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Rachael2011

H1B Forgot to Submit a Copy

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I was so caught up in the details of submitting an H1B application (on behalf of my company) that I forgot to submit a copy of the application. This is the first time doing H1B paperwork.

It was received on June 3, 2019. The beneficiary will have to interview in the Manila, Philippines Embassy for the visa stamping.

I called in and they told me to just wait and the will send a RFE if they need it. However, I read online that sometimes you can send documents along with your Receipt # and ask them to be added on to your file. I also read an example of someone who didn't submit a copy and it got approved, but caused problems at the Embassy and they had to file a almost $500 additional information form with USCIS.

I really cannot wait for a RFE because I want the worker to start as soon as possible, the start date is Sept 9, 2019 (we are a cap-exempt employer--no I'd rather not pay for premium).

If I send in a copy and ask them to add it on, (1) where do I mail it to? Same address? and (2) what are the chances it will work?

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You are not supposed to prepare the H1 paperwork. The employer and his lawyer ha e to do it. Your involvement can result in a denial.

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17 hours ago, JoeF said:

You are not supposed to prepare the H1 paperwork. The employer and his lawyer ha e to do it. Your involvement can result in a denial.

I am preparing on behalf of the company, I am a part owner, I am not the H1B worker. We are a small non profit and do not have a lawyer. 

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21 hours ago, pontevecchio said:

The need for a copy has ended quite some time back. Secondly, you should get guidance from the company lawyer.

So it is no longer necessary to submit a copy, then? It currently requests a copy on the USCIS website under I-129 "special instructions" tab.

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21 hours ago, pontevecchio said:

The need for a copy has ended quite some time back. Secondly, you should get guidance from the company lawyer.

Oh, also there is no company lawyer.

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Your immigration lawyer can address this. I do not know why people do on their own and play with lives of others or themselves with out involving an immigration attorney.

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23 hours ago, Rachael2011 said:

I am preparing on behalf of the company, I am a part owner, I am not the H1B worker. We are a small non profit and do not have a lawyer. 

Then you should get one. You are obviously in this over your head.

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Come one dude get help of immigration lawyer. It looks like you donot want to consult some expert and shed few dollars. Please do not play with life of others. It looks you are xpecting free legal advice from here which is not possible.

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One advice: Don't be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Get a lawyer involved.

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