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  2. Faraz1490

    H1B Transfer

    Hi, Im in a similar situation, can you update on your current status ?
  3. Hi, I got laid off from my company, so im in 60 day grace period. I found employer A who is ready to hire me and file h1b transfer, but their hiring process will take 6 weeks of time and i cant just rely on them, so I also found employer B who is a consultancy and ready to file a h1b transfer immediately in normal processing. Considering my current situation, i want to join employer B and start to work and while the h1 transfer from employer B is still in process, can employer A initiate my transfer in premium and once h1b transfer from employer A is approved, can i move to employer A ,even while h1b transfer from B is still pending ? Note: I know it's unethical, but im in a tough situation and im willing to pay back the h1 transfer fee of employer B, if i have to join A. Regards.
  4. Adri05

    I-290b processing time

    Hello Was your case reopen?
  5. My employer applied my extension in december 2019, got rfe asking client letter in march, 2020. submit thedocument on June 11th. But got approval on 1st july till may24, 2020. My employer applying again in premium. what should i do now
  6. confusedimmigrant88

    H1-B Granted for 3 vs. 1.75 Years

    I recently got approved for an H1-B visa transfer from a STEM OPT status. I had previously worked on H1-B status in the US, then gone back to business school and graduated to work on STEM OPT and now just transferred back to take advantage of the remaining time I have left on H1-B. I was approved for a 3-year petition (even though I thought I only had 1.75 years left). I communicated that to my company's legal team who is now saying that we they will either have to let USCIC correct their own mistake or contact them to let them know. Is that really necessary? What would the risk be if they did not contact USCIS and I just kept the 3-year petition? Would I have 3-year work authorization status in the US?
  7. I recently got approved for an H1-B visa transfer from a STEM OPT status. I had previously worked on H1-B status in the US, then gone back to business school and graduated to work on STEM OPT and now just transferred back to take advantage of the remaining time I have left on H1-B. I was approved for a 3-year petition (even though I thought I only had 1.75 years left). I communicated that to my company's legal team who is now saying that we they will either have to let USCIC correct their own mistake or contact them to let them know. Is that really necessary? What would the risk be if they did not contact USCIS and I just kept the 3-year petition? Would I have 3-year work authorization status in the US?
  8. Hi, Can you please advise for the below situation, what are my option or next steps for B2 visa extension for my in laws: 1. My parents came to US on B2 visa and completed the 6 months. 2. Since Covid situation started before their travel date, we applied the B2 visa extension for another 3 months (not aware of covid situation will be long term). 3. Currently her petition is pending and waiting for the bio metric appointment reschedule after opening of the USCIS VSC offices. 4. What are my options to request the USCIS to provide the some more months of extension or to update the existing pending application applied online. They are really old and can not travel in this covid situation, because of their health condition. Please advice. Thanks in advance.
  9. Hi, I have a question regarding the change of visa status from H4 to F1. My semester starts in August, however, the earlies visa appointment is available for the month of October. So, I took one appointment just in case. Later, I filed for I-539 because travel doesn't seem to be a possibility. Now, do I need to cancel my visa appointment as I have applied for COS within the US, or I can keep it?
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  11. pontevecchio

    H1b to H4 during H1b grace period of 60 days

    1. They say 45 days though I say 15 days before the grace period ends. Once she has the receipt, she can stay till approval. 2. NO 3. Many months. 4. Have her wait out 40 days or so of the grace period and if no H1 offer, she should file her COS to H4. Forget H1 for the time being.
  12. Hi All, My H1B visa grace period of 240 days expired almost month ago. My H1B extension received RFE which was responded and then petition is upgraded to Premium processing. I am expecting USCIS decision in next 7 days. My employer is saying that I need to return to home country even-though if I get visa approval because I have overstayed 240 days grace period and they are not ready to keep me in US for next 2-3 weeks. The reason they are giving is after visa approval, it will take 2 weeks to get approved I797 hard copy and one week for I9 verification. So I wouldn't be able to resume working at-least for next 3 weeks. After 2-3 weeks, i will almost complete 60 days on top of 240 days grace period which my employer believe is illegal/unlawful. But I have read on multiple other sites that if decision is pending with USCIS then one can stay in US till we get decision. So please guide me whether I should wait for USCIS decision which will be available in weeks time or I should return to home country (provided I get tickets in special repatriation flights operated due to travel restriction)?
  13. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding the end of the temporary rule for F-1 and M-1 students regarding online classes. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
  14. SJT

    H1B transfer without I-797A

    To summarize, Can I get H1B transferred with only Receipt Number and NO copy of I797A?
  15. gayathri.s3@cognizant.com

    Stay in US due to medical condition-H1B extension

    Since I'm working now, if I convert to H4 , i will loose my work status right? Also I heard that i cannot convert to H4, after H1B extension denial. Also, is it possible to change the status from H4 to H1B in case my H1B extension is approved? Does it require a port of entry as at this time, we can have a port of entry.
  16. User099

    6th year H1 - perm question

    Best thing you can do is to apply now for her COS to H4 and EAD at the same time. She can work till the H1 expiry and when H4 and EAD are approved she can switch over to H4 and work. Her GC processing can continue while she is on H4.
  17. User099

    Lost job and an expired I-94

    Even thought you are leaving for good, you should consult an attorney. It will always be on your record as you overstayed and will be difficlt to correct later.
  18. User099

    H1B Transfer - Multiple Companies

    Its better to reapply.
  19. User099

    H1 - New Executive order

    I was told there are no appointments till 2021, are you seeing anything different?
  20. Hi My moms B2(tourist) visa is expiring in April 2021 and She is in US Currently and I am planning to extend her stay here till october due to Covid.Will this affect the chances of renewal when she applies for it next year? Has anyone applied for renewal after applying for extension of stay and has it approved?
  21. czur

    H4 Biometrics

    Did your dependents give the biometrics in USCIS ASC in US? if so they will probably reuse it.
  22. Hi, My current situation is my H1B expired on 31st Dec 2019 and i-94 expired in the month of Feb 2020. I got my H1B extension approved in June with my current employer and also have an offer with Company B. Company B is waiting since March and due to the current COVID - 19 delays I haven't yet received my extension I797A. 1. Is it possible for company B to file for transfer without the Extension Approval notice (I797A)? 2. Will there be any issues in terms of getting transfer approved without I94? Please help me with this. Thank you.
  23. okank

    Travel with E-2

    So all I need is my VA drivers license and an I-94 print out from i94.cbp.dhs.gov ,and I don't need to carry my foreign passport. Is that correct?
  24. Ram111

    H1B Transfer - Multiple Companies

    Hi, I Spoke to Employer C and they told they can wait couple of weeks to join and also their attorney told no need to worry on H4 EAD. Current Application will work.
  25. Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are part of the US. It is domestic travel. No visa needed, hence the travel ban doesn't apply. You need to carry your I-94 with you. That's it.
  26. JoeF

    H1 - New Executive order

    A person can travel with an existing, valid visa. That's what the part you mention is about. it is about "suspension and limitation of entry", it doesn't say anything about getting a new visa. Once the person's valid visa expires the person can not get a new H1 visa, and can therefore not travel to the US.
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