H4 to H1 Change of status


poojasrivastava

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Hi,

 

I have queries related to H4 to H1 Change of Status. 

Currently I am in US on h4. I have an approved H1 petition valid til 2017 (no stamping) with my employer in india. The same employer is helping me to get a project and start working in US (same company)

 

Also the approved petition is for a different state and it has to be changed for a different location.

 

I want to avoid travelling back to india(for stamping).

Is there a way this can be dealt with me staying in US. 
If yes, please let me know the process and processing time involved.
 
Thanks.
 
 
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Thanks all for replying.

 

The Visa team from my employer is telling me that I need to be in India at the time of H1 amendment filing. I am really confused as they are telling me that premium processing itself along with stamping will take around 2 months(in case of approval, RFE might take a month more). 

Is there any document on the process which I can share with my employer?

Is filing of amendment same as change of status??

Please provide your inputs.

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Thanks all for replying.

 

The Visa team from my employer is telling me that I need to be in India at the time of H1 amendment filing. I am really confused as they are telling me that premium processing itself along with stamping will take around 2 months(in case of approval, RFE might take a month more). 

Is there any document on the process which I can share with my employer?

Is filing of amendment same as change of status??

Please provide your inputs.

In your case, you need both H1 amendment along with COS.

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