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  1. Hi, My employer gave the notice of termination for July 31st, 2018. My current H1B and I-94 expires on August 7th, 2018. My employer filed for my H1B extension in May which is pending for approval. My question is regarding the 60 days grace period. Is it valid in my case? I.e. can I stay in the USA till September end (60 days from July end) to look for a job? Or I have to leave on 7th Aug due to expiry of my current I-94? Will truly appreciate prompt reply.
  2. Hi, My employer gave the notice of termination for July 31st, 2018. My current H1B and I-94 expires on August 7th, 2018. My employer filed for my H1B extension in May which is pending for approval. My question is regarding the 60 days grace period. Is it valid in my case? I.e. can I stay in the USA till September end (60 days from July end) to look for a job? Or I have to leave on 7th Aug due to expiry of my current I-94? Will truly appreciate prompt reply.

  3. Hello, I am an H1B IT professional, with PhD in Physics from a reputed US university. My wife, physics PhD with post-doc from Cambridge, UK, has over 30 publications in her field, recently held professor position in an Indian University. She can get recommendation from the top people from her field. Given that I am earning good and we have a kid, she left her job and currently joined me on H4 in US. Her intention is to finally get a position in US in her field, but as of now she did not try for any job because on H4 she can't work. Hence we are researching what are the options for filing green card. My green card has not been filed yet. Can any one here shed some light if she herself can file EB1 in exceptional category? If yes, what documents she needs to gather? If no, why and what are her options? Thanks in advance.
  4. Hi, Thanks for your reply. Sorry to bother again, but have one more question: My amendment is not yet approved, but I put in the premium processing on last Monday. I will be traveling in 1st week of Feb, but in case it still does not get approved, can I still go ahead with the interview with the amendment receipt? Thanks
  5. Hello, I got my h1b amended recently. Now I am filing for visa interview. Will really appreciate the answers to the following questions: 1. Which petition number (is it the receipt #?) to use in the visa interview application - Original one or the amended one? 2. My wife filed for H4 with the original receipt # before I filed for the amendment, but did not go for the interview as attorney suggested later. So she had to postpone. Can she use the same application for she has to re-apply with the amended receipt #? 3. My wife originally selected the interview place as Delhi, but I am from Kolkata. Can she change the place for rescheduling the interview? Thanks.
  6. sourabh2013

    H1 documents for H4 application

    Can some one reply please? It's pretty urgent. Thanks.
  7. sourabh2013

    H1 documents for H4 application

    Hi, I was on F1 OPT and my H1 got approved 3 weeks ago. My employer (a desi consultancy) sent me only the scanned copy of the I-797c approval notice so far (it clearly writes there: this is not visa). I need to apply H4 for my wife (in India currently) soon. Since I have not got any hard copy yet, my questions are: 1. What exact documents I should get from the employer (e.g. LCA, I-94, I-129, I-797a/b/c??) 2. What documents I need to send my wife for her H4? 3. Do I need to hire an attorney for H4 filing? What kind of cost I should expect if I need to hire an attorney? Thanks.
  8. sourabh2013

    Need to apply for H4 and H1b ammendment

    It's not true that I changed the job because of the money. My contract with the previous company ended when H1 was under process.
  9. Hello, Issue 1. On 18th Oct my employer (a desi consultancy company in east coast) sent a scanned copy I-797c (looks like the combination of previous I-797b & c, did USCIS changed the format? Is it the final approval copy this year?) showing my H1b got approved for 3 years. But since then I have not got any documents (hard copy) from them. When I ask them they are telling me that it is with the attorney and they will send me as soon as they get from him. They are not even willing to give me the attorney's number... This behavior made me suspicious whether they are going to send me actual copy at all. Q1. Am I being too anxious too early or it does take some time (it's not even 2 weeks)? Normally how long does it take for the applicant to get the H1 documents? What are the documents I am expecting if or when they actually send me? Issue 2. When they applied for my H1b, I was working for a different client in different state (now it's different client in different state). Q2. Do I have to apply now for H1b amendment before I can go out for stamping? If yes, what is the process and how long does it take? Issue 3. My wife (in India currently) needs to apply for H4 so that she can come to US in December. Q3. Does she have to wait for my H1 amendment? If NOT, what are the documents she needs to apply for H4? Please note, as I said earlier, I have not got the actual documents yet. Related Question: In case they don't send me the documents, what are the other quickest ways (i.e. apply to USCIS, talk to an immigration attorney...) to get my documents and get the H4 application going? I will really appreciate if someone knowledgeable can answer my questions. I am short in time, need some good advice please. Thanks.
  10. Boss relax, many physics PhDs work for IT companies (I made a switch because I don't want to be in academics...), I am pretty sure I can write better code than many so called "IT professions" (client's continuous interest in me is a testimony to that fact) + physics does not mean you are working in Lab, actually many of us almost all the time busy in coding for simulation or solving difficult problems. Anyhow thanks for your info on the client letter.
  11. Hello, I have a PhD in physics (with programing background) from an US university and currently on OPT (STEM extension). I am working for a fortune-500 client as a PL/SQL developer through a consultancy company and vendor (basically, Client --> vendor --> my consultancy). My consultancy applied for my H1B this year (got selected in the lottery). But we could not furnish the client letter with our original application. We only had the letter from the vendor stating about the project, client name and my employer etc. There is an RFE currently regarding the client letter. I was finally able to get the client letter where they mentioned the work-place, the vendor name (not my consultancy), project beginning date and open-ended end date (ongoing project) and a short descripton of my project. But my employer is now saying that they need the client to mention their name in the letter. Now I don't think the client is going to give me that because the client has no agreement with my consultancy (it's only with the vendor, who has the contract with my consultancy). So legally, they only know the vendor which they mentioned in the letter. More over the vendor letter clearly mentions client name, my employer's name, it's legal responsibilities and the details about the contract. In that context my question is: whether it is justified (or necessary) for my employer to ask for the client letter to have their name on? Is the client + vendor letter not sufficient? Will appreciate if anyone knowledgable can answer my question ASAP. Thanks.
  12. Hello, I have a PhD in physics (with programing background) from an US university and currently on OPT (STEM extension). I am working for a fortune-500 client as a PL/SQL developer through a consultancy company and vendor (basically, Client --> vendor --> my consultancy). My consultancy applied for my H1B this year (got selected in the lottery). But we could not furnish the client letter with our original application. We only had the letter from the vendor stating about the project, client name and my employer etc. There is an RFE currently regarding the client letter. I was finally able to get the client letter where they mentioned the work-place, the vendor name (not my consultancy), project beginning date and open-ended end date (ongoing project) and a short descripton of my project. But my employer is now saying that they need the client to mention their name in the letter. Now I don't think the client is going to give me that because the client has no agreement with my consultancy (it's only with the vendor, who has the contract with my consultancy). So legally, they only know the vendor which they mentioned in the letter. More over the vendor letter clearly mentions client name, my employer's name, it's legal responsibilities and the details about the contract. In that context my question is: whether it is justified (or necessary) for my employer to ask for the client letter to have their name on? Is the client + vendor letter not sufficient? Will appreciate if anyone knowledgable can answer my question ASAP. Thanks.
  13. Hello, I have a PhD in physics (with programing background) from an US university and currently on OPT (STEM extension). I am working for a fortune-500 client as a PL/SQL developer through a consultancy company and vendor (basically, Client --> vendor --> my consultancy). My consultancy applied for my H1B this year (got selected in the lottery). But we could not furnish the client letter with our original application. We only had the letter from the vendor stating about the project, client name and my employer etc. There is an RFE currently regarding the client letter. I was finally able to get the client letter where they mentioned the work-place, the vendor name (not my consultancy), project beginning date and open-ended end date (ongoing project) and a short descripton of my project. But my employer is now saying that they need the client to mention their name in the letter. Now I don't think the client is going to give me that because the client has no agreement with my consultancy (it's only with the vendor, who has the contract with my consultancy). So legally, they only know the vendor which they mentioned in the letter. More over the vendor letter clearly mentions client name, my employer's name, it's legal responsibilities and the details about the contract. In that context my question is: whether it is justified (or necessary) for my employer to ask for the client letter to have their name on? Is the client + vendor letter not sufficient? Will appreciate if anyone knowledgable can answer my question ASAP. Thanks.
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