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    H-4 EADs

    Dear attorney, This is a much disccussed and hot topic at this time. Everyone is talking about this particular immigration reform. In reality what I think is that there are only few people who will benefit from this reform. The reasons are multiple and few examples are 1. Most of the H4 visa holders are not working and stay home spouses (especially true for females) 2. Even if they are qualified in their home country they may not be qualified to work here in US as they may not have advanced US degree they can use. The only group of people who can take advantage are 1. Those H1 visa holders at the end of six years limit and can not extend their H1B beyond six years, provided their spouse is also on H1b. These people can change their status to H4 and can get EAD. of course with EAD, H4 visa holders can get SSN and can work part time jobs but I do not think they can work full time unless they have advanced degree in US. Anyother thoughts?
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    H-4 EADs

    Thanks 1. How about H1 holder changes status to H4 as he/she completing six years on H1. 2. How about I 140 is revoked by the previous emloyer? Under these circumstances, one would still be eligible for H4 EAD??
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    Please provide your input

    I think that your employer does not want to continue your GC process. GC is for the future employment so you don't have to be employed. I have also heard rumors that now USCIS has started rejecting GC application, if you are not on a payroll of sponsoring employer. Thanks to desi 'mom and pop" companies abusing the visa/immigration system. USCIS has become very strict to these fraud companies, issuing some very unsual RFEs for employees working for such companies.
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    H1B Visa Expiring August 2014,

    there are few "Ifs and buts" in your case. Labor can take anywhere from 3 to 9 months for the approval. Say "if" you get your labor approved in june/july 2014 (I am averaging it to six months), you can file for I-140 with premium process. If you get I 140 approved (if there are no RFEs and you get your approval in 15 business days), you can get three years of H1b extension beyond six years. or Change status to H4, if you have the option.
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    sister in law visitor visa - very complicated issue

    quick update. my SIL was issued a visitor visa, came to US and now ready to go back in few days.
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    sister in law visitor visa - very complicated issue

    Thank you for your suggestions. Since she is a housewife and not working, is it mandatory that her husband be the ONLY person providing the financial documents? How about father providing the necessary documents?
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    H4 to F1

    "My husband & I have currently started in Green Card Application process" Are you sure about this or "your husband started the GC process" and your name will be added at the time of filing I-485 AOS. Till then you will be on H4 and will not be considered the part of GC process. Since you are not the part of GC, you should be able to get COS to F1. Just to let you know that you can study on H4 as well but you will not get on campus benefits or OPT on H4. YOu can come back to h4 anytime as long as your husband is maintaining valid h1b status.
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    Entering USA few days before my H1B visa expires

    Technically, you should not have any issue returning to US but I would avoid such circumstances unless you have to go. Its your own wedding, so I guess you have to go :) I-94 will be issued until Aug 31st. Remember you can not use I-797 (new approval notice) to enter US. You need the valid visa to enter. Why don't you go for the VISA stamping with new approval (provided you get one) and then come back. you will have I-94 for the duration of your extension.
  9. I have a sis in law who is going through a very rough patch in her life. She is a young girl, married and is a house wife. She has one child (about 2 years old) but unfortunately going through the divorce. Mentally she is under extreme stress and I thought to call her here to visit us for couple of months. There are many issues she may face during visa interview, I am sure. Obviously she does NOT have any immigrant intent as she has a young daughter to take care of. 1. Can she get visitor visa coming alone without husband and a child? Especially she is young and not employed. PLUS 2. Her father will provide the financial support and NOT her husband. 3. She won't have a single document pertaining to her husband including bank statements, income tax returns, employment letter etc... 4. Though she is going through divorce but currently she is still considered a married woman with legal marriage certificate. WILL THIS HELP her getting visitor visa?? I know its a very tough situation and there are no straight answers but any suggestions will be very valuable. Thanks.
  10. Dear friends, We are currently in US on H1b visa. We have our passport stamped already. We are planning for the Bahama vacation on Cruise. Question is 1. Do H1B visa holder with stamped Indian passport required to obtain Bahama tourist visa for ROUND TRIP CRUISE ? Has anyone recently had cruise vacation to Bahamas on H1B visa? Thanks
  11. Hello everyone, I recently got the new I-94 at the US/Canada POE. I thought, will wright something which can be useful for many. As usual, my I-94 was going to expire in May 2012 as my old passport was going to expire in May 2012. So during one of my last entry in to the US, I got I-94 valid untill my old passport validity. I have valid H1b untill 2013. 1. Got the new passport now 2. Went to JFK CBP office but no help. Did not get new I-94 there 3. Applied for the Canada visitor visa, got it in 15 days via mail at NY embassy. 4. Went to Canada @ Niagara falls (rainbow bridge) on saturday. Wait time at bridge was 5 minutes. 5. Canadian immigration officer DID NOT take my I-94 as it was a short stay in Canada for one day. 6. I made a specific request to the Canadian Immigration officer to take my I-94 and I explained him that my only purpose to visit the canada was to renew my soon expiring I-94 and to visit Niagara falls from Canada side. 7. The officer agreed to take my I-94 on "my request" 8. Went to Canada, watched the breath taking view of Niagara from Canadian side. 9. Stayed there for about four hours. 10. Came back via the same rainbow Bridge, wait time was around 30 minutes. 11. A nice US immigration officer asked me certain questions including my purpose to visit Canada and my visa status/job in USA. 12. He then asked me where is my I-94? I replied "Canadian Immigration officer took it today while going to the Canada" 13. I was sent to the upstair CBP office for the interview 14. Wait time at the office was about 45 minutes. 15. I was interviewed at the CBP office and was aksed "million" questions about my current job, previous statuses, what happened to my I-94, what I was going to do once I am done with my current visa etc. The officer was nice and courtous. 16. I was not afraid at all as I have always been in legal status, never violated anything and I am NOT from IT and I am NOT working for DESI mom and pop company. 17. I went there with all the documents. I was asked to present I-797, employement letters etc. 18 Issued the Brand new I-94, typed, stamped with validity untill the visa expiration. So bottom line, I-94 at the canadian border is NOT guaranteed. If you stay in Canada for less then 30 days, they will not take your I-94. You have to act smart and explain Canadian immigration officer and submit your expiring I-94. While coming back, after not finding I-94 card, you will be sent to CBP office upstairs, will be interviewed thoroughly and will be issued new I-94. Go there well prepared as if you are going for the visa stamping with all the documents. Good luck and hope it helps.