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.

Has anyone gone through the Dropbox process in Mumbai? Law team said to cancel Mumbai consulate interview (which Dropbox technically isn’t) because of high admin processing delays/denials

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So my September PD PERM is still pending. What’s happening with DOL?

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I received H1B RFE on specialty occupation and I have B. Tech electronics back ground. In the education evaluation form, how can I prove that my course work is related to analytics work I am doing 😔

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So, if your previous passport was issued in the US, you can’t renew it under Tatkal in India because they ‘don’t have the data’. I can’t understand how they don’t have a centralized database for this

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How long does it take for passport to be mailed by consulate after visa appointment?

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I was working for company A till 2018 with H1B approved till Nov 2020(I140 also apprved for A). I joined company B in late 2018 and transferred H1B, now can I go back and work for Company A? (Contd..)

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If you’re currently working in the US on H1B visa and apply for change of status(COS) to H4 visa. Can you continue to work on your current H1B for the same employer while COS is pending? (Contd.)

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Is it risky to switch job when your extension is filed and 6 more months to go ?

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For people transferring H1B, how long did it take for lawyers to review and file a petition? It is taking forever in my case.

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Long shot here - Any Malaysians going through H1B/Green Card process now?

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I saw a FB group promoting EB3. It looks too good to be true to get GC. Why aren't more people doing EB3, or crack down on it if it's sketchy?

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What is a good way to network and land interviews at consulting firms? Do the firms in general still sponsor H1B /GC?

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Is the new law firm very slow? How much time they take to create the petition ?

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Is ds 160 page down? Acting weird since yesterday

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My current i797 is valid until Jan and my transfer got approved and intend to start in Jan. If I go to India now can I get visa stamp for new employer while being employed with current employer?

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What does the yellow slip mean when it is handed to you at the stamping appointment? This is one that carried a SEVIS related message. How long will it take for processing to be completed?

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I have my H1b stamping in a few days. I suffer from anxiety and this interview is giving me so much anxiety and fear of being rejected or being stuck in a long processing. Contd...

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How long does it take the spouse to get ead after one’s i-140 is approved?

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Just want to give some hope for people out there. H1B Extension got filed on Nov 15. Got approval Dec 10 (Already have approved I-140). Have hopes. Good things happen to good people!

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