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  4. Hello All, I was on H1b got laid off - > filed for H4 ( never heard back ) - > New company filed for H1b with a start date of May 24th - I went out of country and reentered US on May 5th to align my immigration status. Am I considered out of status till 24th May ? Please advise.
  5. I am planning to file extension of stay for my parents(B2 visa). I can file this online but I am confused if I can file single application or it should be two separate applications for my father and mother. Can someone clarify on this?
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  7. My H1 is approved till 2024. My spouse H4 is expiring on June2021, we didn't apply for her H4 renewal as she got approved her I 485 EAD and AP card. a) Can spouse(H4) work on I485 EAD and not apply H4 renewal? What will be the status for H4? b) Later this year, once she travel to India, can she get her H4 stamp based on primary applicant H1? After coming to USA on H4 status, can she continue working on I485 EAD or do we need to file H4 EAD? c) Some people suggesting to not use I 485 EAD because what if in worst case I 485 get denial. Can spouse (H4) go back to India and get her H4 stamp at that time and come back to USA or will she face any out of status questions?
  8. Attorney_11

    Medical Professionals

    The individual consulate or embassy consular section has wide latitude and discretion to determine if local operating conditions permit them to accept visa appointments on a regular or expedited basis. You may want to schedule a time to speak with an immigration attorney to evaluate whether there are any individualized options that could potentially apply or be able to be developed.
  9. Attorney_11

    Medical Professionals

    An NIW petition cannot be downgraded. A job offer expressed in an Application for PERM certification can potentially qualify in both the EB-2 Advanced Degree Category and the EB-3 professional category depending on the minimum requirements for the position. Whether an employer classifies such a position as EB-2 or EB-3 is a choice that does not have to be made until the immigrant petition is prepared. It may be valuable for you to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable immigration attorney with a specific interest in physician immigration matters to discuss a personalized legal strategy.
  10. Attorney_11

    Medical Professionals

    A waiver would not be required in this circumstance. Even if your time outside the US since 2019 is not 24 full month, you still would not require a waiver in this circumstance. Assuming your program can support the educational path that you are pursuing if questioned by ECFMG, there is no impediment to ECFMG issuing a DS-2019 for you to participate in further graduate medical education. Your travel in and out of the United States should be examined to ensure there are no status maintenance or status violation issues.
  11. gopalakrishnach

    H1 transfer with multiple employers

    1. No impact. The company which you do not join if there H1B is approved they need to let USCIS know and revoke the approval.
  12. gopalakrishnach

    Travel with I797 from current and future employer

    1. I feel it is fine. 2. I am not an expert. Better consult immigration attorney and take decision.
  13. Attorney_22

    Travel Ban and the Exceptions

    This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding the travel ban and the exceptions. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
  14. Preeti Kalra

    H1B Visa stamping in Canada.

    My H1B petition was approved in 2020 (Consular Processing). I am currently in USA on L2 Visa and was unable to travel to India due to covid situation and limited visa appointments. (I have applied for EAD as well but it is taking forever). My question - Can i travel to Canada to get my visa stamped for the first time? (I do not have any work or study history of USA or Canada) - Is there a way that my petition can be changed from Consular processing to Change of status?
  15. Attorney_22

    Point of Entry Issues with CBP – Share Your Story

    Feel free to private message me if you want to share, but do not want it to be public.
  16. sanjaykumar2012

    Citizenship Legal

    I wish to update myself here and please advise if we need to employ lawyers to file citizenship application process. The legal fees plus application fees etc for me and my sposue comes to $ 6,000 Is this worth spending this money or or should we keep this as DIY. what are %age of people doing either and all comments and assistance to make this decision will be helpful
  17. Questions2021

    H1 layoff - advise please

    Friend on h1b got laid off. What are options available to continue in USA apart from searching another employer? Can status be converted to b1? Is 60 days grace period there? When does it start exactly? Visa is valid till i94 validity correct, whether employer revokes h1 or not? Please pour your advise.
  18. Hi All, I filed I140/485 concurrent filing in Oct 2020. I had to travel to India in Jan 2021 because my father was sick. I had biometric appointment on April 13 2021 and I missed because I got to know of the date in the last minute due to mail issues. I called USCIS for reschedule and they accepted(yet to know the date). My problem is I cannot travel to US due to travel ban from May 4. What will happen now if I miss the second appointment due to travel ban?
  19. Hi, My spouse has changed the Employer from A to B. But, My H4 is still stamped with Employer A and not transferred to B. Also, this is valid until 2023. Will I be able to file for EAD with my current H4 of Emp A and I797 of Emp B. Thanks for your response.
  20. Srinivas US Embassy India Twitter account posted this 20 hours ago. I am not sure if Minor children means under 18 or under 21. Please check. Non-U.S. citizen parents of minor US citizen children, including parents holding valid H-1B & H-4 visas, are not subject to travel suspension and may enter the United States without receiving an exception. Please be prepared to present proof of relationship to airline officials.
  21. approved petition is sufficient
  22. I am in the same boat and the answer will be much appreciated
  23. gopalakrishnach

    I140 Approved H1B extension denied

    My visa is valid till mid of June 2021 as per I797 --- since you already submitted your H1B petition you can work until 240 days from mod of June 2021. After that you can stay in USA but cannot work until you get result.
  24. gopalakrishnach

    H1B Amendment impacted due to pandemic

    What options do my employers have here? -- your employer must file amendment... Does USCIS provide any grace period considering the pandemic situation? -- No.
  25. gopalakrishnach

    Query on Visa appointment cancelation and future options

    It seems you have appointment on May 20, 2021 and they are asking you to attend it.
  26. gopalakrishnach

    H1b Visa Stamping - Peru

    If you want to go to PERU you need to research and answer the question. currently in this COVID-19 is US embasy open at Peru are they accepting non immigrant visa applications ?
  27. Zodiac System

    Query on Visa appointment cancelation and future options

    I understand that there is a travel restriction by Biden Govt. for 30 days due to COVID. It is purely for health reasons. If the US Consulate has called you for drop box appointment, I feel that you should attend it. Good Luck.
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