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Disturbia

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  1. Hello Currently I'm in US employed FT and have not traveled outside US for 6 years now and am thinking to travel to Hyderabad , India this July 2019 with wife and kid. I have an expired visa stamp and my existing H1B I-797 petition is valid till June 2020. 1) If I file the H1B extension in Jan 2020 via Premium and get the new approved petition for Jun 2020 - Jun 2023, can I travel to India for visa stamping before June 2020? Can I book visa interview for petition that starts in future? And if I do get visa stamp assuming (no admin processing ) will I get a visa stamp for June 2020-23? 2)Is it ok to travel this July 2019 and get visa stamped for 11 months Or going for stamping next year better to get the 3 year stamp? 3) If I go this July 2019 when will I be eligible for dropbox? 4) I don't understand the grounds for admin processing for Full time job , I'm not sure how long it takes (hopefully less than 60 days)... Do people usually book 1 way tickets to India while going for visa interview????? I've been avoiding travel to India due to fear of admin processing in Hyderabad (having got stuck before) and with no GC-EAD in sight I really want to travel. Please advise, suggestions welcome!
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    Urgent: Better option to go for visa stamping

    Thanks care_Candidate, some more responses to fill in here: 1) For next year 2020 I plan to visit India in first half of the year, thats why Premium Processing., 3) Dropbox I was asking if I go this year and have visa stamped till 2020. 4) Nothing about denial/delay in my company , its just seems with all paperwork and correct answers there's still no guarantee of visa stamp without admin processing in Hyderabad, not sure if this still holds true? Or should I opt for Canada? My primary question is if I go for visa stamping say March 2020 with new approved petition valid June 2020-2023, will the visa stamp start date commence from March 2020-23 itself or will it give June 2020-23 validity?
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    Canada for H1B visa stamping

    My current H1B petition will expire in June 2020 and after I file for an extension , say January 2020 via Premium Processing, when will the start date of the new I797 & I-94 be? I currently have FT job, in a company of 10k employees; This would be my first H1B visa stamp with my current company as FT employee My previous H1B visa stamping I had got 221g as EVC model in Hyderabad which got approved after 4months. I am looking at visa stamping options in either Canada or Hyderabad,India and I'm trying to guage which option is better? Is 221g common in Canada as well?
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    Urgent: Better option to go for visa stamping

    Can anyone please respond to my queries ?
  5. Thanks for your response. I meant my child has Passport Card as well so just confirming if the Card is sufficient instead of carrying Passport
  6. Hello My H1B visa stamp expired in 2013 and I have I797 with attached i-94 valid till 2020, same goes for my wife on H4. I came across AVR , so can I travel to Canada and re-enter US with just my valid I-797 attached with I-94? This sentence on the DOS confused me: Nonimmigrants with a valid (unexpired) admission stamp or paper Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, endorsed by DHS. It mentions unexpired stamp...I'm not sure if this applies to me and my wife with expired H1B and H4 visa stamps???? WHat documents do I need to carry to re-enter back in US by air /land? I'm not sure if airlines would allow us to board without valid visa stamp??? Also does my child (US citizen) need to carry US passport to enter Canada?
  7. I'm in US on H1B FT job with approved I-140 and priority date of EB2 2012.I am clueless as to when I'll be able to get EAD and pretty frustrated about it all. There's no timeline prediction thats accurate, and the backlog is frustrating.Anyway, don't know how long it would take and its frustrating because I want to visit India without the stress of uncertainty in H1 visa stamping ( having got stuck in Hyderabad before as a contractor before I haven't visited India due to this uncertainty in visa stamping.I don't have my family in US and this is hard due to the uncertainty of H1B visa stamping delays, EAD delays, delays for everything.
  8. Thanks all for responding. Well true its our choice whether to stay or not. But when we start family here, we have to count on their future as well , not us alone anymore. I want to know if the visa stamping in India has really gone downhill whereby admin processing has spiked after the H1B scrutiny?
  9. I'm in US on H1B FT job with approved I-140 and priority date of EB2 2012.I am clueless as to when I'll be able to get EAD and pretty frustrated about it all.Anyway, don't know how long it would take and its frustrating because I want to visit India without the stress of uncertainty in H1 visa stamping ( having got stuck in Hyderabad before as a contractor before I haven't visited India due to this uncertainty in visa stamping.I don't have my family in US and this is hard due to the uncertainty of H1B visa stamping delays, EAD delays, delays for everything. Is it advisable to visit Hyderabad for visa stamping? I don't have remote work option as of now that's why have avoided traveling outside.
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    H1B PP

    I've filed my H1B extension via Premium Processing last week along with my wife's H4 extension. Our current H1 & H4 are valid till June end. I've got my H1B receipt but no H4 receipt yet. Can my wife get New York state learner's permit at DMV and license with the H4 receipt? I don't know how long H4 approval will take even though my H1B was filed under Premium.
  11. I've filed my H1B extension via Premium Processing last week along with my wife's H4 extension. Our current H1 & H4 are valid till June end. I've got my H1B receipt but no H4 receipt yet. Can my wife get New York state learner's permit at DMV and license with the H4 receipt? I don't know how long H4 approval will take even though my H1B was filed under Premium.
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    2nd Time H1B Extension with previous company I-140

    I have the same question # 2 and an looking for answers as well...
  13. I work in a permanent full-time position (am on H1B) for a large sized company that has been acquired recently by another company. My company started PERM processing back in OCt 15, and we received the PW determination from DOL. But they have not started the recruitment process and are not responding as to why they are not. The attorney is saying they are awaiting feedback regarding PW from my Company for 2 months now, but my Company is not responding. Everyone who filed through my Company is in the same boat as me. Even though its a large legitimate company, I have no idea why they are stalling the process. Any ideas what the reason could be? Thanks!
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    URGENT: Recruitment process delayed after PW determination

    Thanks JoeF. Generally the next step would be 30 day recruitment period followed by a 30 day quiet period for filing the PERM , correct? Is there a timer that expires before we need to file PERM once we get the PW determination from DOL? My H1B is till June 2017, which was obtained by using the approved I-140 of my previous company for 3 yr extension. God forbid but If my PERM is not approved by June 2017, what happens, is there any way of again using my previous company's approved I-140 for 3 yr extension again, or what happens? Appreciate any guidance and ideas. What action can I take?
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    Name split process

    I have to get my wife's name split up to get apply for US Driver's License. I will be applying for name split at Indian Embassy first on Passport via BLS. What about her H4 Approval doc with I-94?? How do I get that corrected???? HOw much time will it take? What other docs do I need to get this corrected?
  16. I have an approved I-140 under EB2 from my previous employer. My new employer would be filing PERM. Since I already have I-140 under EB2 along with 6 yrs work experience + Masters degree, can my new employer still file under EB3? Please let me know what I need to do if my employer plans to file under EB3, that would be a downgrade from EB2 to EB3.. Appreciate quick responses!
  17. I have an approved I-140 under EB2 from my previous employer. My new employer would be filing PERM. Since I already have I-140 under EB2 along with 6 yrs work experience + Masters degree, can my new employer still file under EB3? Please let me know what I need to do if my employer plans to file under EB3, that would be a downgrade from EB2 to EB3.. Appreciate quick responses!
  18. I'm on H1B and my wife is on H4. She got a new passport with her name split correctly and now H4 amendment and H4 EAD needs to be filed for her. My H1B employer attorney recommends filing H4 amendment i539 form and H4 EAD concurrently saying in case. USCiS changes rule to approve both concurrently then they would already have her h4 ead file as well. Attorney asking for H4 EAD preparation fee and I'm not sure if be should just file h4 amendment and leave h4 EAD for me to file which I need to wait for H4 receipt to file H4 EAD. It seems it could take months for H4 amendment and after that it can take months for H4 EAD to be approved. What should I do? Any advice?
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    Split name in visa process

    I have to get my wife's name split up to get apply for US Driver's License. I will be applying for name split at Indian Embassy first on Passport via BLS. What about her H4 Approval doc with I-94?? How do I get that corrected???? HOw much time will it take? What other docs do I need to get this corrected?
  20. Hi My PERM was filed on July 6, 2012 , I got an audit end of October and responded. Since then my PERM is still pending. I don't understand why its taking forever, the DOL now shows July 31 for PERM audits, does it mean they have already processed July 6 priority date? My 6 year H1B is ending this Oct, and extension would be filed now. I asked my attorney to inquire DOL regarding my PERM status, but attorney says that its recommended to ask DOL only if its 3 months beyond the PERM audit date posted on DOL as it shows on the website. I don't know why its taking so long, its 365 days today, and 8 months since we responded to the audit. Is anyone having such delays at all?
  21. Mine is Employer-Client model. Went to Hyderabad Consulate: June 26, 2012 : I went for my H1B visa stamping where I was given 221g white slip. July 2, 2012: Requested documents were submitted. July 25, 2012: Was asked to submit my passport and submitted on July 25th. Have been waiting since then, I don't know why its taking so long, I've emailed them, they responded saying its still undergoing processing, now no one's responding, don't know what else I need to do. Can I request my passport back? I cannot even work remotely. What do people usually do in such cases when stuck, do they search for jobs in India? What options do I have? Thanks in advance
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    H1B - Success ..Finally

    @ svikram: Congrats! Want to know how you found an employer from India?
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    URGENT: Waiting since June 2012

    Is it true that if the attorney faxes the Consulate regarding 221g, it would help push the case further?
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    221g Administrative processing

    @PiyushGiri I've been stuck since June 2012 with 221g. Are you working in India now?
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    URGENT: Waiting since June 2012

    @ cool420 Thanks, I called DOS, they gave the same status- its under admin processing. I don't know why its taking so much time. Is there a way to request Passport back?
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