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About immijam

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  1. I have the same situation but with H1 (I have a 3 yr recent visa stamped too). I think I am going to use the AP/EAD in which case the H1 status is lost. The reason I am going to take that route as because of the flexibility AP/EAD offers rather than being trapped in L1/H1 status especially given current times (audits/site visits/etc), plus AP is specifically issued for that purpose. i.e. to travel while AOS is pending and not abandoned. So why not use the more flexible /convenient feature. Ps: Only if you feel you have a good possibility of I-485 denial you should consider preserving the L1 just so you don't have to immediately depart.
  2. immijam

    Is Stamping Required: Valid visa but new I-797?

    not at all required as long as he is still eligible for H4
  3. immijam

    Change I797 before Visa interview

    you will create unnecessary trouble for you there (delays). Your DS form needs to specify all details about petitioner which is submitted to the VC. They review your case (prep), just prior to your interview... changing your petition at the time of interview will require you to book your dates again
  4. immijam

    Same time for different H1's:Mumbai consulate

    Not same counter at the same time. It could be different counters at the same/different times or same counter different times. H1s are not related and would be interviewed separately...you may be asked about each other though Changing date and time is unnecessary
  5. immijam

    Suggestion needed AP or H1?

    Thanks for your suggestion. I was told that this was a good option a few years before, specifically before mid-2017. My AOS is FB and not EB so risk is lower of a denial. In current times there are a lot of unforeseen issues that can stem from being on H1 status. It's become more of a hassle each time anything changes plus have to be restricted to one employer.
  6. immijam

    Suggestion needed AP or H1?

    Thank you so much! I think you made perfect sense there. Apart from being stuck there are also potential headaches such as amendments, etc.
  7. Guys I really need your suggestions I have both H1 as well as a marriage based (AOS), AP/EAD. I am going to travel soon. 1. Is it better to use AP than H1 for re-entry? I know both are possible, but I just need to figure what I actually should be using. 2. Even if I enter on AP, can I continue to use H1 for employment? or does that automatically change to EAD?
  8. immijam

    Mumbai Visa Stamping office

    for stamping they use the one in BKC, and you are right - they do make you "stand outside in heat" + DUST, it's just how its is outside - if you have allergies can try stamping in Canada
  9. 1. Use correct (current) address 2. Get an employer letter stating just what you said..."moved to a new location within the same MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area), from Plano, TX to Richardson, TX which is around 15 miles...this does not require any amendment as the same LCA is valid within the MSA" - additionally carry a print out of the CIS guidance over this...
  10. immijam

    221g on H1b. Travel back on valid F1 stamping?

    1. Can I travel back to US on my valid F1b stamp and OPT, as I have EAD card valid upto May 08, 2019 and a non-expired F1b stamp on passport? Once you go for stamping, generally your prior visa are "cancelled without prejudice", intent if F1 is to be a student /training, but by applying for H1 you established that you want to work and not study. You could get lucky, but can also be flagged for fraud /misuse of F1 visa just to re-enter. 2. Should I get H4 on my husband's H1b and then travel back to US ? Safest option in my opinion, but you will be asked about pending 221g and if you are no longer interested in getting the H1 visa. What is your answer going to be?
  11. immijam

    Travel during AOS I-485 pending?

    I have both H1 visa stamp, status and job. I additionally have AP.
  12. I have a marriage based AOS pending. I have not traveled outside the US yet since filing AOS. My case is ready for interview, but not scheduled. Does travel outside the us affect processing times? Meaning, will travel delay the interview date due to any additional kind of verification?
  13. once you are unlawful / or out of status - you have to exit and re-enter in correct / new classification - your visa foil is auto-void the day you went OOS
  14. for the same end client would land you in trouble
  15. I would highly recommend to get the right employer instead. Will save you tons of grief believe me. Ps: ...relying on forums cos your employer gets it wrong, esp such imp stuff. I mean think about it!