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Extension if unable to find job in 60 days

Mar 22nd 2017
Hello,
I understand there is a grace period of 60 days in which a H1B holder can find a new job if he is fired. I have property and belongings here which needs to be disposed off before going back to India. If I can't find a job in 60 days can I get an extension to settle my business here before going back. Or else will it permanently make ineligible to come back to USA in case I have to overstay

What happens to green card priority date if I lose my H1B?

Mar 21st 2017
My green card priority date is for August 2009. What happens if I go back to India and lose my H1B. If I come back on an H1B do I lose my priority date and have to restart again?

h1b amendment

Mar 16th 2017
Hi,

I was working with client A in 2015-2016. At that point my employer filed an amendment. By end of 2016 my H1B was due for renewal. At which point I also switched projects to client B. So my H1B was filed with client letter from client B's location and it got approved. Now I am going back to client A for better rates. Both are apart by just under 30 miles.

1) Do I need to file an amendment with client A's location? Or could I use the amendment from 2015? My employer says I could use the...

h1b amendment

Given the current situation what are the options if one gets fired?

Mar 8th 2017
Hello,
There is an ongoing problem with my job and I worry what are my options if I get fired? I have an approved I-140 with a priority date of Aug 2009 but I am on a H1B visa. I believe I have two months grace period due to the new Obama rule but there is no more premium processing of H1B. So does this mean that I have two months to find a new job and then the company will apply for my H1B but it will only be certified a long time later since premium processing is no longer allowed?

Singaporean National looking to migrate to the USA. Wondering which of the following visas would sui

Mar 4th 2017
Hello all. I am a male Singaporean national, 34 years of age, looking to live and work in the USA. I have experience in a variety of fields, including translation, voice acting, singing,
teaching, writing and editing, though I do not have a degree. I speak six languages to varying degrees of proficiency - English is my mother tongue, followed by Japanese (effectively
bilingual) Chinese (fair) and a little bit of Malay, Hokkien and Italian.

My budget is hard to quantify, please read...

Singaporean National looking to migrate to the USA. Wondering which of the following visas would sui

H1B extension

Feb 23rd 2017
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H1b Cap Exemption

Feb 17th 2017
Hi,

My question is regarding h1b cap exempt .

My H1b was picked up in lottery last year in May through my current company , but due to some business reasons the they did not send me to USA, so I have not traveled to USA , no stamping was done too.

Can another company in USA apply for H1B transfer without going through lottery again ? , in other words can I be considered for H1B cap exempt if another company wants to file h1B transfer ?

Really appreciate your response

Regards,

Amit

Are you ready for H-1B Filing Season?

Feb 6th 2017
Employers and employees need to get started on the H-1B process now. It is time to prepare job descriptions, obtain Prevailing Wage Determinations (PWDs), post notices and submit Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) to the Department of Labor.

On April 3, 2017, the USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions. Since there is an annual numerical cap of only 85,000 H-1B visas (65,000 for the general cap, and 20,000 for those with advanced degrees in the US), the USCIS holds 2 lotteries for H-1B...

Are you ready for H-1B Filing Season?

2016 Tax Filing from a different location than in LCA

Jan 23rd 2017
Hi,

My H1B pettion was approved for Texas location, but I work in Illinios, my employer is yet to file the amendment. Now I need to file my tax return for 2016, my W2 has location as Illinois, and the tax was also deducted as per Illinois rules. Can this lead to a problem ? I have been constantly asking my employer to file the H1B amendment, but he has not so till now.

Kindly response to my query, what will be the best way forward in this situation ?

H1B visa application

Jan 23rd 2017
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,

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

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