Guillermo again, I want to ask you another immigration
Hi GuillermoThis is Lu again, I want to ask you another immigration question. Suppose I am doing a change of status from H1B to B2 Visa, I was told it will take a couple of months.During the process of the change of status, what status am I on? if a company offer me a job during change of status, can the company still do H1B transfer? or Should I wait for the Change of Status to be completed?Thanks!
I have been caught for shopliftng of around 190 dollar value
Hi james,I have been caught for shopliftng of around 190 dollar value ans i m on H1 b visa ans my court date is next week i have hired a criminal attorney to fight for me i just want to underatnd what should be the decison so that it will not impact my visa stamping and my immigration status
I currently work for a company in the us. They sponsored my
Hi! I currently work for a company in the us. They sponsored my h1b visa and it was approved in may 2016. I got an offer from another employer recently and I want to accept. How risky is the h1 transfer considering the new employer is a german company attempting to establish a base in the us and doesn't have an office yet in my state but have a presence in other states.
Am Vinoth Rajasekaran, I have query regarding my wives H1
Hi ,Am Vinoth Rajasekaran, I have query regarding my wives H1 Transfer.My wife worked for Employer A, Employer A filed for an extension(Mar 2016) beyond 6 years of H1B (AC21 with approved I140) and the extension was approved will March 2019.In July 2016, she quit the job with Employer A and joined Employer B .Employer B filed for Regular H1 transfer(used the approved I140 from Employer A) on July 25th, the status is still Pending.Employer A revoked her H1 but not I140 and she is continuing to work for Employer B.She got an offer from Employer C. The joining date may be around 3rd week of November. For some reason Employer B is not ready to convert the H1 Transfer application to premium processing and we are not ready to let the offer from Employer C go as well. Looking at the wait time I don't think her H1 transfer request from Employer B will get approved before December. In case if we get RFE it may go beyond.At this point, Can employer C still file for a H1 Transfer, Please help.thanksVinoth
We are renting an apartment for a lease of 12 months and we
hello we are renting an apartment for a lease of 12 months and we stay in USA is based on a visa provided by the employer. The employers application for our visa got rejected due to no reason related to us. And now we have to leave the country and therefore we have to break our lease. Do we have to pay penaltyJA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: Application for H1B visa was rejected last thursday and now we are out of statusJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No.. but the schools attorney has asked us to leave since even if they file for an appeal, we do not have a legal status through out the time the appeal gets processedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No...
British citizen visiting US. Seek options on how I can stay
Hi, I am a British citizen visiting the US and would like to seek options on how I can stay and work here. I'm a Registered Nurse in Scotland for 16 years. It seems like California is great to live in. What options can I take? I have my return to UK to expire on Nov 19. Still have sometime but wanted to know my options now while I have time. Is there consulting fee?
I ask this question on behalf of a friend. Background: He
I ask this question on behalf of a friend.Background:He holds a bachelor of science degree from an American University.He is currently on a valid H1B status.- Filed in Oct 2011 and approved from 02/02/2012 to 10/21/2014.- Extension was approved from 10/22/2014 to 10/21/2016.- Currently awaiting Prevailing Wage Request from Apr/May 2016.Question:1. What is the last date for labor certification filing in the context of the H1B visa? Please include a specific date in your response based on the above-mentioned information.2. Does he need to exit the country for further extension of H1B under the present circumstances?Thank you.
I came to US on H4 Visa (Dependent) in 2013 and after 1 year
Hi. I came to US on H4 Visa (Dependent) in 2013 and after 1 year I did change of status to F1 Visa (Student) after getting admission into MBA program at Southern State University in San Diego - California. I worked CPT in 2015 and early 2016 and graduated in June 2016. Currently I am on OPT which is from July 2016 - July 2017 and I am going to India for a 3 week vacation. I need help with 3 questions on DS 160 form as I will have to go to US Consulate to get F1 visa for 10 months as last date of OPT is July 2017. I have a few questions when I go for the Visa Interview thoughPurpose of trip is Student (F1) even though I am on OPT (Full time Internship)1. What should I say to the Visa Officer when asked "Why do you want to go to US on F1 as you have already graduated 4 months back" ?2. Why did you convert your visa from H4 to F1 when you could have studied full time on H4 visa as well? (Everyone knows that we cannot work on H4 visa so i had converted to F1 so that i could get CPT and OPT but i am afraid to tell this to the visa officer)3. What are your plans after OPT finishes next year July 2017? (Honestly I will be converting back to H4 visa as my spouse is here (in US) on H1 visa so i will go back to dependent visa.4. The company I work for is a non profit organization so should i specifically point that while answering to the question "where do you work" as non profits are seen in good image overall?Thanks
I have a question regarding a change in visa category. I'm
I have a question regarding a change in visa category. I'm currently in the USA on a J1 visa which is going to be maxed out in October 2017. To extend my stay, my sponsor (university) wants to start the application process for my H1B in March 2017.My question is:a) Would you recommend that I not participate in this year's green card lottery in the event that this might complicate the process of a transfer from J1 to H1B?b) If I were to participate this year would this be considered as a green card application? That is, do I have to mention this when applying for the H1B visa?c) Do my past green card lottery submissions as a J1 scholar (I did NOT win the lottery) jeopardize my H1B visa application? I read recently that J1 visa holders should not show immigration intent by e.g participating in the green card lottery.