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H1B

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Hello all, let's use this bowl to discuss various issues we are facing in H1B extensions, renewals and amendments.

Last year I gave up on my H1B to GC path after 13 years of waiting and went with EB5. I got my GC in 11 months. Good luck to all of you out there!!

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Does anyone know, what is the real difference in terms of immigration status after you get EAD ? Can you leave jobs and work for any employer (tech / non-tech / etc.) without a need for sponsorship if… more

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On a H visa and planning to go to my friend’s place in VA for ~14 days in December. Do I need to inform my legal team to request an amendment to LCA?

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So, I just sent my marriage-based GC application in and I’m about to dish out nearly $1,700 for the i130 and i485. Has anyone ever gotten EY to reimburse them? I know the policy says no reimbursement,… more

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Has anyone here gone through L1A extension beyond the original 3 years? Need some guidance on the process.

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Has anyone changed office after I-140 approval? Not charging employer just to another office. What's the process like? Do I need to go through some processes again?

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What other countries are you considering in terms of long-term settling?

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How easy was your 485 AOS filing process? How much time did you need to collect and submit all documentation?

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On contracting role with H1b , when asked my employer about insurance he asking to me to pay 360 $ per month I guess it’s not group insurance. Can you guys recommend a good insurance if I take as ind… more

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Is anyone still waiting for initial H1-B approval from Vermont Service Center?

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Hi everyone! I've got a question regarding immigration law. I'll be studying for a Masters degree from August 2021 and I'll be on a F1 visa. I was wondering, is it possible to work online … more

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Hello people, any thoughts on starting a new job with a h1b transfer receipt notice? Employer wants me to start immediately but I want to wait for my h1 transfer to go through.

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Folks.. where do you invest? In the US or in India? Any specific apps/consultants or bloggers you follow for advice?

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Folks what are your thoughts on owning a home here in US? Would you say you should have a home here vs in India first? Any preference on whether to have to before or after a child? I am thinking of pu… more

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My husband recently moved to US on an H4 dependent visa. My green card application and then his EAD would take at least 2-3 years. He is a big data developer with 3 years of work exp, has done his ma… more

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Has anyone used Fragomen before? How long was your process from offer acceptance to approval?

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Hi fish.. asking for a friend.. any idea how to find the salary requirements for H1B app for environmental sector jobs? I bet those would be lesser than other sectors like banking, tech, etc.

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Just started working. Will be going back to home country for a a vacation. Am I allowed to carry my work laptop?

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I've been hearing many PERM recruitment campaigns are failing/unsuccessful. Anyone else hearing the same at your firms?

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Has anyone switched firms after your i485 was submitted? How did it go and any tips to share?

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PSA: If anyone is on OPT with an approved H1B consular processing petition (e.g. waiting for appointments to open up), check with your university that USCIS didn’t change your status to H1B by mistake… more

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How fast does it take your lawyer to prepare for your h1b application package? And can the LCA be done simultaneously?

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Is the December GC enrollment still on at Deloitte? Did anyone get any communications?

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I have one month to study for the IELTS exam. English is my third language but I’ve been speaking English for over 10 years, studied in the US for my undergraduate . I’ve been living, working and stud… more

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Wanted to know what the PERM sponsorship tenure policy is at the EY, KPMG and PWC. At D it starts after 2 years unless you are a SM.

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Hi friends! Any idea which companies in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area are sponsoring/willing to transfer H1B visa, and don’t need a security clearance? Have around 7 YOE overall working as a Program/P… more

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For folks who left the US, what did u guys do for 401k? I dont have much in it but not sure if i should/can take it out

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Has anyone who was on H1B then went to Canada for a masters degree to bump up the points to apply for the Canadian PR then either found a job and stayed in Canada after or came back to the US on H1B a… more

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Has anyone gotten an RFE with an MBB H1B application? What was the final outcome and how long did it take to resolve?

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Should i carry employment verification letter for my drop box stamping even if there is no change of employer?

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Are there any restrictions on how much time you can stay outside the country while on H1B? I want to combine 5 wk PTO with my paternity leave and go to India for 3 months next year. Is that going to c… more

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Folks who earned foreign degrees in India, how did you have those evaluated for Express Entry? Background: WES went evaluate an Aussie university awarded degree earned through studies in Bangalore.

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Folks who have and H1B or GC. How did you approach finding a company who is willing to sponsor you? (Or if not intially, how did you convince them?) I was at my wit’s end trying to find one. I had to… more

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Hey there. Any recommendations (dos/donts) for resumé for the PERM process? Or does the same one (format, etc.) used when job-hunting suffice? Thank you.

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Does trump salary rules play a big role in h1 amendments? Thinking to change my location and at the same time, I want to be mindful. Recommendations? TIA!

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Applied for AOS in Oct 2020. Visa expired in Mar2020 (have approved I 797). Need to visit India due to family emergency. You guys think I can do drop box to get back to US? What happens to AOS? Would … more

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H1 renewal denied due to insufficient documentation (attorney screwed up). Two options at this point. 1. File new H1 2. Motion To Reopen. New H1 already filed, but should I ask for MTR on old one also… more

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Anyone on day 1 cpt? If you did cpt and applied H1B did you get REF and could you share experience?

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Does anyone have experience with I140 approval in progress, 485 is filed but priority dates are retrogressed so USCIS cannot adjudicate anymore?

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