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  1. tejalks

    H1 to H4 approval date

    Hello Attorney_11 - I was just curious to know if you an attorney from murthy forum or its just ur user name ? If you are an attorney then could you please respond to my thread http://forum.murthy.com/index.php?/topic/57281-h1-h4-again-h1/#entry230687 Thanks in advance.
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    h1-h4- again h1

    Hello All, Today I went to a lawyer (he did my husband's H1 processing). The reason I went to him, coz when I join my husband's employer later this year or earlier next year, they will be consulting the same lawyer (they still have openings and expected to have more by the end of this year). I asked the lawyer if he could do my COS from current H1 expiring in Sep '13 to H4 and then later on I will go on H1 (cap exempt). He was total negative about it, and told me that if I change my status to H4, then for filing another H1 I will be under cap and can start working only by Oct. On this forum I have read so many cases like mine, h1 is about to expire (counted in cap 2 yrs prior) and went on h4 and again back on h1 as cap exempt. I am really confused after what the lawyer mentioned to me. Does any one have any idea, if this is true or shud I meet another lawyer ?
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    h1-h4- again h1

    Thanks JoeF & Pontevecchio... My calculation of 6 years was an error I guess. I was counting 6 years from the time one gets into the lottery. But your answers were helpful. Thanks again.
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    Part Time H1B

    Thanks JoeF for clearing that doubt.
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    h1-h4- again h1

    Thanks a lot Pontevecchio. I am not sure I got this "Time in H4 status is not counted for time in H1 status". Also in few of ur other posts & in one of ur replies to me, you have mentioned - once u are counted in cap - you are good for 6 years. I was counted in cap in 2009 - on H1 B in the US from 2010 till Mar 2011, returned on the same H1 with the same employer in Aug 2012. So does this mean that the time I was in India, isn't counted in the 6 year ? As per my knowledge, I thought I am good for 6 years from 2009 (until 2014 filing) But If I have to file anytime after April 2014, then I will have to wait for 2015 lottery. Hence I was hesitant to file for an H4.
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    h1-h4- again h1

    I am not pretty much sure what the rationale for avoiding H4 is, I assumed it is just that one loses the financial independence.
  7. Ideally you should have given a 4 weeks notice. Talk to ur new employer & see if u can begin 2 weeks later. I know a lot of employers do have contracts,but to my knowledge US doesnt have a anything as contract -which is considered legal. You need to maintain gud relations with ur old employer coz u will need a reference letter n employment letter frm them.
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    h1-h4- again h1

    Thanks a lot for your response. I did consult my husbands Immigration attorney & he is of the opinion that I should try and avoid H4 as far as possible. If there is a possibility of an H1 transfer I should go ahead with that. H4 can be used only as a last resort. This attorney has done H1B of other employees, but I just wanted to know if there are others in this forum, who are working on only one part time H1B. Thanks once again for your response.
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    Part Time H1B

    Thanks a lot Priyal.. Are you on OPT or CPT along with part time H1 ?? or you are just on part time H1b ?
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    h1-h4- again h1

    Thanks a lot Pontevecchio... There is another option I have - go on an H1 transfer, but the new employer has some issues in his pay stubs. His pay stubs aren't static - by this I mean if he is unable to provide 40 hrs / week then it is reflected in his pay stub. 1) Will it be advisable to go with such an employer for just a few months ( say 3-4 mths) ? 2) Also is there a possibility to just file a H1B transfer but with one employer as part time only ? 3) The max hours per week allowed on an H1 are 40 hrs, similarly is there anything as minimum hours reqd when on an H1 ? Waiting for your response on this. Thanks a lot.
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    Part Time H1B

    Any help on this will be appreciated ....
  12. tejalks

    Part Time H1B

    I am currently on working with Company A - full time H1 B. I am looking for a H1 transfer, below are my questions : 1) Do I need to file for a full time H1 only or can I just file for one part time H1 ? Meaning I will only work part time with one company. If this is a possibility, then how many hours are considered as part time work per week ? I know one can file different part time h1's with more than one company but I am not aware if one can just file for a part time with one company ? 2) If I file a full time H1 transfer - the max hours one can work on this is 40 hrs per week. Are there any specified number of minimum hours on a full time H1 ? Any help on this is appreciated ...
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    h1-h4- again h1

    Hello All, My current H1 is expiring last day of Sep 2013, 1) when is the last date of application for COS from H1 to H4 ? 2) Do I need to produce a marriage certificate for h4 application? 3) Is Indian marriage certificate valid for the above ? 4) Do I need to have a name change done before the application of h4 ? I have not changed my names (surname) in any of the official documents so far. Got married a month ago in India. Thanks in advance for the reply.
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    h1-h4- again h1

    Thank you for your responses... I am a Physical Therapist..
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    h1-h4- again h1

    To all the knowledgeable guru's here : I have a valid h1b visa until sep'13 - ( I was in the cap process in 2009). I had traveled to India in between was stuck there for 221g processing, but came back on h1 with the same employer. Now after sep'13 - if i have to get an extension done my employer is asking me to sign a contract with him again but I am not willing to do this, coz I am getting married soon & my husband lives in another state. I am from medical field & will take another 6 months or so to get the license for another state. My questions are : 1) How early or how late can I apply for change of status from h1 to h4 ? 2) Once my license for other state is done & i get an employer there when they file an h4 to h1 - will i go into cap exempt (since i was already counted against cap in 2009) or will i have to go thru the lottery cap again ? Any answers on this will help me make a decision.. Thnks in advance..
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