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  1. Hi, My marriage is being planned and the girl is going to come in H4 dependent. The marriage is 6 months from now. Can i fill the DS160 now and book the visa appointment? Also is there a maximum allowed time between paying the MRV fee and booking the appointment? Inputs are much appreciated. Thanks
  2. Hi, I recently remembered that i forgot to report an employment i held for about 3 months. I have booked my visa appoinmtnet for H1b Stamping. Some more details: I worked for 3 months as a computer programmer with a company. It was unpaid and i was on OPT. While in this job, i got a full time offer. This place is still my current employer, they filed for my H1b and it was approved. I forgot to report this 3 month employment in Ds 160. I am going to India for stamping. Will this be a problem? Why I am concerned is before the H1b got approved, i had to file for OPT STEM 24 month extension. During this time, I had to report the 3 month position. It appeared on STEM Extension I20. Please help. Thanks
  3. Hi, I am trying to fill out a DS160 for the purpose of stamping. My situation is as follows: when my employer filed the petition, my salary was 60k. It went into RFE twice and took more than 9 months to get resolved. In the meantime, during annual appraisals, i received a promotion and my salary increased to 80k. The copy of my petition contains 60k as my salary. This is an in line promotion: SDE 1 to SDE 2. What should i fill in for monthly income when filling out DS160? Thanks.
  4. @Centepede you give the most reassuring answers! Thanks for the guidance.
  5. @sathi1985 thanks for the response. i will coordinate with my employer.
  6. Hi, My H1B petition was recently approved. My home consulate would be Chennai but it says a wait time of 50 calendar days. Can i schedule an appointment at a different Consulate depending on availability? If so how do i do it? Help is much appreciated. Thanks
  7. Gru79

    How long after H1B approval?

    Thank you @Centepede. @mehopeful: This is a normal full time employment position. This is a first time application and my STEM OPT is valid till June 2019. It has been a week i have not received any updates yet. Thanks
  8. Hi, My case was recently approved on May 29th, 2018. My attonrye has received the email approval. Does any one know how long it takes for the hard copy to arrive? I really need to travel to my home country and this is taking so much time. Thanks,
  9. Hi, My office is in New York. Our work is such that it can be performed from anywhere across the US or even the world. The only requirements are to have a company issues laptop and an internet connection. Given this, can i occasionally work from home? Like going to office 3 days and working from home 2 days a week. Thanks
  10. Hi, On May 30th, USCIS approved my petition (filed in April 2017). The USCIS website says "We approved your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC1714952924, and emailed you an approval notice. Please follow any instructions on the approval notice.". I have to travel urgently and hence asked advice from my attorney. He says there will be instructions to be followed in the approval notice mailed by USCIS. How long does it take to receive this mail? Thanks
  11. Hi, My petition was filed April 2017. After two RFEs, i got my approval this week after upgrading to premium. Below are some questions i have as a follow up: 1) The main intent behind the upgrade to premium was there is some travel coming up. What would be your advice on travel? 2) If the start date in 1) is immediate, I understand I might have to get stamping on the visa before re-entering the US. If appointments are not available suitably in my home city, are you aware of any alternatives to get the stamping? 3) While the RFE was processing, I got promoted. The new position involves pretty much the same responsibilities and same tools for work except salary. Does anything need to be done to reflect the change?
  12. My employer filed my H1B petition April 2017. I got the first RFE in August 2017 for which response was submitted in November 2017. A second RFE was received in January 2018 for which the response was submitted on April 2018. In this case, if the H1B petition is approved, what is my likely start date? Thanks
  13. Hi, Is there a link where USCIS refers for two different places belonging to which MSAs? For example, if I am moved from NYC to Philadelphia, will that trigger a requirement for an MSA? Thanks,
  14. Hi hindi_eng, Thanks for the direction. I will do accordingly. Thanks
  15. Hi, I have been filling out the DS160 for my parents and sister for a visitor B2 visa. I have a couple of questions: 1) I didn't know about the family option and filled out separate DS160s for my mother, father and sister. These have not been submitted but saved in the database. Should i go ahead and use the family option or should i go ahead with the individual DS160s? If so , can i still book a group visa appointment? 2) In the Travel Companion section, for example filling out for my mother, I have listed my father as a travel companion. Is it advisable to list my sister also as a travel companion? They ultimately intend to travel together. Thanks,