*** H1-B Visa Stamping Query - Urgent *** Please Help ***


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As of today, i.e. 8-June-2017. I'm working for a Leading Indian IT Company "X" on H1-B Visa at Denver, CO.

I have an Offer from one of BIG 4 consulting firms "Y" and Date of Joining is given as 31-July-2017, and I'm sending my documents to Company "Y" for VISA Transfer and it might take another 4 weeks to receive the Receipt number from USCIS. I told company "Y" that I would join with Receipt number as Premium processing is on hold.

I need to go to India for my Marriage before joining company "Y".

If I go to India, I need to appear for Stamping on behalf of Company "X", I have all the required documents of company "X".

My intention is go to India on Company "X", Get Stamping on Company "X", Get Married, Come back to US on Company "X", once I land in US, I will resign Company "X" and join Company "Y"

Question: By the time I appear for Stamping in Hyderabad, India, I will have received VISA Transfer receipt number from USCIS for Company "Y", Will this create any problem when I go for Stamping?

Please share your experiences and thoughts, this really helps me. Thank you!

-Naresh

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I faced a similar situation few years back, the issue won't be with stamping, but rather once you get back and wish to join then your i94 would need to be updated which would not be the same as the i94 that you have submitted for the transfer would be as you get a new i94 everytime you reenter. Would recommend that you verify with company Y immigration dept beforehand.  In my case I didn't join company Y and stuck around with company X only.  That was 4 years ago. Today, looking back am still with company X and am glad I stayed back. Good luck.Thx.

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22 hours ago, acwzd said:

I faced a similar situation few years back, the issue won't be with stamping, but rather once you get back and wish to join then your i94 would need to be updated which would not be the same as the i94 that you have submitted for the transfer would be as you get a new i94 everytime you reenter. Would recommend that you verify with company Y immigration dept beforehand.  In my case I didn't join company Y and stuck around with company X only.  That was 4 years ago. Today, looking back am still with company X and am glad I stayed back. Good luck.Thx.

Yes, I94 will be a problem.

I want to join Company "Y", will USCIS reject my petion If I94 does not match or issues a RFE? please share your thoughts.

Thank you!

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As JoeF mentioned, circumventing the system would not be recommended. Would advise to either stay consistent/in status  thru company X or company Y during the transfer process. IMO, Jobs/opportunities/projects will come and go, getting married however is a once in a lifetime kinda deal. Good luck. Thx.

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Question: By the time I appear for Stamping in Hyderabad, India, I will have received VISA Transfer receipt number from USCIS for Company "Y", Will this create any problem when I go for Stamping?

I feel yes.. they may pull your visa petition on company Y and may say raise some questions and may feel that if company Y petition is approved  you are going to join that company..

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