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Starting an enterprise while on H1b

Jul 8th 2017
Hi All,

Some of my friends and I, who are all on H1B visa, are planning to start an enterprise. Can someone in the forum tell me if it's legal to do so while working full-time on H1B. If it's not, can someone please weigh in on some of the options before us. Any input on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

International Travel on F1 while H1b ext.is pending.

Jul 5th 2017
Hey Guys, If you could please shed some light on my scenario. Thanks in advance.

6 years on h1b has expired and H1b extension was filed few weeks back and is pending. Have an approved F1 with 1st semester starting Aug 2017. Can I travel internationally on approved F1 while H1B ext. is still pending. what could happen? Any solutions? A non-medical but critical situation has arise that really demands my travel if I can.

Thanks much!

Remote working with H1B

Jun 29th 2017
I am currently working in a small software company as support engineer in MA. I got my H1B visa two years ago. I need to move in to WA state, where our company doesn't have a physical office. I'd like to continue working remotely (my job allows and there are some other advantages for me to be in the south), which also is agreed by my manager. What process do we need to go though? Appreciate any insight.

Employer not paid

Jun 27th 2017
I am in H1b visa.

I was working with a consulting company(A) from 15 Feb 2016 till 28 - Apr 2017 as a W2 employee.
Company A is based out in virginia
I now joined as full time employee in a company(B) from 1 may 2017 by transfering H1B(2 month back). Transfer is completed
How ever My Previous consulting company(A) did not pay me salary of Feb ,Mar and Apr (3 month).and they are not giving experience letter also
They (company(A))say over phone that when we get project for you we would pay...

Employer not paid

Revalidating I-94

Jun 21st 2017
FIXING I-94 ERRORS

I am not sure how I should approach this issue. Here is my situation:

My H1-B visa expires 12/DD/2005. (I have visa stamped in my passport until that date)
My Indian passport expires 04/DD/2004.

I returned from a short vacation to India in mid-July. The Immigration officer at SFO airport told me that although I have a valid visa until 12/2005, but since my passport expires in 04/2004, he can only validate (Admit Until) my I-94 until 04/DD/2004. He said that...

Revalidating I-94

H1 transfer and irregular paystubs

Jun 16th 2017
hi guys,

Hope you're all doing well.

I am transferring my H1 from company A(consulting) to company B(Full Time). Petition was filed last week, so waiting for receipt.

I submitted 3 paystubs in total from Jan - May (5 months)

Pay stub 1: Jan

Pay stub 2: March

Pay stub 3: Feb - May (As I don't have pay stubs for Feb and April, Company A ran a single pay stub from Feb 1st - May 31st matching my LCA)

So here are my questions,

1) Will uscis ask why the pay stubs were run this way?...

H1 transfer and irregular paystubs

Need to know whether I can reuse H1 after stamping and after a break, with revoked petition and I-14

Jun 12th 2017
I'm in 7th year of my H1 (Expired in Mar'17) and I'm planning to go out of states for an year for studying. My I140 is approved for more than 6 months and current petition is valid till Dec'19 . I got this H1 petition for 3 years on the basis of approved I140. My employer informed that they will revoke my petition and I-140 if I quit.

I would like to know that in case if I can get visa stamped till Dec'19 , can I use my stamped H1 visa to re enter on a new petition from same or different...

Need to know whether I can reuse H1 after stamping and after a break, with revoked petition and I-14

H4 Visa travel during H1B transfer is in Progress

Jun 12th 2017
HI,
Can I take my wife and child from India to USA in H4 Visa during my H1B transfer is in progress.
1. Will there is problem in Immigration and Port of entry ?
2. Do i need to apply for H4 transfer also ?
3. if it is required, can i apply for them once they reached US ?

H1 expiry and renewal

Jun 11th 2017
Hi ,

My visa was stamped on August 2015 but I still not moved to US, due to delay by my employer. My Visa has two expiration dates. One expiry date which is August 2020 and 2nd is PED which is August 2017. Can someone please tell me which one is right expiry date, or what is difference in both of them.
Secondly now my employer is asking me to come and if Aug 2017 is expiry then I have only two months for renewal, I have heard that we need client letter for extension. Please tell me if it...

H1 expiry and renewal

I-539 H4 extension

Jun 9th 2017
Since my attorney asked for $1000 for H4 extension, doing it on my own.

This forum is of great help for people like me. Thank you for everyone for their valuable information.

I got 2 questions (applying for h4 extension based on spouse's approved H1B)

part4 in form 539

a. Are you or any other person included on the application, an applicant for an immigrant visa? yes no

b. Has an immigrant petition ever been filed for you or for any other person included in this...

I-539 H4 extension

Can someone please explain this to me? H2B regarding topic

Jun 5th 2017
hello, I am new to this forum, and all of the visas proceedings, especially h2b visas, but may someone please tell what this message means?

USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated
H-2B for fiscal year (FY) 2017. March 13, 2017 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before October 1, 2017.




Does it mean that I cannot apply for h2b this year at all (meaning 2017)? Or does it mean I can...

Can someone please explain this to me? H2B regarding topic

H1B Maternity Leaves in California

May 31st 2017
I am on H1B and working on a hourly rate as a Consultant in a company in San Francisco. My employer location is Santa Clara. I have some doubts regarding my leaves. My expected delivery date is in September. As per California leave policies I am entitled to 6 weeks of leave post delivery which I feel is too less. Also my contract is ending on September. After my leave periods gets over my employer will have to look for new clients.

Is there any way by which the leaves post delivery can be...

H1B Maternity Leaves in California

H1b Cap Exemption

May 28th 2017
Hi,

Friend of mine worked in USA on a H1B from 1998 to 1999.
Then came back to India.

Then again he had a H1B processed - valid between 2006 and 2009. Got it stamped on the passport. But did not use the visa and go to USA.

Is he cap exempt now?

Appreciate the feedback.

Divorced and Remarriage. H1B and H4

May 26th 2017
Hello,

Both me and my spouse-to-be are divorcees. We are both Indian citizens. We are getting married this month end. I'm on H1B and she will be on H4. For my DS160, I selected my Marital Status as Divorced (since I'm currently divorced). But since she's filling out a H4 DS160, the system isn't letting her specify her marital status as Divorced and specify me as her principal applicant. Should she set her Marital Status as Married and provide my information as her spouse since her H4 will...

Divorced and Remarriage. H1B and H4

Transfer h1b employer before entering USA for first time

May 23rd 2017
Hi Guys,

Myself Badri , First time I got opportunity to work in US company in Texas. .
My Case is approved and now I am waiting for Visa stamping by next week.

Now I am not confident on this xxx company and not willing to join them. (Also i know i can transfer the h1 visa after joining the company and working for few months there) My question is after stamping done by next week can i get another job offer from yyy employer in US being in India and can i join that yyy company ?

If yes...

Transfer h1b employer before entering USA for first time

laid off on H1B with 2 months grace period ending

May 21st 2017
Hi Friends!
I recently got laid off from my company on 03/31/17. I still have no luck getting a new job. Considering 2 months grace period, I have only 9 days left. After talking to few friends and a lawyer, I can think of these few options to maintain my status here. I would really appreciate your advice on these options or if you can suggest any other options.

my visa status: I140 approved (priority date is July 2012)

Option 1: I asked my company to give me sabbatical for 4 months....

laid off on H1B with 2 months grace period ending

H1B transfer and revocation from India!!!! Please give your 0.02$!!!

May 20th 2017
Hi All,

I am in a unique position or not that you all have to decide. I am stating my case here.

I have approved and stamped VISA valid till October-2019, which was filed by my current company A.Now company A is not willing to send me on assignment. I have another company B willing to transfer my VISA. I have never been in USA on H1B status.

I am planning to leave company A and join company B in India itself. I am worried about revocation/withdrawal of VISA from company A....

H1B transfer and revocation from India!!!! Please give your 0.02$!!!

H2B visa websites?

May 19th 2017
Hello, guys

I am new to this forum, as this is my first thread I have posted.
1. My first question is, does any of you know specifics of how to find a H2B job on the internet? I am interested in state of CA, since my relatives lives there, and I have been there on J-1 visa 3 times already. Do you know any useful websites, that I can use in terms of finding something?
2. Also, I have my aunt, who lives in CA, she does have her own business, is it possible for her to hire me somehow? I...

H2B visa websites?

1 yr extension after 6 yr H1b cap, not yet 365 days since PERM

May 17th 2017
My PERM was filed on July 5, 2016. (Approved Sept 30,2016)
I-140 was filed on Dec 5, 2016. RFE Issued Dec 9,2016.
My 6 yr cap completes on Jan 26, 2017. (includes recaptured time).
I-140 was denied on March 5, 2017. (We filed an appeal for this).
The 1 yr extension was applied in Jan 24,2017 and got APPROVED March 24, 2017. (The employer did not use an attorney for all of this process).
I used an attorney to file the appeal. The attorney told me the approval for 1 yr extension is not valid...

1 yr extension after 6 yr H1b cap, not yet 365 days since PERM

Travelling to India and attending Visa Stamping while H1B amendment is pending

May 11th 2017
Hi All,

I am planning to go to India soon and I have a valid H1B until Sept 2018, but no visa. I need to attend for Visa in India. I recently changed my client. And my employer filed an amendment for change of Client and location. It's still in pending for approval. I now have few questions as below:
1. Can I go to India and come back to US without any issue?
2. Is there any problem for Visa stamping in India?
3. What do I fill in DS-160 for the receipt number?

Please let me know if any...

Travelling to India and attending Visa Stamping while H1B amendment is pending

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