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How true is this? If USCIS denies the COS application, then the noncitizen is generally considered to be in unlawful immigration status as of the expiration of the noncitizen’s current nonimmigrant status and lik… more

If as US citizen myself, I file for Green Card (eventually US Citizenship) for my Indian Parents,
1- does anyone know how their medical insurance will work?
2- And are they eligible for social security??
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I’m thinking of choosing between EB1-A vs EB1-C while working for a consulting firm in the field of human capital consulting, any recos on what’s a better route? For context, I have about 2.5 years le… more

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H-1B employment terminated & a new employer filing H-1B transfer in the last week of grace period. should I file I-539 for time between petition filing & start date if new employer requires waiting … more

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Hi! I’m looking to extend my mother’s stay on visitor’s visa beyond the 6 month period. Wondering what could make it a compelling case except for emergency/medical reasons. Any inputs would be highly … more

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Has anyone had experience getting their work visa through Deel being the employer of record?

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I use to work for a US company on H1-B and we had applied for Greencard with priority date of 2008. I had my I-140 approved, but before the priority date became current, I left the US and moved to Can… more

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Does anyone have experience with applying for EB2 NIW Visa or know someone with a successful experience with it? My H1B max out date is in Nov 2024, and my EB2 PERM was paused last year because of the… more

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Can anyone recommend a good U.S. immigration lawyer? I am a U.S. green card holder, but my work doesn’t allow me to spend the required time in the U.S to be considered for naturalization. Saying that … more

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Can someone please provide some light on what are options for someone on H-1B candidates if they are off besides finding another employer to sponsor, going back to school on F-1, or converting it to B1/B2 for tem… more

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I am a U.S. green card holder since 2016. But due to the nature of my work, I always travel internationally and because of that I am thinking I may not be eligible for U.S. citizenship. I never leave … more

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I moved from EY about a year ago. I checked the uscis website for the status of my petition with Ey and it says the approval has been revoked. Does ey normally revoke h1b petition approval after an em… more

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Anyone who had a misdemeanor charge and yet gotten their visa stamped? It’s been 5 years for me since I have visited my parents and now I am thinking I should just go. Looking for success stories.

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Has anyone gotten their I-94 record corrected recently? I am trying to correct my spouse’s I-94 and I went to CBP inspection office at Newark airport and they directed me to a notice that was posted o… more

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Has anyone applied for a duplicate I-797 approval notice?i.e Form I-824 and can share some details, please respond back.

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My estimated time for a cash decision was supposed to end tomorrow. This message came up today.
Has anyone been in this situation and what does it imply? Also is there a work around?

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A friend is on his 60 day H1-B grace period in USA. He is searching for employment. Meanwhile, he is planning to enroll for MBA to change his status to F1 to continue maintaining his lawful presence a… more

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I am an SM at a Big4 - Consulting practice that went through layoffs in the last few months and is currently on a hiring freeze. I have an Independent contractor (on H1B … more

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Anyone heard of or have experience with a TN to Green Card conversion through Consular Processing?

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Got picked in the second round of the H1-B lottery. Anyone care to share how long the processing took for them this year during the first round?

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What is the better lottery to enter (in terms of chance of winning but also being ‘sure’ about being allowed to stay in the US long term etc. ) h1b lottery or green car lottery?

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I have to reschedule the oath of allegiance ceremony and don’t have my invitation letter on me. Does anyone have the link or email address so I can reschedule? I looked on the USCIS page but says it’s… more

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I am on h1 and got laid off in June 15. I do t have any offers yet.
What are my best options ? If I go back to India how difficult will it be to come back?

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Has anyone traveled outside the US with an L1 visa while their green card application was pending? I’ve read that it’s ok to do so but want to make sure I won’t put my GC process at risk.

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How long does it actually take to get work authorization when you apply for a spousal green card? I’m seeing quotes online in the year to year and a half range but definitely can’t afford to sit aroun… more

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Any Canadians out there that have experience using a TN visa for consulting?
I’ve heard the management consulting occupation on the TN visa gets heavily scrutinized which makes firms less willing to go… more

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I got let go today and have about 3 weeks to sign a new offer before my OPT expires and I’m ineligible for the 2 year STEM extension. Any help finding a job quickly would be greatly appreciated. Livin… more

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Does anyone have recommendations for a good immigration lawyer? Joining a startup and they want to sponsor my green card but they need help with the process. NY based a plus! Thank you 🙏

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I submitted my spousal green card application in April. Can I work with the receipt or I have to wait for actual work permit before I can work?

I’m on L1A and was born in India. I’m preparing to apply for GC. Would be really grateful if anyone could help me understand the below. Many thanks for your valuable time.


1. Con I travel outside of US if I’m waiting on… more

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I got laid off on H1B but I never got my H1B stamp done (H1B validity expires September 2024).
My i94 only says valid until D/S because the last time I entered was on F1 visa.
Has anyone been in this si… more

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Is it legal for an employer to rescind a signed offer based on immigration status?
I hold a F1 visa til next year, and at the same time have a valid EAD til 2025 through DED status, and I’ll be filing a marr… more

Hello, I quit my job last month (21 days have passed), while I look for a new job, I wanted to weigh in my options should I not be able to secure a job within 60 days. I have heard I have 2 options -
1. Lea… more

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Does anyone know where we can find a tracker that shows what year is US immigration processing family petitions per country? I applied for my sibling 10yrs ago, case still shows as received. How do i … more

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Hi, I am a manager who is currently outside the US. I was previously in the US on H1B with the same employer as I am currently and received an I-140 with priority date of August 2021. I transferred ou… more

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Hi all. Hope you are well!
Question, I am on L1A Visa and about to sell an apartment in my home country. I want to bring that money (around 80k) to the US. Any idea on how to do this the right way or the tax… more

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Hi everyone, I’m on STEM OPT starting from this July (24 months) and didn’t get selected for H1B after first 2 attempts. I still have 2 more chances.

However, I would like to ask if there’s any cases … more

Any advice is helpful, thanks in advance

I'm on STEM OPT which expires mid-March 2024. One potential employer said no matter what, I will have to leave the US in March since March is when I apply f… more

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Hello All - Has anyone received an I-140 RFE for EB1C Premium processing? I saw my case was updated to say "Request for Additional Evidence has been sent" and I am freaking out! What may be … more

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Have anyone applied for the I-134A form?

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