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I'm crowdsourcing advice for a good friend of mine at PwC. She just got passed up for Manager, has one more year on her H1B, and was told that her leadership wasn't sponsoring a GC. What would you do?

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She can claim any time spent outside the country during this 6yr period for extended H1B if she is looking for additional time till she figures her situation out. I think EY is the same, you need to be in the firm atleast for a year prior to GC processing. But they may have some flexibility there.

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Agreed. A couple point: (1) PwC requires 6 mths for new hires but we have waived for ppl we want. EY/Deloitte might too? (2) PwC policy is to initiate 2 years prior to expiration so hate to point this out but leadership decided no last fall. LCA & filing stuff typically is at least a year.

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You are a principal, please don't be an embarrassment to that title.

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For a "friend"

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Principal 'Bossman', let him/her be. Already tensed...

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Oh boy. Jump. GC trumps everything else. Promotion be damned. I got my gc and can now tell employers to fuck off.

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It can't be op. Op you get two 3 year h-1 terms, and after the 6th year get an extension only if the gc application has been approved and you are waiting for the gc date. I got a 7th year extension. There is zero point in staying at PwC without the GC in the bag. Good luck. And Principal 1 you are likely a privileged white male troll. Let her be.

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I've suggested switching to another big 4 any getting the title. Does anyone know if her visa would get another 3 year extension if she transfers?

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Switch firms/go to industry with first condition being GC sponsorship. Most of the big tech/healthcare/retail companies sponsor GC.

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That's really shitty of her leadership

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She got passed up for manager EY2, and multinational managers need company sponsorship.

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How long does it take to get the I140?

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Is she into her 6th year on h1b? If so, she needs an approved I140 before her 6th year ends

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@D1 is right. She's going to struggle - Deloitte requires minimum 6 months, and a completed performance review, for GC sponsorship. Sounds like this... friend may need to spend a year out of the country and return on a fresh H1B.

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P1, yes it is for a friend. I would have no qualms saying it if it were for me especially given FB's anonymity.

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D1, she gets into her 6th in September and does not have nor would have an I140 given her leadership's refusal to move on the GC process.

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There are other companies who are often willing to immediately start the green card process, but they need to be that desperate.

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Grad school is a third option. She'd get into grad school before the h-1 expires, and can then get new opt with the f-1. She should consult an immigration attorney.

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D1 - you are right. Microsoft is one of them.

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Then quit. Find another manager position. Transfer in and out. Still quicker. It's not worthy to sell your life to a company who doesn't care about yours

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