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Everything posted by neeta9

  1. Can I travel to Canada on work for 3 days and come back to USA while my H4 and H4 EAD extensions are pending with USCIS. I got the receipt notice on 1/10/17. My business trip is in Febrauary and my current h4 and h4 EAD are valid till 4/20/17. Will my pending h4 and h4 ead applicationsl become invalid once I leave US and re-enter within 3 days on work purposes? Can I travel out of US for 3 days when my h4 ead renewal in under processing? My spouse's h1b extension was applied under premium process and he received the approval in 10 working days but I had to wait for his approval before sending my paper work to USCIS. Any way I can expedite my case since we already paid a premium for his h1b extension?
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    h4 and h4 ead pending approval

    My h4 renewal is still in process and current date for processing I-539s is aug 2016 so that's another 4 months since I got my receipt on Jan 10th. But my h4 EAD is also under renewal and I filed it along with my h4 same receipt date of Jan 10th. Current processing time for h4 EAD is 3 months only. Is there a chance they could both my renewals in 3 months since they know my current h4 EAD will expire by end of April? or will they wait 6 months to process my h4 first inspite of knowing my EAD will expire. Any way I could expedite request or do premium?
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    H4 EAD near expiry

    Employer asking for new EAD card and New I-9 form since current h4 EAD is expiring in 1 month. Got receipt notices for h4 extension and h4 EAD extension on Jan 10th. When am I likely to get an answer for the cases? Is automatic extension of h4 EAD allowed for 180 days? If not can I go on suspension or leave of absence with loss of pay till I get my work permit? is it better to go to home country and get an h4 visa stamping and then come back and apply for EAD again?
  4. My mom Entered US on B-2 on 8/30/16. Her i-94 valid till 2/27/17. Her multiple entry visa valid till April 2019. Applied for her B-2 visa extension for another 6 months and got receipt notice on 2/1/17. But she had to leave US and went back to India on 2/15/17 since her mom passed away suddenly. 1. Is it better for her to come back before her current I-94 expires on 2/27 since her extension decision is still pending or will she have issued at POE since she might have only a day left on her I-94 when she tries to re-enter US. 2. Is it better for her to stay out of US for 2 weeks or 4 weeks and then come back to US? Will her decision of extension still be valid when she stays out of US for 1 month after her I-94 expires even though she left due to sudden death in the family? 3. She wants to get an extension for 6 months. She is in India now. Which of the above 2 options has a better chance of her coming back for 6 more months. Please advice.
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    B2 Visa Extension - emergency travel

    Can I withdraw her extension since it has been less than a month we applied so that she does not get the denial letter. Also next time when she comes it will not be an issue at Poe since they will not have a record of her extension? Hi Joe, thanks for your reply. Uscis provides forms for extension at a cost. After applying for extension with intention of visiting places in 1 trip and paying fees the visitor had to leave US due to an emergency. Thanks for explaining the terms when a visitor leaves US. She never applied for extension before nor every stayed longer than 6 months in the US so there is no question of desparateness. It is very unclear as to what happens in such emergency situations. Thank you.
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    B2 Visa Extension - emergency travel

    thanks for reply. Now that her decision for b2 extension is still pending but she went back to India, will the extension still be processed and she might get an approval or denial? If it takes about 90 days to an answer to that can she travel back with approval letter so that it makes a stronger case for her to come back? does uscis keep track of b2 visitors when they leave the country? please help.
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    B2 Visa Extension - emergency travel

    She left before the decision for b2 extension was made since it was an emergency (death in the family). It is not ok to come back before her current I-94 expires? Is the petition for extension still valid when she comes back before her current I-94 expires? What are the risks? what are the chances of getting another 6 months of she stays back in India for a month or 2 and then return?
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    h4 and h4 ead pending approval

    I also filed my h4 EAD renewal. What happens to that when I exit and re-enter US for 2 days?
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    H1-h4-h4ead renewal

    1. What is expected processing time for h4 EAD renewal? 2. If h4 and h4 EAD renewal applications are sent in the same packet, how long will it take to get both renewals? 3. Spouse's h1 is valid till 20 April 2017. Should we file for premium or regular h1 renewal so I have sufficient time to get approvals for h4 and h4 EAD before 20 April 2017 so Can continue to work on h4 EAD. We Will be sending h1 renewal packet next week. Please advice.
  10. Going to file for h4 and h4 ead extension soon. 1. Is it possible to travel to Canada on work for a week and come back to US while h4 extension and h4 ead extension are pending? 2. Does it make sense to go for h4 visa stamping in Canada and come back to US and file for h4 ead extension?
  11. H1 is due for renewal and will expire in April 2017. If H4 is renewed after the approval of H1 and then will I have enough time to apply for H4 ead renewal (also expires in April 2017)? can we apply for h1, H4 and H4 ead renewal all at the same time? How long will it take? what is the best way to apply for the renewals to get H4 ead renewed before April 2017? can I work while H4 ead renewal is pending?
  12. I'm on h4 EAD working in the US. I need to visit Canada for a week on business trip. So I would need a visitor visa (same as business visa). I need to apply at NY Consulate of Canada and processing time says 52 days on their website. I want to know if I can go to India and apply from Hyderabad Consulate. In that case what is processing time and I can come back to US if it takes lesser than 52 days. Please advice.
  13. If one is on an h4 EAD and working full time in the U.S., can that person travel to Canada Office for business meetings if required. The meetings could be for 1-5 days at the most and there could be 3-4 meetings in an year. They are head quartered in the US so the meetings could be in U.S too but I just want to know if its ok to visit Canada on EAD with a valid Canadian visitor visa (same as Business visa for Indian Citizens). There will be NO pay in Canadian Dollars for the visit. Company will make the travel arrangements to go to Canada. Please advice.
  14. Did you get your visitor visa? How long did it take? Please update. If it's taking 52 days for visitor visa it makes no sense. Can we go to India and apply for Canadian visitor visa from Hyderabad Consulate in India? Do you know how long it would take from India? I live and work in the US on a h1 visa.
  15. I got my h4 EAD approved and got a job also. But they asked me to come to CaNada for 5 days initially for orientation and then I can come back and work from US office itself. Do I need to take a tourist visa or business visa to stay in CaNada on work purposes for about 5 days? Or can I go just with my Indian passport and EAD card to Canada and come back to US?
  16. I got my h4 EAD approved and got a job also. But they asked me to come to CaNada for 5 days initially for orientation and then I can come back and work from US office itself. Do I need to take a tourist visa or business visa to stay in CaNada on work purposes for about 5 days? Or can I go just with my Indian passport and EAD card to Canada and come back to US?
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    H4 EAD applied

    I applied for h4 EAD since my spouse has approved I-140 since 5 years. I filled up the EAD form on my own and sent all the supporting documents mentioned (spouse's I-140, I-797, passport, Employment verification letter, I-94) and also my passport, I-94, marriage certificate, 2 photos and form I-765. USCIS says my case was received on 29th May and sent me a receipt notice. 1. Since I filed it on my own and not attorney is that a disadvantage? Did I miss any documents from the above list? I'm concerned because some people already got their EADs. 2. I was on h1 till march 2014 and got h4 stamping in India and re-entered US in April 2014. So my visa says h4, but no h4 797 document from USCIS. Does that effect in getting my h4 EAD? 3. My I-94 had incorrect VALID until date so I spoke to the POE authorities and got it corrected and then only applies for h4 EAD. But when I went for my license renewal 2 days ago, she said USCIS is asking for additional info. I need to wait 6-8 weeks to get a letter from USCIS and then go back to renew my license. My visa, my spouses 797 both have admit until date as 20 April 2017 but my I-94 admit until date was corrected to 21 April 2017. Earlier it was 20 April 2014 which was a mistake on their side. Could that be an issue? 4. Border protection systems are not in sync with USCIS? Just to renew my license is taking so long with no mistake of mine. License officer says they are not able to verify my info. I'm totally clueless. Please help.
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    No receipt number for h4 ead

    I sent my h4 ead application packet to the lewisville Texas address via express mail and USPS sent me a delivery confirmation email. However USCIS did not send me any receipt no. Till date. USPS delivered my packet on 29th May. Please help
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    h4 797

    I got h4 stamping in India so I do not have an h4 i-797. If I had applied for h4 in the US I would have got an h4 i-797. Just because I do not have an h4 797 copy they are not renewing my license even though I have my spouse's h1 i-797 and my h4 visa stamping valid. Isn't this crazy? Please help.
  20. I'm moved from h1 to h4 in April 2014. I had applied for h4 in India and got my visa stamped in April 2014 in India and travelled back to US on 12th April 2014. I used my spouse's new i-797 (h1b) extension when I went for visa stamping and it is valid till April 2017. On arrival into the US, at POE the officer had written April 2017 as Admit Until date on my visa (in the passport). But now when I pulled up my I-94 online it shows the Admit Until date as 20 April 2014 and last entered date as 12 April 2014. Last week I had get my license renewed but they could not because my i-94 as wrong Admit Until date as 20 April 2014. I contacted my local CBP office (Border Protection) and she said since my husband did not travel with me his i-94 has not been extended, so my i-94 dates will reflect his dates. I told her that I did not have this issue before since i-94's used to be paper copies 2 year ago and hand written. She said may be my husband needs to leave the country and come back and then my i-94 can be updated. This is crazy and ridiculous. Please let me know how such silly issues can be handled by USCIS.
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    H1-H4 EAD

    I moved from h1 to h4 by getting an h4 visa stamping valid till April 2017. and entered US showing my h4 visa stamp at POE. If I move to h1 now (have valid I-797) then can I go to Canada or India in 1 day and re-enter US using old H4 visa stamp (shortcut to COS from h1 to h4) and apply for H4 EAD on 26th may? I just want to know if it's a good idea to move to h1 for 3 months and then apply for h4 EAD just by going to Canada and re-entering using h4 visa stamping at POE.
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    H1-H4 EAD

    But it is ok if I leave country on h1 and re-enter on old h4 visa with out going for visa stamping again?
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    H1B tranfer

    I was on h1b status with company A till April 2014. But I was out of country from Jan 2014 till April 2014 and got an h4 stamping in India and entered USA with h4 visa. Since I entered showing h4 stamping I'm assuming that my status changed from h1 to h4 automatically. Before that I left US I was on h1b. Now my current h1b 797 document is valid till MAY 2015 and I plan to get back to work before I lose my h1b validity date ie May 2015. Do I need to submit old pay stubs to join a new company? What do I need to tell the new employer - change of status from h4 to h1 needs to be applied for or is it just a h1b transfer since I already have a valid h1b 797? Also when they apply for my h1b transfer or COS h4 to h1, can they apply for recapture time since I was out of US for a few months and also when I got back I entered on h4 so can I count that time I was on h4 towards h1 recapture time? Thank you, Neeta
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    visa date at POE

    I have h4 stamping till 20th april. I just got my spouse's new 797 approval notice for another 3 yrs. I'm travelling from India to USA next week and would like to know if the visa officer will stamp my i-94 with 20th april 14 (current visa stamp on my passport) or new h1b 797 dates (spouse's) with 3 yrs extension? Also do I need to apply for h4 extension once I'm back or if Visa Officer gives me 3 yrs extension on i-94 will that suffice? thanks