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  1. Provence

    Visitor visa documents needed at "Port of Entry"

    Another post by the OP
  2. Provence

    H1B Amendment in premium processing

    Did you check with company lawyers? They should answer your queries because that's their exclusive domain.
  3. Assuming your USC sister would petition them and not you, she could start the process anytime. She could have initiated last September. However, in your other post you mentioned a round-trip ticket during their US visit. They need to leave the US once their visit is over, and await Counselor Processing in India. Entering the US with pre-conceived intent to adjust status is visa fraud!
  4. Decide whether you want to work or study. Ambivalence about an H1b or F1, aka visa shopping, just to stay or get to the US is frowned upon. The employer with the NOIR appears to be a body shop. Are all 14 who were petitioned desis?
  5. Provence

    Pregnant wife visit to USA

    As Canadian permanent residents, you have access to excellent taxpayer-funded Canadian health care. Look into giving birth in Canada.
  6. Does your company have a Legal department? Lawyers respond to RFEs on behalf of the employers they represent, not employees.
  7. Something to be advised and handled by company attorney, not you.
  8. You could seek a professional consultation as suggested above, though you answered your own question about why you're looking to switch.. "because I am aging out in May and this might interfere with my undergraduate studies . I also wanted to pursue further studies (graduate program).". Sometimes, the simple truth suffices.
  9. Provence

    Part time work when on H1-B

    You need to stop teaching immediately, and inform the students/parents that you're not authorized to teach. The US issued you an H1b visa to work one particular job and you must adhere to the conditions thereof. You should also report payments already received to the IRS.
  10. Provence

    H1b CAP 2019 RFE

    It appears that both you and your Employer are guilty of fraudulent practices. The employer advised you to perform an illegal act, and by your own admission, you knowingly provided invalid documentation to USCIS. If indeed USCIS finds evidence of fraud, all fair minded folks would hope they do the right thing and revoke your H1b.
  11. Provence

    GC for parents

    They can be petitioned anytime if/once OP is a USC. But they should go through Consular Processing and interview in India. They could seek to temporarily visit the US for short durations and then return to India to interview.
  12. Provence

    Health insurance for green card parents in Georgia

    OP needs to clearly state upfront his/her parents are not current green card holders but looking to become one down the road. The parents are permanent residents of India and at current possess a US b1/b2 visa. OP- please be upfront with facts.
  13. No one can foresee the odds of visa approval. Quality of the school, evidence of non-immigrant intent, access to liquid funds are among a set of factors looked at during F1 visa adjudication.
  14. Provence

    Parents GC Filed, can they travel??

    Technically, AP was applied for, but has not been approved. Applicants left the US before AP approval.
  15. Provence

    Consultancy ended my employment

    On the bench for a couple of weeks, or was you last day December 14? Either they find you a project, or you'd soon be out of status following which you are required to leave the US. Your current contract dictates if you're eligible for any severance were you to be let go.
  16. Admin Processing is open-ended, ie the length cannot be predicted. The embassy has to complete certain checks and verifications before an H1b visa could be issued. The partial government shutdown (DHS is affected) may have an indirect effect as well.
  17. Provence

    H1B Client changed

    Something your employer's Attorneys should have knowledge of..?
  18. With a revoked petition from Emp A and a denial with Emp B, you best bet would be to leave the US. Clearly Emp B's documentation was sub-par. You have 60 days from the December 6 revocation, which is coming up soon. Exit the US, and either try to obtain a new H1b from your home country, or work overseas.
  19. Sure, provided the applicant is otherwise eligible for an H4. How long has the F1 been under AP? Was the i-20 from a public or a for-profit school?
  20. Asylum is (and should be) pursued should there be a genuine threat to life. Harassment, while inappropriate, does not rise to the bar. On the face of it, this looks like an Indian court case and should be settled as such.
  21. Provence

    multiple H1B petitions in 2019

    Hey bandlamudi, I am free to write about any matter related to immigration (morality, technicalities, etc) as much as I can. Please don't pick on one party; I'm not the only one posting here, ok? When I see posts that border on immoral, unethical, illegal, fraudulent behavior, I call it, and nothing irrelevant about it.
  22. Provence

    multiple H1B petitions in 2019

    That's clogging USCIS with multiple petitions. Morally speaking, an applicant should file just one petition for a H1b job where no qualified USC/LPR applicant exists, and the applicant qualifies for on merit.
  23. Provence

    I-94 Want to go back to previous employer

    The old employer should have informed USCIS that you no longer work there and revoked the H1b petition. They need to revoke it, and subsequently re-petition, and re-pay, for the H1 for you to work there. That's assuming there are no qualified US workers for that position.
  24. Provence

    H1B - laid off

    All companies are American. They could be managed/staffed by desis, but they're American by virtue of their location. What would be your intended recreational purpose for B2 status? As noted above, if there is an open H1b position that you qualify for on merit, you're free to apply to within the stipulated time window. If not, usually the best bet is to return to a home country. I'm not aware of any conditions of this forum that prevents anyone from disclosing the name of something as public as the name of a university. If there is one, please enlighten us all. The name could be relevant within the F1 to H1b context.
  25. Provence

    Names mismatch in Passports

    Why the difference? And why wasn't this corrected when the differences were first noticed.