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I would like to know the number of years left on my H1-B.

Nov 26th 2014
Hello Sir,

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-140 from my previous employer

Nov 24th 2014
Hi,

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?

Thanks,
Rohit

6th year on H1B, switching jobs

Nov 21st 2014
Dear Rajiv Ji / Forum members,

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

COS H4 to F1

Nov 20th 2014
Hi,

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

Concurrent H1b denial

Nov 13th 2014
Hi,

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?

Pls help H1b from Japan for Indian

Nov 9th 2014
Dear All
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

H4 dependants travel duing my H1B transfer

Nov 6th 2014
Hi Team,
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

I-94 Extension after passport renewal

Nov 5th 2014
Hi All,
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

H4 - H1 SSN Stuck

Nov 5th 2014
I have recently got my H4 converted to H1B. I have applied for SSN after that.

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.

I have...

H4 - H1 SSN Stuck

On H1B visa without job

Nov 3rd 2014
My COS got approved in September this year.My H1b visa has already started from oct 1st.But I am without work.I don't even have any pay stubs. So I can't even change my employer.My question is how long I can stay legally without work on H1.I will really appreciate your help.

urgent : rfe from uscis

Nov 2nd 2014
I got laid off from employer A on September 30th 2014. I got new job offer from employer B and they filed H1B visa on 20th October 2014 in premium processing. Now i got a RFE from USCIS in regards to the petition. They are requesting additional information surrounding your departure from your previous employer. What was the reason, and did you leave on good terms?
What are my options?
What are the Documents need?

rfe from uscis

Nov 2nd 2014
I got laid off from employer A on September 30th 2014. I got new job offer from employer B and they filed H1B visa on 20th October 2014 in premium processing. Now i got a RFE from USCIS in regards to the petition. They are requesting additional information surrounding your departure from your previous employer. What was the reason, and did you leave on good terms?
What are my options?
What are the Documents need?

H 4 and H 1 Approved

Oct 29th 2014
Hi ,
I came on H4 visa with my husband last year.
I have filed for H1B through a consultancy and I got my H1 Approved with effective dates of oct 1st till sep 2017.
Meanwhile, my husband's H1 extension was due this September 2014. Along with this extension, my H4 extension was also applied. we realized this right after it was filed and immediately requested for my h4 withdrawal and they have done so. Later my husband's H1 and my H4 arrived anyway. When I called USCIS to know my withdrawal...

H 4 and H 1 Approved

H1B expiring - PERM audit - can work from India?

Oct 29th 2014
Hi All



My H1B is expiring on Feb 5th 2015 and my employer has filed PERM on Mar 30 2014 (less than 365 days gap). Now my PERM has got audit and the employer has responded to it last week. Since, the review response of PERM audit may take more time, my employer told me that they will apply for H1 extension but I've to leave US by Feb5 2015 and come back after Mar 30, once my H1 extension is approved and I got through stamping.

My questions are,

  1. Can I use my accrued PTO's...

H1B expiring - PERM audit - can work from India?

H1B for a Canadian citizen

Oct 27th 2014
Dear all,
My information is that a Canadian citizen with appropriate documents (valid Canadian passport, I-797B, I-129, ETA 9035) can get a stamp in the I-94 form/card, which is attached to/inserted in the passport at the port of entry, without needing a consular appointment. This stamp can be obtained up to 10 days prior to the validity period on the I-797B.

My questions are:
1. Does obtaining this stamp at the border cost me anything? Is there any reason I should go through the trouble and...

H1B for a Canadian citizen

H1B visa application

Oct 21st 2014
Hello;

I am working as Post Doc in a US university. I joined the university on J1 visa. Currently, the university is processing my H1B visa in order to extend my stay. The university has also offered me Assistant Professor position. My question is, do I have to wait till my application for H1B is under process? or I can accept the position and it will not effect my current H1B application?

Thanks,

F1 w/ CPT until 7/5/15 to H1B

Oct 15th 2014
Hi,
I am currently under F1 visa, with a CPT going until 7/5/2015 (end of my I20 is also 7/5/2015). I will apply for H1b on April 1st 2015 and wanted to know if the fact that my I20 will only go until 7/5/2015 and not 10/1/2015 will be a problem.
I applied for H1b last year (wasn't elected in the lottery) and I remembered the layer told me my current I20 should be valid until October 1st). Does it really need to be? I don't see anything about this requirement anywhere.
Thank you.

H4 change to J1

Oct 14th 2014
Hi

I hold the H4 visa, but I study at Hong Kong and only visit my husband who works in US on holidays. I will go to a University in US as a visiting scholar for half an year, should I change my H4 visa to J1?

Thx
Carol

Transfer of H1B from Company to non-cap and then to company

Oct 13th 2014
I came to USA on F1 visa in 2006 and then graduated in 2011 with a PhD degree. After that, I am working as a Post Doc with a Company (DuPont). I worked on OPT for one year and then company filed for H1 and started to work on H1 effective from 2012 oct. My Post doc is ending in Dec 2014, I know that I will have to find a job and transfer my existing H1 to new company.
But, I want to do my another Post-doc in univeristy. Can I transfer my existing H1 to Univeristy (non-cap)?

Later, if I find a...

Transfer of H1B from Company to non-cap and then to company

H1B expires a month before EAD will be received

Oct 11th 2014
Hello, my H1B expires end of October, 2014.
Adjustment of status (I-485) and Employment Authorization (I-765) applications have been filed together for me by my current employer - USCIS receipt notice Received Date is Aug-25, 2014.
So it is likely I'll receive my EAD in November, 2014 (assuming EAD takes 3 months to process).

My employer would like to avoid paying for H1B extension. In that case it is going to be about 1 month gap between H1B expiration date and before I receive EAD.

I'm...

H1B expires a month before EAD will be received

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