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  1. reluctantsnowman

    L1B to H1B stamping India

    As far as I am concerned, if you paperwork is in order, there should be no problem.
  2. reluctantsnowman

    H1 Renewal support Documents for Drop Box

    Hello, I had carried all the documents, including client letter and vendor letter. No harm in carrying it. But they only had asked for photocopy of I797 along with DS-160 and 2 photos. Kind Regards, Hari
  3. reluctantsnowman

    visa approved CEAC site shows administrative processing

    Is this for dropbox or normal stamping process
  4. reluctantsnowman

    H1b extension IWP experience in Delhi

    Hello All, I recently got my H1b extension approved through the dropbox process in Delhi. I had already completed 4 years (1 L1b + 3 H1b) and this was a three-year extension based on an approved I140. I am working for the same company, same position and my visa had expired on Sep 30th 2014. I will try and provide as many details as I remember 01/27 - Went to Nehru Place for dropping off my document. I had carried my original I797, confirmation of the dropbox, DS160 confirmation, Axis Bank Fees receipt, a copy each of the mentioned documents and two passport size photos (from Walgreens). There was a small line for the drop off and the staff there were very professional and courteous. They only accepted my passport, copy of I797, dropbox confirmation letter and DS-160 confirmation letter. I double-checked if they needed any more documents, but they insisted that this should be enough. They did not like the photograph taken, so I had to go across the street and get another one taken. (TIP - They are very insistent on the proper photograph. Get one taken in India). I got the dropbox confirmation letter back with stamp and photograph and they said I should get a response in 2-3 working days 01/28 - Checked the status online on the CEAC website using my DS-160 number. In the morning the status was 'Ready'. In the evening, after 4PM, the status said 'Administrative Processing'. I later found out, by trolling a lot of sites, that this usually means some interdepartmental processing, approvals, paperwork etc 1/29 - In the evening, after 4PM, the status was now changed to 'Issued' 1/30 - In the afternoon at 1PM, I recieved an email from UStraveldocs that my passport is now ready for pickup 2/2 - In the noon, I went to pick up my passport. They ask for a copy of id proof with original (I provided PAN card). I picked up my passport in under one minute. My experience with VFS at Delhi has been a pleasant one. They have been very professional and the whole process of dropbox has been smooth and streamlined. I got my visa stamped for three years, per the petition. Kind Regards, Hari
  5. reluctantsnowman

    H1b Extension IWP Qualification

    Thank you Jairichi
  6. reluctantsnowman

    H1b Extension IWP Qualification

    Hello All, I am planning to go to India for my H1b extension. I think I qualify for the IWP dropbox. • My most recent visa was issued in India; è YES, Chennai • I received my visa after January 1, 2008; è YES, 18APR2012 • My prior visa is not annotated “Clearance Received” or “Department Authorization”; è YES • My most recent visa (in the same class for which I am applying) was not lost or stolen; è YES, H1b • My most recent visa (in the same class for which I am applying) was issued on or after my 14th birthday; YES, 27 years • I have a previous U.S. visa in the same class as the visa for which I wish to renew; è YES, H1b • I have no refusals for a visa in any category after my most recent visa issuance; è YES • If I am applying for an H or L (individual) visa, my prior visa in the same classification with the same petitioner is still valid or expired within the last 12 months. è 30SEP2014 Can you please check and confirm if I have qualified. I think I do, but wanted a confirmation Regards Hari
  7. reluctantsnowman

    H1b stamping - IWP at Delhi

    Thank you Jairichi
  8. reluctantsnowman

    H1b stamping - IWP at Delhi

    Hello All, I am planning to visit India in February and planning to use the IWP for my H1b extension. I qualify on all front. My question is I had my stamping done in Chennai, can I still apply for extension in Delhi. Regards
  9. reluctantsnowman

    L-1A to H-1B

    1) Your H1B is only valid after approval. As soon as it's approved, provided its done with Change of Status, your L1A will no longer be valid. You have to start working for the new company. If the approval does not go through, then you can continue on your L1A. 2) No Risk 3) Yes. You can work till your start of H1B visa, which will be Fall 2013
  10. reluctantsnowman

    Need clarification on L1 to H1 conversion

    Vijay0304 - If your H1b is filed under COS, then u cannot ignore it. Your status changes immediately. If you are on COS and want to ignore it, then you must leave the country asap and re-enter on L1, then ur H1b COS will get cancelled.
  11. reluctantsnowman

    H1B Visa Interview Related

    There should not be a problem. All the best
  12. reluctantsnowman

    First Time H1 B - Please, Guide

    Mexico does not allow first time stamping. Maybe Bahamas has that too, not sure. Canada is your best bet.
  13. reluctantsnowman

    Urgent help

    Since you already have an approved petition, you might be eligible under cap-exempt. I might be wrong.
  14. Why did you transfer your employer? Is it for more salary. Whatever your answer is, tell the truth to the VO
  15. reluctantsnowman

    H1b Visa Documents

    Please search these forums for the list of documents required. It's already posted somewhere.
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