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About chikkubhai

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  1. thanks @shekar11#, that was helpful!
  2. H4 processing is taking longer and we have to make a trip to India on my new H1 I797 approval. How do both spouse (H4) and myself (H1) go for stamping as both of us are dependent on my original I797 of the new company? Can couples get a visa appointment to go together? Can the visa officer interview both at the same time?
  3. Turns out, they default to attorney address, hope that helps someone else who will use the right address. Also, calling USCIS 5 days before, they can FAX and if you plead, they can also email you a copy.
  4. My H1 premium extension just got approved, however, my wife's H4 extension is pending, waiting for biometric ACS address is in Texas instead of California, we called and canceled biometric appointment in Texas after asking them to change address. How do we take another appointment now? How long does the change of address take and a new appointment take? Can you apply for another H1 transfer, H4 again while this is happening? Can you visit to India for stamping while Biometric appointment and H4 extension is pending?
  5. Having been a FT employee stamped for many years and a consultant for a few, I am curious how the drop box applications are being filtered to find if they are working for consulting firms or as consultants in the recent wake of more RFEs and 221gs for consultants? Are there additional documents that we can include in drop box to prove a FT employee (or H4 dependent) or a non-consulting company?
  6. chikkubhai

    Sevis Hit Removal - 221G - Stamping

    Why do you get rejected? weren't you on H1 for long time or every stamped since 2004?
  7. chikkubhai

    H1B Dropbox (Hyderabad)

    Did you get your H1 renewed? or are you aware of any other drop box delays?
  8. Thanks, what about the third question? 2. No, meaning not applied immigrant petition? 3. Type, my husband is on H-1. So the question is: H-1 is valid up to 7 months when stamping, whereas when returning US I only have 4 months left on my VISA, will this be a problem? Would port of entry create any problems because of this? Are there any such time limits for visa or stamping?
  9. Arrived on H-4, applied for "F-1" and recently got "OPT approved". I am flying to India for "H-4 stamping" and needed few questions answered in DS-160. 1. What is my "current visa" as I only have H-4 stamped in my passport and transferred to F-1 OPT status in US DS-160 Question: Have you ever been issued a U.S. Visa? 2. As I got my OPT approved recently but never used and am transferring back to H-4 for visa stamping, what should I answer for any immigrant petition applied so it does not hurt stamping? DS-160 Question: Has anyone ever filed an immigrant petition on your behalf with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services? 3. My husband's H4 application will have more than 7 months pending when getting stamping, whereas when returning US I only have 4 months left on my VISA, will this be a problem? Would port of entry create any problems because of this? Are there any such time limits for visa or stamping? 4. As I have been in US for more than 5 years and have own home in US, should my home address be in India or US?
  10. Because I am on F-1, what would I tell the consular so he can process my visa as H-4? How can the interview continue about H-4 as I already have H-4 visa?
  11. Came here on H4 visa and just got my F1 OPT approved and am going to India again in 3 months, can I get my stamping done on H4 again without any questions on F1 status? Like "whether she worked on F1 OPT or not" and so on? Preferably, I want to get back to H4 EAD.
  12. I posted a strange RFE request for my F-1 OPT request 6 months ago: http://forum.murthy.com/index.php?/topic/89947-strange-huge-opt-rfe-asking-for-entire-statusresidence-history-anybody-aware-of-such-rfes/ USCIS finally updated the status saying, this has no details on whether they denied it or approved it or want something else. Does anybody know what needs to be done and if I can apply for an H-4 without responding to this status, I just want to plan ahead for the worst? : Notice Explaining USCIS' Actions Was Mailed On September 23, 2015, we began reviewing your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization , Receipt Number WACxxxxxxx. We mailed you a notice informing you of the action we intend to take on your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice and submit any requested materials. If you do not receive your notice by October 7, 2015, please call Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. Another post for alternatives: http://forum.murthy.com/index.php?/topic/86968-h-4-ead-options-for-f-1opt-students-who-were-originally-on-h4/
  13. chikkubhai

    premium processing for PERM

    AFAIK, there is no premium processing for Perm applications and it is taking more than 8 months now a days.
  14. chikkubhai

    Can we transfer an approved I-140 to new employer

    Yes you can, search murthy.com for 140 and porting.
  15. No update on perm application filed in Jan 2015 after 8 months? Sadly, have an EB2 priority date in Jul 2011 from previous employer whereas there is no update on Perm application. What are the options? Can I file again? Is there a way to follow up with DOL? You cannot file PERM application in premium but can you expedite?