nonstopextensions Posted June 30, 2021 Report Share Posted June 30, 2021 Hi All, I follow Murthy forums regularly but I'm not able to get some answers on some of the questions My H1B maxed out on March. At that time, my PERM was pending - so I decided to change to H4 so that I can stay in US. Now in June, I got my PERM approved and my i-140 approved in premium. Ideally I want to get back to H1B as soon as possible. But I'm confused on how to proceed. As per USCIS, Change of Status (COS) will take 12-16 months. Stamping in Canada/Mexico has 6-8 months waiting time Stamping in India is still not clear due to pandemic. 1. Can I go to Canada/Mexico and get my H4 Visa stamped? Then I can come back to US & then apply for H1B and start working - Do I have to get appointment to get it stamped? Or can I get it stamped at the Point of Entry? 2. Can I apply for h1b with consular processing and get it stamped in Canada/Mexico or India (if consulates are opened) - The problem is getting client letter. They are not ready to give unless they know the exact date of joining. - Can I do this while sitting in US? 3. Do I have any other options other than waiting for my H4 approval (12-16 months) Quote Link to comment
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