I plan to change the employer under H1B transfer premium processing.
Can I file my wife H4 along with my H1B transfer under premium processing. This way it will help her to have longer H4 status and she can drive. If yes, then what happens to old application.
In case H1B transfer is denied, then can original H4 application is still valid.
If I cannot apply for new...
COS H1B-H4 and change of Employer
I've read some information on H1B visa and limitations on quantities and month of the year to start working.
It's still not clear for me.
Basically, I need to know if I can get a company to sponsor me with an H1B visa to start working beginning of 2015. It could be February, March or April.
I'm a Canadian citizen and have been residing and working full-time in Canada for the past few years. My employer is a Canadian company which does not do any business in the US nor has employees there.
My family is residing in Maryland and my wife works full-time with a H-1B and has an approved I-140. She is awaiting her priority date to become current to file for her I-485.
I visit my family regularly and it is typically for a few days each month. My manager recently gave me the...
B2 to H4
My client doesn't give any reference letters as per their HR policy. But we have all contract docs/purchase orders from the client since oct 2006. The client extends the project only every 6 months and this has been happening since 3 years. But if USCIS asks a letter/contract which covers the entire contract period for which the...
H1B extension client letter
I came to US on F1 visa and after completing my Master's degree, I got a job and my employer processed H1-B. My first H1 started on 01/13/2011 and was valid till 01/02/2013. In September 2011, I had to go to India for personal reasons and had to appear for H1-B visa. My application was put under administrative processing citing additional documentation. My employer submitted the required documents but my case was pending for about an year.
In September 2012, the...
I would like to know the number of years left on my H1-B.
I have an approved I-140 from my current employer and got the 3 year extension on my H1. I have 2 years left on my extension. If I change to a new employer then,
1. Along with the H1 transfer, would I also get the second 3 year extension on my H1 (thus making it 5 years extension, 2 that exists today and 3 using the I-140 while doing the H1 transfer)?
2. If the 3 years extension is not done now, then can I use the I-140 2 years down the line to get the extension?
I am in USA on deputation from a popular Indian company - and on my 6th year of H1B. I have been with this company for 15 years and still this company will not file for my Green Card, but wants to return back and continue working from India office.
I am looking for your opinion n assessing the risk in switching the job with with less than 11 months left on my H1B visa.
1. Assume everything goes as expected - no surprises, no unexpected RFEs - Is this balance...
6th year on H1B, switching jobs
I am currently studying in XXXXXX university on H4. I would be applying for Change of Status to F1 in January 2015(spring semester). As OPT eligibility is of 1 yr, i am thinking to take a break for Spring 2015 semester. During the break, will the change of status decision/approval be affected. As I would not be enrolled in any course/credits during that time.
What are the eligibility criteria of H4 to F1 COS i.e should be enrolled (take minimum number of credits) in the university during...
COS H4 to F1
I have got RFE on my Concurrent H1B filing. I have questions regarding that:
1) Will the denial affect my full time H1B?
2) I have started working for that part time company on receipt and they have started paying me. Will it be a problem if my petition is denied?
I am currently in Japan from my company in India and I am an employee of the Japan Branch of my company.I have an engineer status visa in Japan.The visa is for one year and it will be extended.I hold an Indian passport.
Is it possible for me to attend the H1B visa interview in the American consulate of Japan.
Are there more chances of getting the visa if I attend the interview here in Japan or will it be adversily affecting.
I am planning to find an employer in USA and try to...
Pls help H1b from Japan for Indian
I just got a new job and my new employer is about to initiate my H1B transfer petition within a week.
Right now, my dependants are in India for a vacation with their H4 visa with my previous employer. This visa is valid till Sept 2015.
And, I have already booked their return ticket to US on 21st Nov'14 from India.
My question is:
1) Is it safe for my dependants to travel back here to US with their existing visa of previous employer, without any risks involved while my new...
H4 dependants travel duing my H1B transfer
My H1B is valid upto Feb 2010,but office at POE(San Francisco) stamped I-94 as Sep 2008 as my passport was expiring then.
Now I renewed my passport through Indian Consulate(San Francisco).
But not sure what process to follow.Here are the options I got:-
1. Went to local USCIS office in San Jose-they asked me to go to USCIS office in San Francisco to get it fixed.
2. Attorney gave 2 options -
a. get out of country,get back in for new I-94
b. apply for H1 extension (doesn't make...
I-94 Extension after passport renewal
When I went to the SSN office, they said that my status has not been updated from H4 to H1B in their system and they have to send it to the Homeland Security office for verification.
It has been 5 weeks since that, and it has not come yet. I called the 1800 number of SSN office and they say that it has not come yet and they don't know the status of the application in the Homeland Security office.
H4 - H1 SSN Stuck
What are my options?
What are the Documents need?