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Anybody who temporarily relocated to Canada to renew their visa? How long did you have to wait there before coming back?


Hardly any post here has a reply.. maybe the reason we are having visa issues is we are selfish and don’t want to help each other aka karma


Hi, I graduated last year and was working with my university until last month. I extended my STEM OPT with my university before July 5th (first year OPT expiry). I got a new opportunity right after su… more


Anyone here has had a recent experience getting an H1B interview at the Embassy in Costa Rica? How long did it take to get the passport back? Anything else I should know? Thank you!


I'm a technology consulting analyst looking for TN or H1B Visa sponsorship, do anyone know of available consulting position in the US with sponsorship?


Can I file for EAD renewal more than 180 days in advance? USCIS say we “generally speaking shouldn’t file for it with more than 180 days in advance” – but I’m asking if there’s any harm in doing so. I… more


How long do you have to be on L1 to apply for a green card? Is there a time requirement or can you file for it right away?


Advice Needed! Situation: Current US Citizen with girlfriend (International) who will be graduating in December and start OPT (1-year). Considering the following options for various reasons, any thou… more


Leaving the US after 3 tries of H1B lottery. I’m on OPT STEM, what should I NOT forget before I leave the country? Thanks!!


Has anyone who had to move out of the US because no luck in lottery successfully got the Canadian PR? Can you share your experience? Is it worth it? And what are your plans moving forward?


My h-1b was valid until Jan 2021, but the when I filed for amendment it was truncated to March 2020. Filed for extension which got denied. Firm is saying I can either work or go on LOA. Any ideas?


People who moved as a permanent transfer to London from US at Deloitte. Can I talk to you? Have exactly 30 days left on my EAD 😟 just wanna make sure I am doing everything I should.


Spouse on L2 EAD with renewal coming up in November 2020. Although ~7 months out concerned it may not be renewed. Any one else on the same boat? What advice have you received?


Can someone please advise the process of getting an experience letter from EY for PERM process at a different firm? Any resources / guidelines for ex- employees would be helpful - Thank you!


Do you need to repay signing bonus if you dont get an H1B visa while working with OPT?

Anybody here moved back to India from US recently? How has your experience been? Do you regret the move back or has it been worth it?


My H1b amendment for an LCA came back with a reduced validity. Anybody have this experience? What do I do? 😞

Been in US for the last 7 years. Currently in two minds on whether to stay here or move back to India. Every time I go back home for a vacation, it’s getting harder to come back to US (1/2)


What RFE did you receive and how long did it take to prepare a response?

Has anyone gone to a US Embassy in Europe to do the final “adjustment of status” process overseas for their green card? This is in place of doing it in the US where it will take up to 36 months.

Is there anyone who came to US for courses eligible for CPT and was successful in getting a job and staying through H1B process ? Will appreciate an opportunity to chat.


Just got my RFE denied today. What the hell do I do to prep for leaving? Any good resources or checklists?

Is it common for a form to not let you see the RFE they are filing on your behalf?

Didn’t H1B 2nd time, have another chance. Bachelor’s degree and would like to go to law school. Should I do secondment and come back on L1A or leave in a year? Would like to be a partner one day.

If you are a director and on partner track, on L1A, can you ask firm to apply Green Card on EB1C?


All, How has been the approval rate after RFE for H1B?

I am an SC on L1 B individual visa (valid until 2021 without any extension). Up for manager this year, will know in 2 weeks. Transferring to USA firm this year. What is the process, timeline for GC?

Anyone get approved for the H1B yet this year?

If you leave the US because of failed H1B attempt with a L1 visa, how hard is it to move companies under the latter? If you decide to leave your employer, what is the process like to keep the visa?

If someone is here who applied for Canadian PR, could you advise on how you went about FBI fingerprinting? Ive already been rejected twice due to illegible fd-258.

H1b season is 3 days away and no response from law firm. Is anyone facing issues with a brand new h1b ? Opt case

I spoke to HR about green card sponsorship. Requirements are at least a level 9 aligned to something that is in demand (Sap/oracle) Any experience in sponsorship without alignment to SAP/Oracle?

(LONG POST) On a contract job currently (work in healthcare consulting). Interviewed with a startup consulting firm in Jun’18. Loved what they were doing. Found we were a great fit. Got offer (contd)

Anyone experienced getting I-485 approval before I-140? What happens to interview and if it’s something I need to worry? Applying EB1C if matters

Does anyone know if the government shutdown would delay further visa application?

Had Dropbox appointment for H1B stamping 2 weeks ago. Got 221G from the embassy today and I have to appear for an interview on this Friday. Has anyone gone through this recently? Feeling Stressed..

Anyone applied for an L1b extension recently? Wanted to know success rates

What the heck is going on with USCIS green card interviews ? I wait months for interview

Hi fish! Anyone who moved to London for consulting from us? Anyone willing to share experience and answer questions?


Asking for a teammate whose H1B extension is denied: (1) how much longer after receiving the official denial notice can he legally stay in the country to pack up & leave, and

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