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.

Received the stimulus payment this since I was under the income threshold in 2018. Just applied for GC - will the fact that the govt sent me $ (albeit without me asking) going to be a problem for gett… more

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My base location is SAn Francisco, but I have not lived a single day in California this year (not planning on being there this year either). Am I eligible to get a refund on all my California taxes th… more

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How long does it take for H1B transfer? Is premium processing available? If the transfer gets denied, can you switch to TN route instead? for the same employer?

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My EB1c i140 was denied it was clear application even the AO denied the application. Have managerial experience in India for more than 1 years and got transferred as manager and intended to work as a … more

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Has anyone been able to schedule their biometrics for Canadian PR after the USCIS centers have opened? I am not able to book an online appointment through Canadian immigration so thought if walk-ins a… more

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What do girls on shaadi.com want?! I work at a reputed consulting firm, MBA from top 10 schools... so what more can… more

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H1B question - I recently got married and am moving to DC from NYC. I recently reached out to immigration team and they are saying that they’ll need to file my gc process all over again because green … more

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Attended biometrics, since I didn’t sleep well and face is somehow floated, I didn’t feel good about the photo they took. I requested it to be taken again and they won’t do it 😭

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Is anyone in this group spent 4 years in public accounting audit still waiting for his/her employer to start Labor petition perm process? I have only 2 years left with my h1b now, during this unpreced… more

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Any fish here who went on secondment (international exchange program to member firm) while in process of waiting for i140 to be current? Did you had to restart the GC process upon return?

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Wherever you are, whatever you do, hang in there for next three months. We are in for a rough ride!

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Does anyone have experience with taking out student loans?

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Idk if my H1B will ever get approved on time. I hate my current job. I can’t imagine living like this. Just registered for celpip, but feel like it’s too late anyways. After 9/30 I would have 60 days … more

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Do you need H1B / do employers prefer H1B for PE recruiting? Or do they just not want internationals lol

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Is it worth applying to jobs in the US (NYC) right now if you need H1B transfer sponsorship? I get approached by recruiters and hiring managers but don’t hear back from them as soon as I mention H1B. … more

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Does Deloitte immigration (BAL) have Premium Processing upgrade option for H1-B applications? I’m still awaiting decision on my application and would like to explore options.

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Weird--H1b petition received on June 16 and receipt notice given on June 29th via Nebraska office. USCIS processing time table says it's still working on April filings, but I got my approval yeste… more

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My H1b transfer receipt date was June 8th and it's still in received state. There are other petitions on the same date which were approved around July 10-15 in regular processing in same center (c… more

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My EOS (renewal) time line: July 16: Delivered to USCIS (PP, Vermont). Notice of receipt issued the same day. July 23: Case was approved! August 5: I find out about it accidentally because no-one thou… more

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Case tracker says my case was approved and the approval was emailed. Since when is USCIS emailing decisions ?

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Folks on H-1B, do you really need to be in your home office (or within commutable distance during COVID) 1 day per week? How strictly is this enforced, if at all? Thank you!

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Anyone working remotely from your home country due to COVID?

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Has anyone ever shopped around for an orthodontist,I need to get 4 implants. What is the best way to do this?

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Currently on H1-B and employed. Expecting to be laid off soon. Can I go from H1-B to H4, search for a job and come back to H1-B? (Spouse is on H1-B as well but no i-40)?

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I need to take unpaid vacation for 4 months, I’m stuck in India because of H1-B restrictions. Can I work in India for a different firm or teach online courses?

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USPS tracking says my EAD card was delivered - but nothing in my mailbox. Should I wait a day or two? ☹

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Do you all have Roth IRAs? I'm wondering if I should open one on H1-B, since I'm not sure I'll be staying here till retirement.

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If my case doesn’t get approved before Oct 1. What options do I have? 60 days before I have to leave?

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Has anyone transferred their H1 from a regular company to a non profit? Is the non profit H1 different than a normal H1 in case of a transfer of existing H1?

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Can I start an online shoe store if I am on h1b status?

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Hi, OPT question for folks. My student visa expires in December (EAD expiresin first week of January). I will be enrolling in day 1 CPT college but was told I don’t need to go back to hone country to … more

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It just so happens that the market I’m moving back to is really small and everyone knows each other. It also happens to be the year Deloitte would have to file my h1 extension.. cont in comments

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Anyone have experience terminating car lease because you are returning to your home country?

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Renewing my Indian passport and updating my name to remove FNU. Latest I797 has FNU (valid till 2023 and not stamped yet). Does anything need to done to update the name in i797?

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Is EY filing H1-B extensions with premium processing? How do I go about doing that?

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For those who made it through hell (i.e. got your GC). How much time did it take in total, especially with EY?

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I am still at the job posting stage and my visa is expiring on March 2021. I’ve been following-up with the lawyer and they don’t seem pressured with the timing. I just feel that I am in a tight situat… more

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During the switch from company A to company B, what specific documents do I need to retrieve/keep before quitting company A and moving to company B to file h1b transfer?

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Folks who attend day 1 CPT masters program - do you add it to your resume? Or better not to add due to low ranking

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Need to leave US for good in 45 days or so, is anyone familiar with the home listing and closing process? Have a single family home which we have listed, but if sale doesn't close in time frame th… more

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