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  3. RoFe1

    LCA in two locations

    Hi, Can you please help to answer these: my current LCA is with wage level 4 and on par with the prevailing wage in this State. Now my employer wants me to work in an additional location too in a different State. They plan to amend H-1B and before that to file a new LCA where they will mention locations in both States. My questions are: 1. Assuming LCA gets approved, in which State will I be required to work – the current one I am working in right now or the new location in the new State? 2. Which prevailing wage will apply – the current one or the one in the new State? 3. The new State has a higher prevailing wage for Level 4 which my employer may not be able to pay. Can we revert to wage level 3 in the new State's LCA? Employer is able to pay at Level 3 and salary will then be compliant with prevailing wages in both States. But is it allowed to go back to a lower level in LCA? Thank you
  4. ChDUI2020

    H1 extension with dwi in 2020

    In 2020, july i was arrested for DWI. I met with an accident hitting a pole after drinking . I severely regretted my actions and went through AA and alcoholic assessments and everything. I also travelled to india and came back after getting conviction carrying all the documents related to the case. my extension is coming up in September 2022. I haven’t got any stamping after my arrest. I am in a very nervous mode,as i am seeing posts that while extending visa uscis is asking to go out of the country and get stamping. Please help me how i should handle this. I learnt my mistake and want to seek your help regarding my extension. even the stamping dates are not available in recent times as people are booking in malaysia, indonesia and dubai. I am quite freaked out after 2 years of drinking and driving WILL MY VISA BE APPROVED? Has anyone got approval after conviction without having to step out of country?
  5. Hi, I received a RFE for my in-laws I-539N Visa extension I submitted in Feb 2022. The request for evidence is requesting supporting documents for financial support for the period of extension. Three consecutive months of complete bank statements for checking and / or savings accounts showing all transactions other cash assets, or affidavits of support from a sponsor My questions are - Is it enough I submit back 3 months bank statements of my in-law's Indian bank account since that is what they used for applying the visitor's visa and i did not sponsor their visa? For the affidavit of support from a sponsor - Should I submit Form I-134 or is it just a letter stating that I will be able to support them financially while they are here and get that notarized Should is also submit my financial bank statements as part of the supporting documents? Please help !
  6. Hello all, Quick question: My daughter (under 14 yrs) and myself both are on H4 without a valid visa stamping. We are currently in India and had to go through the consulate for our visa stamping. My husband who is on H1 who is currently in US has an approved I-797 but with an expired visa stamp in the passport. I booked dropbox appointment for both of us by adding her under me through cgi. I have seen online and am now confused for kid whether she is eligible for dropbox under interview waiver or needs seperate visa interview. Is my child still be eligible for dropbox as both parents do not have a valid US visa? Appreciate quick help!! Any successful stories please advice. Kasyap
  7. Hello all, Quick question: My daughter (under 14 yrs) and myself both are on H4 without a valid visa stamping. We are currently in India and had to go through the consulate for our visa stamping. My husband who is on H1 who is currently in US has an approved I-797 but with an expired visa stamp in the passport. I booked dropbox appointment for both of us by adding her under me through cgi. I have seen online and am now confused for kid whether she is eligible for dropbox under interview waiver or needs seperate visa interview. Is my child still be eligible for dropbox as both parents do not have a valid US visa? Appreciate quick help!! Any successful stories please advice. Kasyap
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  9. Could someone guide me what to do per my below situation - I was working in USA with my employer A on H1B until Dec, 2019 with I140 approval, July-2014 was the priority date (EB2). I was transferred to Canada office by the employer A (same engineering role), based on my desire and after a year, I decide to leave the company and joined another employer B on a managerial position who has office in Canada as well as USA (base office). Now, I wish you go back to USA so what is the best and shortest route to get my GC in USA through employer B?
  10. Kunda

    H1B Transfer

    Could someone guide me what to do per my below situation - I was working in USA with my employer A on H1B until Dec, 2019 with I140 approval, July-2014 was the priority date (EB2). I was transferred to Canada office by the employer A (same engineering role), based on my desire and after a year, I decide to leave the company and joined another employer B on a managerial position who has office in Canada as well as USA (base office). Now, I would wish you go back to USA so what is the best and shortest route to get my GC in USA through employer B?
  11. Could someone guide me what to do per my below situation - I was working in USA with my employer A on H1B until Dec, 2019 with I140 approval, July-2014 was the priority date (EB2). I was transferred to Canada office by the employer A (same engineering role), based on my desire and after a year, I decide to leave the company and joined another employer B on a managerial position who has office in Canada as well as USA (base office). Now, I would wish you go back to USA so what is the best and shortest route to get my GC in USA through employer B?
  12. Posting this on behalf of my relative: My aunt needs to renew her GC which expired in 2015. The GC holder has been outside US from 2015 till date initially to take care of some health issues and then we had demise of my uncle (her husband). My aunt is in India and wants to travel back to US. 1. Can she file for GC renewal application from India? Any complications given the green card has been expired for 7 years now? 2. Does the applicant needs to come on visitor visa to USA and then apply for renewal of GC from here?
  13. My son (10 years old) is in India, recently i got GC and also applied to him. He got the Mumbai Visa appointment for Aug 9 2022. Due to the 6 months rule, we need to bring him every 6 months, instead is there a possibility to request during the appointment or any process to get 2 years window, so that he can travel with in two years, instead of vising every 6 months to retain his GC status. Any idea, how long it will take, if i reschedule the current appointment (Aug 9th 2022 ).
  14. naveen145903

    I797 Validity less than 8 months Visa Stamping

    Thanks for the response. how early can one file for H1-B extension. I read it online that it would be six months or earlier from the expiry date.
  15. Hi I am currently in H4 EAD and got my H1B approved under COS . I am planning to travel hence need to go for visa stamping. After filling DS160 it says am eligiblefor dropbox but i was told that very first H1B stamp needs to be an interview appointment ..Any suggestions how to take this forward.
  16. Hi, My perm is approved. - Is it advisable to file I-140 (premium) & I-485 concurrently or separately? - If for some reason it gets rejected, can we re-file again separately? Thank you for your help.
  17. Praveen Kumar Narayana

    My Options with H1B (Moving back to USA)

    Hi Forum, I was in the US from 2005 to early 2017 as a Student followed by H1B. My employer sponsored Green Card (I-140) was approved and I also had a 3-year extension based on I-140 (Priority date 2012 EB3). My wife's case is also the same except her employer filed Greencard in EB2 (Priority Date 2012). Now I want to go back to the US, but I do not have an employer. I worked in the Oil and Gas Industry (Exploration), which is basically not very H1-B friendly especially when the candidate is not in the country. I am also looking for Indian companies that can sponsor H1-B, can someone suggest to me some indian employers. My question to the forum: 1. Can I use my old H1-B to get a new one, instead of waiting in line for the annual quota. 2. Can I use my old priority date (I was with my employer for a few years post I-140 approval). 3. Can I get sponsored for future GreenCard without applying for H1-B and go to the US after EAD. Regards, Praveen
  18. I have received my GC on June 4th 2022. Is there any risk during citizenship/GC renewal, if I resign my current job now (after a month) and establish a new business. Do I need to stick with current employer/petitioner after getting my GC for 6-12 months?
  19. Hi, I have a family emergency that requires me to travel to India as soon as possible. The current wait time for Appointment dates in India (All cities ) is insane, mostly Mid to Late 2023. I'm looking for options to score an appointment in Aug/Sep 2022 like trying other countries, following is what I know so far:* India ( Dates are in 2023 -> both dropbox & in-person)* Canada ( Dates are in 2023 -> in-person )* Mexico ( Dates are in Dec 2022 -> in-person)* Qatar ( Dates are in July 2022 -> in-person) - When I called the consulate they said only Qatar nationals and permanent resident can attend the Qatar's US consulate for non immigrant visa. Also there might be risk of RFE going to middle east for stamping* Jamaica ( Couldn't find any dates for appointment )* Dominique ( Stopped non-immigration visa appointments)The other countries on my radar are:* Nepal* Malaysia * Australia * Thailand * Singapore * South KoreaBut I could hardly find any info on the feasibility and availability of non-immigration (H1B) appointment dates for Indians in these countriesDoes anyone has experience of getting Visa stamping done/have insights into* Getting Visa appointment in other nations (outside India esp Malaysia/Mexico/Nepal) for H1B in 2022* If you know of any other means to get slots in India ( ex: using reliable agents; NOTE: I reached out to few and they confirmed the no slots in 2022 but said they can monitor openings from cancellation to immediately book the slot )* If you had experience in getting emergency Visa appointment with Family Emergency successfully ( ex: serious illness/surgery ) in India or other countries (Malaysia/Mexico/Canada/Nepal)I'm on the following telegram groups monitoring for :* H1B/H4 Visa Dropbox slots* H1B/H4 Regular visa slots
  20. jindal2555

    H1B picked up but laid off

    Hi My wife got her H1B lottery picked up in March 2022 and her visa was also approved via premium processing. But her company is laying her off. I wanted to know options going forward: 1. Will her visa be revoked once she is laid off? 2. Is there any grace period after she loses her job? 3. Can we get a new employer and file a change of status? 4. What are the options going forward?
  21. JoeF

    Minimum Age to Apply H4 EAD

    AFAIK, the H4 EAD is only for spouses of the primary person on H1. It is not for children of the H1 person.
  22. Hi My H1 is filed by Company A and petition is also approved. After few days I joined Company B and at present I am in Company B. If US employer want to transfer my H1 to his company what is the process? (I don't have valid H1 Stamping yet) Please help
  23. pontevecchio

    GC Processing

    Your PD remains untouched. But retrogression may be possible delaying your ability to file AOS after the GC is approved.
  24. Is there any change in your client, job title, job duties or location to a different MSA?. Your employer can try filing for an amendment in premium processing (using your receipt notice & USCIS Site case status) which will give you the I-94 date. Alternatively, Please look for a new employer and try for a transfer immediately. Good Luck. Lets see what other experts suggest.
  25. amogh527

    221(g) Refusals at U.S. Consulates

    My 1st H1B was refused in 2008 outside of US with a 221G (consular processing) as my employer at that time was not able to provide adequate documentation. In 2010, I came to US on H4 and later got H1B in 2011 and since then working on H1B. Now while filing AOS under "General Eligibility and Inadmissibility Grounds-I" section there is a question - "Have you EVER been denied a visa to the United States?". What should I answer here? Does 221G visa refusal count as a denial? Will denial act as a ground for inadmissibility and jeopardize my AOS? Appreciate your help!!
  26. Hello, My spouse's GC was filed under EB3, six years back. His i140 was approved. Since, EB3 is retrogressed to 2012. meanwhile, we has promoted multiple times, and moved to management role. My spouse is now discussing with his employer for change of category possibly to EB1(2). if at all the employer agrees, please clarify the below 1. is PERM required to file again to do category change? 2. what is the criteria to meet to change from EB3 to EB1?
  27. SeethaS

    H4 EAD

    Hello Team, foremost thank you for having this wonderful forum. I'm in H4, my spouse's i140 was approved six year back. I'm now intend to restart my professional career. Do I need to apply EAD separately? or Is it true that my current H4 status default allow me to work due to my spouse's i140 was approved? Please clarify.
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