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Applying for F1 Visa but ex-employer had already raised H1B 2 years back

7 hours 47 min ago
Hi,

My employer from a top MNC in India had raised an H1B for me in the year 2016. It was picked up in lottery but it was never stamped and I switched companies in the year 2017. I have the below doubts:
1. While filling up DS 160, it requires to declare any previous visas raised in the past. Do I mention it as yes?
2. Also I am unaware of the petition details as the ex-employer had the original documents and I have no copy of it. Due to this I am unable to find out if it has been revoked...

Applying for F1 Visa but ex-employer had already raised H1B 2 years back

Tax clearance for traveling with a Asylee Travel document

Apr 21st 2018
Hello Everyone,

I'm a green card holder and just got my Asylee travel document. Inside there's some information saying I should get some kind of tax certificate before leaving the country. Has anybody traveling with this document done this?. If so, how is the process on getting that certificate? How long does it take? I'm traveling to Spain in August and Would like to do it ASAP but I'm not being very lucky finding info online.

Any responses would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!

Traveling with Refugee travel document close to expiration date

Apr 21st 2018
I'm a permanent resident as a result of being granted asylum in the US. I have a refugee travel document which expires in May 2018. I'm traveling this summer (August 2017) and have another travel plan in March 2018 for just a couple of weeks. March is just two months before expiration date and I'll be back before that, I wanted to know if I can I travel during the whole year validity of my travel document as long as I come back before exp date ?
Anyone has done...

Traveling with Refugee travel document close to expiration date

Successful J1 waiver (NOS, Philippines)

Apr 21st 2018
Since very few experiences from Philippine nationals are posted here, I decided to post mine.

All cases are unique so this might not apply to you.

The No Objection Statement (NOS) for Philippine nationals is issued by the Commission for Filipinos Overseas (CFO). All NOS supporting documents issued in the US for submission to the CFO must be notarized and authenticated by the county, state and finally by a Philippine embassy or consulate in the US. Check the CFO and Philippine embassy...

Successful J1 waiver (NOS, Philippines)

Acquisition while AOS(I-485) is pending

Apr 21st 2018
Hello,

I have an AOS I-485 pending, just received biometric appointment letter and the company is being acquired. Due to certain complexities in the deal, the acquisition is not being done as "successor of interest" and is more of an asset purchase to reduce business liabilities for the acquirer.

From my research online if the acquirer was "successor of interest" then AOS can easily be carried over but since the nature of the deal is asset purchase can the AOS be carried over in any...

Acquisition while AOS(I-485) is pending

Employment Pass rejection

Apr 20th 2018
Hi,

My employment pass application got rejected initially with some incomplete information submitted to MOM due to a HR error. The employer re appealed again with MOM for EP for me with some clarification and documentation to justify my application. Even on second time it got rejected for unknown reason.

Is there any chance for MOM to approve my Employment pass again if the employer applies it again. ?

Is there any time period for reapplying employment pass in singapore ?

What may be the...

Employment Pass rejection

employment in the US: what to start with

Apr 20th 2018
Hi!

I'm a newbie, and i have no idea what legal solution i should even aspire to. So please read my case and tell me what do i want to apply for to begin with.

I'm a russian, living in Russia. I've just finished a vocational school in the US, but unfortunately business turned very bad for my profession here at home: i can't find work. Looking for a place abroad to work for some time, i ended up finding that it is the US where things are going best.

So i would like to come over to the US...

employment in the US: what to start with

Supporting document UK Visa

Apr 20th 2018
I apologise if this question has been posted in this forum but I wasn’t able to find the answer to it anywhere. I wanted to know if a notorized copy of green card would suffice as a document proof instead of the original US permanent resident card for U.K. visa application?

State Taxes and N-400 Interview

Apr 20th 2018
Hello,

I recently filed for citizenship and just received notice that my interview has been scheduled.

At the time of filing in late 2017, I owed 2016 state taxes, and noted so on the application with explanation that I am making plans to pay it off. I did pay off the 2016 state taxes early this year - in 2018.

However, I have just filed my taxes and do owe state taxes again for 2017. I applied for installment payments and waiting for a decision on it, so that I can sign a payment...

State Taxes and N-400 Interview

TN extension denied

Apr 20th 2018
Management Consultant TN extension denied at the border. Office said that I have grown with the company and my designation is a manager/director. They asked me to my talk to our company lawyer and submit appropriate documents and when ready come back and ask for the same border officer. My problem now is as a director of the company, it is not under TN jobs. What other category can I use? How do I proceed? My lawyers should have extended my TN while I was in the U.S. via USCIS. Please need...

TN extension denied

Thread CLOSED to Post Questions for April 26, 2018 Conference Call

Apr 20th 2018
Rajiv S. Khanna, US Immigration Attorney, hosts a Free Community Conference Call for all of you, every other Thursday at 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time to answer US immigration related questions, Dial in No: (202)800-8394. Everyone, whether or not a member of discussion forums, is welcome to call in and ask questions or just listen live or listen to the recording for the call posted at the end of the day. Note that we answer posted questions and follow-ups first....

Thread CLOSED to Post Questions for April 26, 2018 Conference Call

VISA Information for Countries

Apr 19th 2018
VISAS NOT REQUIRED: Transit or Short Term STay Visa(90 days)

Germany
Ireland
Singapore (http://www.mfa.gov.sg/newyork-consul/USA visa regulations.html)

ALL European Countries Require a Visa to enter their territories. See Exceptions below:

France:

Visitor Visa:
If you have a RTD and NO GREEN CARD IN HAND. You can not enter France. Period. France only issues visas to RTD holders with a Green card.

Transit Visa:
NO Transit Visa's...

VISA Information for Countries

INITIAL EAD in 2017

Apr 19th 2018
Hi everyone,

I've read so many success stories here that I smiled each time someone announced "I finally got my EAD" ... I'm honestly hoping that would happen for me as well.

We all know the situation is so bleak now and nobody knows what's going on or what the recently signed EO restricts or doesn't.

My question is, has anyone received an initial EAD this year?
This is my timeline:
31st Aug, 2016- asylum c08
1st Sept, 2016- receipt notice
3rd sept, 2016- finger print notice
27th...

INITIAL EAD in 2017

Why was the date changed?

Apr 19th 2018
The past years it was May 1st, why is it the 15 this year?..

Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to partially take effect

Apr 19th 2018
"The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear arguments on President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order — and will allow parts of the directive to take effect in the meantime. ...
The high court’s action means parts of the order Trump re-issued in March will likely go into effect until the court decides on the legality of the measure, although the court limited the order’s impact on international travelers with clear ties to individuals, businesses or organizations in the United States."...

Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to partially take effect

Consulting Agreement = Job Offer Letter?

Apr 18th 2018
Hi,

I have a Management Consulting job offer, TN letter from my employer, and the required education including equivalency, 10 years experience in my field, and plan to start the temporary 3 year position in the US as a Canadian under TN status as part of the NAFTA agreement.

I also read that I need a consulting agreement. Is a consulting agreement different from a job offer letter? If so what does USCIS require from a consulting agreement to make sure I have no issues at the POE? Are...

Consulting Agreement = Job Offer Letter?

TN to H1B

Apr 18th 2018
Hi,
When i change my status from TN to H1b do I need to go for visa stamping?

Reentry Permit Processing Time

Apr 18th 2018
Hello everyone,

I am US Green Card Holder. I would like to know how long does it take to get the reentry permit after you completing the biometrics. The USCIS received my application on 5/25. I completed my biometrics 6/12. Until now, my application is still in Acceptance stage. Should I be worried?

This is my first reentry permit.

my statut is ready

Apr 18th 2018
hello i have past my interview 19 mars . the CO has tell me thas all my document are and im approved after 8 days i find my self in Administrativd processing so i text them for asking and they say it will take about 60 days in 11 avril my statu change from AP to ready so i text them and they reply by this message " don't worry. your case are approved pending andministrative processing " so i dont know if im approved or not if it will take a long time or not ? please im waiting for an answer

Question about bringing step-daughter to the U.S.

Apr 18th 2018
Hi Immigration forums,

Just for this scenario; My wife is here in the U.S. and my step daughter is over seas (Dominican republic, if that matters.)

So I was filing out the I-130 form to petition for my spouse, however I came across a question on page 8 part 5 where it states :
"If you are also submitting separate petitions for other relatives,
provide the names of and your relationship to each relative."

My wife is currently in the U.S. but my step daughter is...

Question about bringing step-daughter to the U.S.

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