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  1. metroguy

    H1B - Revocation Notice Was Sent

    If the H1b is revoked due to your employer requesting it , then it is not a problem. but you have to be in h1b atleast for a month in USA to make it active and to transfer. In your case, you are not on h1b anytime. So your company needs to file h1b in quota for you to be eligilble. If your GC process is not started, then you cant stay in US after 6 years (either in h1b or L1)
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    H1B Extension and Transfer

    You can do that. But the employer who you are not joining can comeback to you on the costs involved for H1b and they may hold your salary. So hold the extension for two weeks and do request premium process for your h1b transfer. If you get the decision on the transfer, then you can decide whether to file for other h1b extension or move on to approved assuming you want the new job
  3. You need to stick to your first h1b company for minimum of 1 month in usa and get a payslip. This proves that you switched to h1b from F1. For that you need to go to india for H1B visa stamping. You cant switch to second company from US now as you are still not on h1b. Unless you worked for first company for some time (minimum 1 month recommended), then you can apply for a transfer. My suggestion is to let go the offer. You have to give 2 weeks notice to your company and If you apply for h1b transfer, it gets rejected as h1b is not activated yet. So better not to take changes on your initial h1b. My spouse was in the same situation couple of years back. All the best.
  4. No need to reply H4 and EAD as long as they are not expired. Apply for H4 and EAD extension 6 months before they are getting expired using latest H1B of your spouse.
  5. Yes are free to go for a vacation after your EAD expires. As long as your H4 EAD is valid, you can be a full time or a contractor to any employer.
  6. metroguy

    Can I do masters degree while on H1B

    Yes you can. But practically hard to complete in 2 yrs
  7. metroguy

    Elapsed H1B period while H1 to H4 COS

    No you wont loose your 1 year of h1B. The clock stops on the receipt of H4 docs which is generally your H4 receipt date and you can stop working if you like if not continue working until your h1b is approved.
  8. metroguy

    Legal Stay in US

    yes you can wait.
  9. metroguy

    H4 denied because of H1 withdrawn

    As your wife has already a valid H4 visa till 2020, you need not have to worry until then. If ur spouse travels outside the USA and wants to enter before her visa 2020 expires, she can carry a copy of your latest h1 (company c ) with her whenever she travels. No need to go for any stampings until 2020
  10. Maximum 6 months. This is common these days. Go for premium if your employer is a big company and you have a decent salary and full time role and not working at client site. My h1b in PP got approved in 3 days. Got the approval docs in a week
  11. metroguy

    H1B LCA Amendment went to RFE

    The main problem here is Test analyst / Programmer analyst job role. Any job with analyst USCIS is issuing your queries. It takes a lot of time to respond to above questions. Options 1) Work with client A to see if your project can be extended 2) Look for a new employer 3) Take risk and work at new client site.
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    LCA certification timelines

    a week max
  13. The date of your h4 COS receipt by EAD, your h1b clock stops. so no worries.
  14. metroguy

    H1B to H4 Change of Status after loosing the Job

    1) Better to apply as soon as possible. Once you file for h1b to h4 , you will be in h4 status immediately and can stop working immediately if you want or continue employment until your h1 to h4 Change of status gets approved. 2) Yes you can use your remaining h1b in the future 3) no impact.
  15. Better get your RFE's resolved before deciding on next steps. If both your H1B's get approved then continue in the same status. If your RFE gets denied and your spouse h1b is approved, then look for options of change of your status from h1b to h4 along with with EAD