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  1. Hello, I am working for Employer A since 2010 when I was on OPT. My H1B started on 1Oct2011 and since then I am with employer A. I have my GC under process in EB2 category and my Priority date is Dec2013 and I have I-140 approved in June2015. I have my VISA, I797 and I94 until Sep2018 with employer A. I have been offered a Fulltime position at my current client. It is very good opportunity. I am not sure if I will accept the offer as I have concern regarding my visa status. My questions are below: 1. My 5th year of H1B is going on. My 6 year of H1B will be completed in Sep2017. If I move to employer B, how soon they need to apply for the Green card? Do my PERM and I-140 both need to be approved before completion of 6 years of H1B (Sep2017)? 2. What if the employer B apply for PERM after some time and it is still pending and my 6 years of H1B completed? Do I need to leave the country? 3. Can I apply for H1B renewal based on my previous I-140 approval? What if employer A revoke I140? 4. Employer B needs to apply for PERM and I-140 again. But can I use my previous priority date(Dec2013)in either case I140 revoke or not? 5. I recently got married and my wife is going for H4 stamping in few weeks based on my employer A petition. I am not thinking to join employer B until she come to US. After she come to US and if I join employer B, can I apply for her H4-EAD based on my I140 approval with emplyer A? 6. After joining employer B and H1B transfer, do I also need to do H4 transfer? If we leave the country, do we both need to do the stamping again? I appreciate your response. Thank you!
  2. I had my H1B Visa renewal in Tijuana, Mexico earlier this week and it has been approved. EVC model. The interview was very straight forward. No Documents were asked during the interview. I had my fist stamping in Vancouver in 2012 but looking at some of the recent experience that our friends in the forum shared, I decided to go to Tijuana. The officer only asked me few basic questions. Job Title Where do you work How long with the company Below are some of the posts I followed to prepare for the interview. Documents and Interview Preparation: http://forum.murthy.com/index.php?/topic/47718-complete-package-h1b-stamping-questions-checklist-pims-client-questions-all-in-one/ Tijuana Information: http://forum.murthy.com/index.php?/topic/90060-h1b-renewal-administrative-processing-in-tijuana-mexico/?hl=%2Bdocuments+%2Bneeded+%2Bmexico+%2Bvisa#entry355599 http://forum.murthy.com/index.php?/topic/85971-h1b-visa-renewal-tijuana-mexico/?hl=tijuana I stayed at hotel Hecienda Del Rio. It is a decent hotel. Good thing about the hotel is it is only 5 mins walkable distance from ASC consulate. They also provide shuttle to the US consulate and airport. Had good wifi connection in the room. I could work remotely as well as stream videos online. It did get drop few times still it wasn't that bad. There is one Indian restaurant Tandoor just across the hotel opposite Volkswagen showroom. There is also a Subway on the other side and there are many other restaurants and small grocery stores nearby. I didn't have that much wait time for I-94 as mentioned in the previous post. Overall it was a very good experience. My suggestion: Specially for the contractors. Please make sure you submit your DS-160 properly and go through it and all the documents before you go for the interview and be prepared for any question they may ask regarding your profile. Always have smile on face and be confident. Go with the attitude they also need you as much as you need them. Good luck! Cheers
  3. Greetings! I have scheduled an appointment for H1B VISA stamping in Tijuana Nov 1st week. I will be going to Tijuana on 30th Morning from San Diego. I have booked the hotel Hacienda Del Rio from Oct30-Nov4. If you are planning to go during the same time, let me know and we can go together and share the room.
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    H1 Extension start date issue

    My attorney sent an email on Aug26 to USCIS to correct the extension start date and also requested to approve extension for 3 years instead of 2 and submitted all necessary documents. Today my attorney received an email from USCIS that they have corrected the extension start date to 9/20/15 and also approved the extension for 3 years. I am really pleased with this outcome.
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    H1 Extension start date issue

    My I-797 is expiring on 9/19/15 Thank you! I sent the details to my HR to follow up with Attorney.
  6. Hello, My H1 extension is approved for 2 years but there is an issue in the extension start date. My current visa is expiring on 9/19/15. But the extension is starting from 10/1/15. In the application, the start date mentioned was 9/20/15. So its an error from USCIS. My concern is, I will be out of status for 11 days in current scenario. What do I need to do to fix this issue? Please let me know. Thank you!
  7. I upgraded the application to premium processing as I need to travel outside US in some time. USCIS received the application on 8/11/15 and got approval for 2 years on 8/25/15. Thank you all for your advise. Hopefully you will get the approval soon. Cheers!
  8. Please update when you get your approval. Thank you!
  9. More than 4 months is too long. My application is in California office. to which office your application is?
  10. That option is always there. The consulate is not in my city. And I just want to get the stamping done before I go so I can enjoy vacation fully without thinking about the stamping.
  11. Hello, I changed a client on 23Mar15(181 days from expiration) and my current H1B Visa is expiring on 19Sep15. My employer had applied for H1B Extension and Amendment in the same application. USCIS received the extension/amendment application on 4May15 and notice date is 8May15. Its been almost 3 months but the application is still pending and no updates from USCIS. Can you please let me know how much is the regular processing time for H1B extension? I read in the forum that Premium processing was suspended for H1 extension for some time. Can I upgrade it to PP now? Also my employer told me that I can't book the VISA stamping until my extension is approved. I am planning to visit India in few months and thinking to do stamping in Canada/Mexico so want to make sure extension is approved in timely manner so I can book the visa stamping date and plan a trip to India. Expert, please advise.
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    USCIS Site Inspection

    Thank you Rahul for the response. I have been told by my employer immigration officer that it is advisable not to change client until USCIS verification is completed if the project is not ending. They might feel that something was fishy that's why I changed the project. If the project is ending then there is no other choice. But in this scenario, the project is still going on atleast for another year so I should not change it. I am little confused now and not sure if I should change it or not.
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    USCIS Site Inspection

    Hi All, I had site inspection from USCIS at client location on 13Nov14. First he aksed Driver's license and noted down the info and asked me below questions. What is your Title/ work Responsibility / annual salary / Minimum Hours I work per week / highest level of Education and when did I finish Masters / Any other Degree / Who supervises my work and his contact number / Then he asked me about the contract between employer and client / took my latest 2 Pay Stubs and in the end he came at my desk to see the physical work location and then left. Now my question is its been already 3 months since this site visit and my employer hasn't heard anything from them. How long usually they take for USCIS to verify? The contract at current client is extended till Feb2016 but I am looking to change the client for better opportunities. My current VISA is valid till Sep2015. Is it advisable to change the client at this time with amendment or should I wait until my employer hear back from USCIS? Please advise. I would appreciate your response on this matter. Thank you, NP
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    USCIS Site Inspection

    Hi All, I had site inspection from USCIS at client location on 13Nov14. First he aksed Driver's license and noted down the info and asked me below questions. What is your Title/ work Responsibility / annual salary / Minimum Hours I work per week / highest level of Education and when did I finish Masters / Any other Degree / Who supervises my work and his contact number / Then he asked me about the contract between employer and client / took my latest 2 Pay Stubs and in the end he came at my desk to see the physical work location and then left. Now my question is its been already 3 months since this site visit and my employer hasn't heard anything from them. How long usually they take for them to verify? The contract at current client is extended till Feb2016 but I am looking to change the client for better opportunities. My current VISA is valid till Sep2015. Is it advisable to change the client at this time with amendment or should I wait until my employer hear back from them? Please advise. I would appreciate your response on this matter. Thank you, NP
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