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Applying H1 from UAE for Indian citizen

Jan 15th 2017
Hi
I am an Indian citizen working in UAE, planning to apply for H1 visa from here, Does that make any difference in comparison to applying from India? Any higher chances of approval? Kindly assist.
Thanks

H1b->F1->OPT->H1b ... question regarding time

Jan 14th 2017
Hello,

i have a question that i am not able to find the answer on anywhere. if someone can provide me with me the answer, i will be greatly appreciated.

i had H1b approved in 2011 then changed my status to F1 in 2014. now i m on my OPT expires this year in July. my employer is going to apply H1b which i believe will fall under H1b transfer. in this case, does my employer need to apply the effective date as the date after OPT expires? do i get any H1b cap gap extension? can i continue...

H1b->F1->OPT->H1b ... question regarding time

H1b->F1->OPT->H1b ... question regarding time

Jan 14th 2017
hello,

i have a question that i am not able to find the answer on anywhere. if someone can provide me with me the answer, i will be greatly appreciated.

i had H1b approved in 2011 then changed my status to F1 in 2014. now i m on my OPT expires this year in July. my employer is going to apply H1b which i believe will fall under H1b transfer. in this case, does my employer need to apply the effective date as the date after OPT expires? do i get any H1b cap gap extension? can i continue...

H1b->F1->OPT->H1b ... question regarding time

What happens to my F-2 visa, if the F-2 to H-1B change of status is unsuccessful?

Jan 10th 2017
I have an F-2 visa (under my wife's F-1) until 2020. I intend to apply for a job, hence needing F-2 to H-1B change of status. If my H-1B application is unsuccessful, do I still have my F-2 status as it is up to 2020?

Thank you!

How many times can I reschedule a visa appointment without paying fees again?

Jan 4th 2017
Hello,
I had scheduled an appointment and paid the visa application fees. However, it turns out due to an unforeseen circumstance I will not be in Mumbai at the time the appointment was scheduled and I am not sure when in the next 6 months will I be able to come there. How many times can I reschedule the appointment without repaying the visa fees again? On the appointment website I see this "A: You may schedule an appointment a maximum of 15 times with one MRV fee receipt." Does this mean...

How many times can I reschedule a visa appointment without paying fees again?

Going for Visa restamping

Jan 1st 2017
Hello,
I have a US visa that expired 4 years ago. I am visiting India and I have setup an appointment with the Mumbai consulate to get a new visa. Last time I went for restamping I took a bunch of documents with me including experience letters, marksheets etc. But the consulate didn't even take a look at even one of them. So are the documents needed for restamping different than the ones for first time stamping. If so what are the ones required for restamping?

H1B Transfer from home country

Dec 31st 2016
Hi,


I am currently in India (never travelled to USA) and have approved H1B and stamped on the passport from Company A
Due to some issues with Company A contract , I found another Company B who is ready to file for H1B transfer.
Company B has already initiated the transfer process and i will get the H1B transfer receipt soon.
Company A is eager to get be on board and want me to sign the new contract (which i don't want to).

Plan 1
1. Travel on Company A H1B approval notice and work with...

H1B Transfer from home country

H1 to H4 from india

Dec 30th 2016
Currently my wife is on H1 status. She applied for change of status(H1 to H4) on August 2016 from US.Due to some emergency she travelled to India during the processing(nov 2016). Her visa got denied due to the applicant not physical present in US during the processing. Can some please tell me the process for filing change of status(h1 to h4) from india. I have the knowledge of scheduling an appointment for H4 in embassy. Is the change of status, same as filing H4 from india or is it...

H1 to H4 from india

Can a company file for GC in EB1-C while the beneficiary is on H4-EAD?

Dec 24th 2016
My spouse recently moved to US on H4 and will be receiving H4 EAD soon. Prior to her move, she was employed as a senior manager in a textile manufacturing start-up in India. The company is growing well and wants to expand their business in US. They want my spouse to start a branch of their company in US while she is on H4 EAD. She will be employed as the Director - US operations.

If the business in US grows, hires more employees and remains in operation after a year, can the same company...

Can a company file for GC in EB1-C while the beneficiary is on H4-EAD?

travelling to us from India without H1B transfer petition approval

Dec 22nd 2016
Hi,


I have my passport stamped till 2018 from old employer.

I got job in new employer and did a normal H1B Transfer. Still the status is showing as case was received.

Old employer has cancelled my petition.

Now i came to India, my new employer told not to file premium. you can come with H1B transfer receipt itself.


i have my visa stamped till 2018.

i have H1b Transfer petition receipt only and old employer petition is cancelled.


can i able to clear the Port of Entry in USA.


or...

travelling to us from India without H1B transfer petition approval

USCIS issued H1b amendment approval notice with validity date in past

Dec 20th 2016
Hi,
My employer filed for H1b extension in premium and it was approved on May 26, 2016. The new I797C is valid from May 25, 2016 to Aug 3, 2017.

Then my employer filed for H1b role amendment ('Lead Engineer' to 'Project Manager') in premium and it was approved on Oct 20, 2016. To my surprise, the new I797C shows validity from Aug 3, 2016 to Aug 4, 2016, i.e. only for 2 days and that too in past.

Can this be typographic error by USCIS?

H1B Visa Denial due to potentially inadequate information in response to RFE

Dec 15th 2016
My employer had filed my H1B visa under 'Computer Occupations, All Others' while my job description is of a Computer Systems Analyst. My H1B visa has been denied by USICS stating the following reasons:

  1. The title used for petition did not qualify for a speciality occupation.
  2. The petition mentioned that this job needs a candidate who holds at least a bachelor's degree but did not specify the field of study.
  3. The petition failed to explain that this job was a complex job and...

H1B Visa Denial due to potentially inadequate information in response to RFE

H1B TRANSFER (AFTER EXPIRY) WHILE EXTENSION PENDING

Dec 9th 2016
Hello,

I'm on H1B with approved I-140 (approved over 5 yrs ago). Since then have been with same employer A. My H1B has expired recently and an extension was filed before expiration by my current employer A. I'm still awaiting petition approval (normal processing).

There have been some recent situations surfaced with employer A and it doesn't look good to continue with them anymore. I now have an offer from employer B which I want to pursue. I understand that safest way is to get extension...

H1B TRANSFER (AFTER EXPIRY) WHILE EXTENSION PENDING

Is visa interview needed?

Nov 28th 2016
I last entered USA In 2011 and my visa was stamped till Dec 2011. However, I have changed employers twice within that period and I plan to go back to India and return back again. Do I need to visit the Mumbai Embassy and get a new visa since my old visa expired in Dec 2011 or can I just do a dropbox. Is this the right site to schedule an interview http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-visarenew.asp ?

How to pay for visa application fee in Mumbai while in USA?

Nov 25th 2016
Hello,
I am at the point where I want to schedule an appointment and they are asking for the visa fees. When I try to pay via NEFT I see this message "CURRENTLY WE DO NOT ACCEPT OVERSEAS ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS. YOU CAN ONLY MAKE THIS PAYMENT IF YOU MAINTAIN A RUPEE BANK ACCOUNT IN INDIA." How can I pay from USA since I don't have a bank account in India? Can a friend or family member pay for me and get the receipt number? Can they do this online?

H1B Visa extenstion issues - domestic violent case

Nov 16th 2016
Experts,

My spouse has filed fake domestic violence (protection from abuse) case recently..before i take further steps..just wanted to make sure whether would it impact my H1B visa extension or green card process in future.. please clarify..

thanks

H4 to H1 complications

Nov 14th 2016
Hi Experts,

I request your kind help to find the answer of my questions below.
It will be really helpfull to understand the options and complications.
Thanks much for your support.

I am in H1 and have a valid I797/I94 till 1/9/2017. My H1 extension is filed with USCIS just today 11/14/2016.
My spouse is in H4 now with a valid I94 till 1/9/2017. I have also applied for her H4 extension along with my H1 extension today (11/14/2016).
My spouse has accepted a job offer on July 2016 and her...

H4 to H1 complications

Can trump touch H1B visas already issued?

Nov 12th 2016
His policy plan included increasing the wage requirement for H visas... could this affect visas already approved and issued in the past? what about renewal?

Get Balanced And Radiant Skin With Your 5 Skin Care Methods!

Nov 11th 2016
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Get Balanced And Radiant Skin With Your 5 Skin Care Methods!

Questions about contracting

Nov 10th 2016
Hello,
I came into the country 10 years ago and have had a full time position for the past 8 years in Silicon valley however my GC has not been done. I have been thinking about moving back to contracting the reason being that I don't want to worry about my GC process being reset because of a job loss. 10 years ago it was fairly easy to be a contractor. You found your own project and the company paid you 80% of what you made. Is this still the case? Also how easy is it to find contracts in...

Questions about contracting

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