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Stuck in india due to delayed visa processing. HR just asked me to either take vacation time or unpaid time off while I wait. Curious to know if anyone in my situation explored any other options ?

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I recently went through this and had to take unpaid leave (luckily only three days until it came through). Wasn’t an option as legally I was not allowed to work without the valid visa, it could have had serious implications both to my own status and the firm

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I can see this happening at the big 4. Very surprised that BCG does this as I hold them to a higher standard. I hope your Visa stuff gets resolved soon my friend. Possible solutions: 1) can you assist on a full time internal project while your Visa is being processed? While you're not bringing in $, you'll still be adding value to the firm. 2) can you get staffed on a local project in India for a few weeks? 3) is there another country in APAC that you can get a project in, where you don't have any Visa restrictions?

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Thanks for the suggestions. Extremely useful. My visa just got issued. Will be back in a week 😁

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I’ve heard people having to the same. Our firm, puts people on unpaid leave until the visa comes through. Fairly standard, and I have seen it happen to a couple to people

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Will your firm waive off payments because the customer has some delays and not sticking to the terms? If the answer is no, then they got to pay the employee

221g? It’s just a matter of 3 weeks

You will get it, wait. It’s standard these days. Keep checking both passport status and ceac status.

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If you escalate to your OA I’m sure they’ll help you resolve with HR.

Can you drag your feet a bit on it. Administrative processing should get resolved pretty soon

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