7th year H1-B extension with RFE. Searching for options.


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Hi Guys,
Thank you in advance for reading this and please advise.

I am on my 7th year H1-B extension with I-140 approved 9-months back. My current H1-B expired yesterday. My H1-B petition was filed on 03/19/2014 in premium processing and got an RFE on 04/08/2014 and the response has been filed and received by USCIS on 05/01/2014. When i tried to find out the reason regarding the RFE, I was told by my company's immigration department that they should not disclose it according to their terms and conditions. However they told me that it is a standard RFE for documents further proving my employer's ability to control my employment. I work with no layers. I am looking out for options that i could try without leaving the country, in case my petition has been denied. Note: I searched online about my I-94 validity and it is expiring on 05/11/2014.

Summary:
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6 years H1-B expired: 05/01/2014
I-140 approved: 09/24/2013
7th year H1-B petition filed in premium processing: 03/19/2014
RFE received: 04/08/2014
Responded to RFE: 05/01/2014
I-94 expires on: 05/11/2014

Regards,
C. Kishore.

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No that's not a joke. Some organizations won't let the applicant know what's going on with their H1 application except the outcome.

Oh I am sorry. I was of the impression that employers update their employees about the status of their petition especially when there is a delay due to RFE.

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Thanks for the reply guys. But, I want to know whether it is possible to extend my H1-B visa without going out of U.S for an year in case my petition has been denied.

Based on your approved I-140 any employer can file a cap exempt H1B petition and you would get 3 year extensions as long as the RFE is not due to your credentials.

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