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  1. Hi All, I am trying to apply for a visitor's visa for my mother in-law. They will be self-sponsoring the visa. My father in-law has business joint accounts with his friends. Will these be enough? Because he doesn't have liquid cash in his personal account, eventhough he has very good immovable property and couple of FDs. Can my mother in-law use my father in-law's joint accounts to show enough liquid cash? She doesn't have any in her name since she's a housewife.
  2. Hi, I am in a situation where my employer is willing to apply for the GC, but I am lacking a bit of experience. The fact is that I have been working since April 2010 till date, but I was stuck with my H-1B stamping in India for almost an year, during which I wasn't working. I have a Master's degree from the US, with 2.5 yrs of working experience. Per my lawyer, I need 3 yrs of experience for EB2 ,AND the 1 year I was in India does not count, is that true? So, should I wait for 6 more months to file it in EB2? or Just file for the EB3 and later can transfer it to the EB2 category (actually wondering if that is even possible?). Please advise.
  3. mk2245

    Travelling after 1 year

    I am travelling to USA after 1 year. My H-1B visa was stamped recently after being in admin processing for 11 months. What documents do I need to carry with me apart from my I797 to show at the PoE? Do I need an updated employment verification letter? Please advise.
  4. Hi, I attended the H-1B visa interview at the Chennai consulate on Jan 27 2012. I received 221(g) pink form with no additional documents requested. I do have a common Muslim name. My passport is with the Chennai consulate. My case has been pending for almost 11 months now. Since the day of my interview, there has been no updates from the consulate. I tried every possible thing, like contacting the senator, congressman but always got the same generic reply from the consulate. Well, now my question is whether it is worth waiting for this? I am in an EC model and they did not find anything wrong with my employer (at least, not yet) which means that there is no need to go for another stamping with a change in employer. Does the pink form has an expiry? because I heard from one of my friends that the 221(g) has a validity for 1 year. If yes, then what after 1 year? I am kinda confused because I don't know whether to wait because I still have my job available. Its just a matter of getting my visa stamped. But at the same time, I dont know how long this is going to take. I am very confused. Please advise.
  5. mk2245

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    Guys, Let me tell you one thing. Don't try to be statistical here. It doesn't matter when was your PA or something. Its all based on your luck. When the almighty decides to give you the visa, it looks like everything is falling in place. Well, one thing what we can do from our side is try to keep pressure on the consulate guys, one way or the other. And the strongest would be from your company's side. A month before my visa was issued, my company's attorney contacted the consulate and presented to them that the company really needs me and the delay from the consulate to issue me a visa is really hurting them and they are not able to find a replacement for me. Although the consulate's reply was again generic, they also said that " we would try to reach a conclusion ASAP", which was definitely a strong statement. Getting visa after such a long time was a dream come true. and that too without losing my job. One more thing is that never give up hope on almighty. He is there to help you and he knows the perfect time, when. All the best for you guys and I will pray and hope that you guys get your visas soon. I actually wanted to post my whole experience in this forum, but due to lack of time, I wasn't able to. I will post it later when I have time Inshallah.
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    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    @mfba89 27th Jan
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    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    @nahid0307 I work in CA.
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    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    Thank you brothers. Yeah definitely i will remember everybody in dua. Just have patience and trust in Allah and everything will be fine. You guys will get your visa soon inshallah. Well, my boss has asked me to show up ASAP. Actually, he wanted me to be in the office this monday, but its very hard to make plans this early. Inshallah I will be there by the end of this month.
  9. Guys, Good news!!!!!!! My visa has been issued. After 10.5 months......huh!!!
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    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    Brothers, Just got the news that my visa has been issued. Alhamdulillah.......after a long long wait of 10.5 months......
  11. @omshiv, Forget USA? I really dont mind it, but why would they keep my case pending when they really want to reject it, that too for this long. Anyhow, I am right now working remote from India, but that is not satisfactory for me. I want to work during the daytime, kinda fedup with night job.
  12. mk2245

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    chill guys.... Just completed 10 months....PP is with the chennai consulate...common muslim name...
  13. I attended the H-1B visa interview at the Chennai consulate on Jan 27 2012. I received 221(g) pink form with no additional documents requested. My passport is with the Chennai consulate.My case has been pending for almost 9 months now. At the time of the interview, the VO said your visa is approved, but you just need to go through additional administrative processing. And she held my passport. I do have a common Muslim name. Since then, there has been no reply from the consulate. They have kept me in the dark all this while. Any inquiries into my case only gave me the standard and generic replies saying, my case is pending admin processing. So, now since my case is pending close to 1 year, can I file a writ petition of Mandamus against the DoS or Chennai consulate?? If yes, can anybody let me know the procedure?
  14. Hi All, I attended the H-1B visa interview at the Chennai consulate on Jan 27 2012. I received 221(g) pink form with no additional documents requested. My passport is with the Chennai consulate.My case has been pending for almost 9 months now. At the time of the interview, the VO said your visa is approved, but you just need to go through additional administrative processing. And she held my passport. I do have a common Muslim name. Since then, there has been no reply from the consulate. They have kept me in the dark all this while. Any inquiries into my case only gave me the standard and generic replies saying, my case is pending admin processing. So, now since my case is pending close to 1 year, can I file a writ petition of Mandamus against the DoS or Chennai consulate?? If yes, can anybody let me know the procedure?
  15. mk2245

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    @nahid0307 Chill dude....Its more than 7 months for me...still waiting..,,Just hanging in there...
  16. mk2245

    Email to congressman fo 221g

    As far as I know, you cannot, on your behalf, get the status of your case through a congressman or a senator. The only person who can do that for you is the petitioner, which is your company. I went through the same thing, and asked my employer to get the status on my case which they did through the congressman, but to no avail. He received a generic reply, which he forwarded to me saying my case is still under admin processing. Remember, he/she cannot do anything to expedite the case. They can only get the status of your case, which you can easily get the update by calling the DOS. Its just a waste of time and energy. ATB.
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    Reaffirmed, Can I attend in Different Consulate??

    I dont think it would be wise for you to schedule a new appointment and go for another interview. They would probably issue another 221(g), saying your re-affirmed petition is not yet updated in PIMS. I suggest you just wait until your petiton is updated in PIMS. This process generally takes long time, but you have to have patience. By the way, that was a very quick turnaround in your case. Your petition was reaffirmed in a month. USCIS generally takes a long time for reaffirming. Anywayz, all the best and have patience.
  18. I am pursuing 3rd year in computer science and engineering in India. I got married last year and wanna move to USA with my husband on H4 visa. Now my question is can I transfer my credits and continue my final year of bachelors in USA? (I will file COS to F1).I know that it depends on what school I choose, but, in general, do the schools in USA accept these credits from Indian universities?
  19. I have recently learned that According to the a USCIS interoffice memorandum, any days spent outside the United States during the validity period of an H1B petition will no longer be counted toward the maximum period of stay in the United States in the H1B status. Is this true? For example, if I get stuck with the 221(g) admin processing for say 1 year, then can I reclaim this 1 year after the completion of my 6yrs on H-1B by showing valid proofs of my stay outside USA?
  20. Sad to hear that buddy!! Well, personally, I do think that chennai consulate is a lot better than Hyderabad. Having said that, its all luck and depends on the VOs mood on that particular day. Or else, why would they ask you so many questions when you go for your daughter's visa? Its ridiculous. And moreover, you could have used the Interview waiver program for your daughter, if she is under 7 years of age. She did not have to attend the interview, although they might call her again (if they think is necessary)for the interview along with her parents.
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    Urgent help needed for question reg payment

    I mean apart from the basic pay, which is your salary (as per LCA), whatever you get, can be a part of per diem or other incentives. Like in my case I get XX K as my salary, which is on LCA (and also in my contract), and I also get YY amount as per diem and other expenses. Whats wrong with that?
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    Urgent help needed for question reg payment

    It should be exactly as it appears on the LCA. Additional amount on your paycheck can be considered as per diem or other expenses.
  23. I am in a similar situation like you are. I came to India for my marriage and attended the H-1B visa interview at Chennai in January. I was issued a 221g and since then my case is pending administrative processing. My employer allowed me to work remotely only fro a month and since then I am jobless. I too have my car loan worth 22k and credit card. But the thing here is that I presumed that my case would go under 221g before hand since I have a common muslim name. Hence i had done all the savings so that the amount is sufficient for atleast 8-10 months. And also I filed the tax returns for the year 2011 and now I have enough money to pay my credit card and car loan for atleast 6 more months. So, I advise you if you did not file your taxes, then this is the best time to do. or if you already did it, then you should have been smart enough before you came to india to do some savings as everybody knows these days that many cases are going into admin processing.
  24. Awesome!! Truly inspirational specially for the people who are struck with 221g and rejections. Congrats to you and your wife.
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