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  1. Thanks for your response adshah84!
  2. Hello all, 1. I was originally on an H-1B visa, which started in October 2016 and was valid until August 2019. I have this visa stamped in my passport. 2. I switched from H-1B to H-4 last year along with H-4 EAD. 3. I'm planning to do a COS from H-4 to H-1B next month (June 2019) and then travel to India in July 2019. Based on the above, here are my questions: 1. Is my previous H-1B visa stamp (expiring in August 2019) still valid for me to enter the US with a new H-1B I-797 in July 2019? 2. If I do decide to get the latest visa (new H-1B which will be a COS from H-4) stamped in my passport, would I be eligible for the Interview Waiver Program (Dropbox) since the previous visa stamped in my passport is an H-1B visa?
  3. Situation: 1. Was on H-1B and layoffs happened - now in 60 day grace period. 2. Spouse has H-1B with approved I-140, so eligible for H-4 & H-4 EAD. 3. Was on H-1B from Oct 2016 to now. Before that was on H-4 + H-4 EAD (tied to spouse’s company A). Since then spouse has moved on to employer B on H-1B. This H-4 EAD is valid until Dec 2018, however I’m guessing the H-4 is not since I changed status to H-1B in 2016. Questions: 1. Can I work on previous H-4 EAD anytime from now until Dec 2018 and in the meantime apply for COS from H-1B to H-4 + H-4 EAD? 2. I’m in the 60-day grace period for H-1B, does this time after last day of employment cut into my 6-year duration of H-1B? 3. If COS to H-4 + H-4 EAD is applied and in the meantime, I find an employer willing to file cap-exempt H-1B - do I have to wait for H-4 COS to complete before filing H-1B, or can I ask the employer to file for H-1B and revoke H-4?
  4. Situation: 1. Was on H-1B and layoffs happened - now in 60 day grace period. 2. Spouse has H-1B with approved I-140, so eligible for H-4 & H-4 EAD. 3. Was on H-1B from Oct 2016 to now. Before that was on H-4 + H-4 EAD (tied to spouse’s company A). Since then spouse has moved on to employer B on H-1B. This H-4 EAD is valid until Dec 2018, however I’m guessing the H-4 is not since I changed status to H-1B in 2016. Questions: 1. Can I work on previous H-4 EAD anytime from now until Dec 2018 and in the meantime apply for COS from H-1B to H-4 + H-4 EAD? 2. I’m in the 60-day grace period for H-1B, does this time after last day of employment cut into my 6-year duration of H-1B? 3. If COS to H-4 + H-4 EAD is applied and in the meantime, I find an employer willing to file cap-exempt H-1B - do I have to wait for H-4 COS to complete before filing H-1B, or can I ask the employer to file for H-1B and revoke H-4?
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    RFE on H1 for CPT

    So this 'friend' of your's is working on CPT since last September with the whole 'employer' and 'client' model, plus different cities, etc.? Wow! Haven't you guys been reading anything on this forum? Sounds like abuse of CPT. Not sure how else to put it other than how JoeF put it.
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    Issue with my Employer

    Unfortunately, due to cases like these (the so called Indian body shops) getting picked in the H-1B lottery and then not able find 'projects', a lot of deserving individuals get penalized. For some reason, people on H-1B think that they can act like independent contractors, but in reality you have to be employed FULL-TIME by an employer, irrespective of whether that employer can find you 'projects' or not! Now suddenly when the OP was able to find a 'project', the violation of the H-1B employment laws has become a 'big problem'. There are ways to get over this by sending a complaint to the DOL, etc., but it is because of employers like this that the H-1B visa will continue to be abused. I hope DOL/USCIS find ways to reject these kind of employers out-right in the future!
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    H1b filing with 2 employers

    Well I do not agree with you there. Please see information from immigration attorneys in this link: http://www.****.com/***************.html
  8. Buckeye_OH

    H1b filing with 2 employers

    Sorry JoeF, I still do not understand your claim that filing multiple H-1B applications does not increase an applicant's chances. The link that simk has pasted clearly states that - The USCIS regulation also does nothing to prevent an employee from requesting multiple employers to file petitions on behalf of the employee. - So if an employee can get more than 1 UNRELATED employer to file a H-1B petition for them, how is that not increasing their chances of being picked up in the lottery?
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    H1b filing with 2 employers

    Multiple H-1B applications, as long as they are not fraudulent (i.e., none of this 'in-house' project business), do offer you advantages. For example, if you get an offer from Oracle and Cisco and both agree to file your H-1B, isn't that doubling your OWN chances of getting selected in the lottery? If both get selected and approved, you will have the option to pick which one to work for.
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    Cap-Gap Extension on F-1 status

    Thanks for your response jairichi. I appreciate it.
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    Cap-Gap Extension on F-1 status

    Anybody?
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    Cap-Gap Extension on F-1 status

    I had a question about the cap-gap extension. Based on the cap-gap extension information I have read online as well as checked with my DSO, I have received different answers. So I am currently on an F-1 visa and have used up all my OPT last year. An employer is filing my H-1B this year and my current program end date on the I-20 is June, 2014. In case my H-1 application gets picked up in the lottery, will the cap-gap extension apply to my case and extend my F-1 status from June to Sep? Do you have to be on OPT for the cap-gap to take effect? Thanks in advance for the responses.
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