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H1b Dropbox stamping Passport validity

I have a Dropbox H1b appointment in India this week (October) but my passport expires in 3 months (January). Can I still go for my appointment? Can I get my passport renewed after the H1b stamp? Is ...
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H1-B LCA "Main worksite" vs "Additional worksite"

My company amended my H1-B LCA and has added a new worksite as "Additional Worksite". My current location is kept as "Main Worksite". Are there any differences between the ...
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H-1B renewal: 240 days rule implications

I am puzzled about this extract from the USCIS H-1B information page. By law, the timely filing of an extension request automatically “locks in” the foreign national’s legal status and ability to ...
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H1B visa expired, Valid i797, Schengen visa

Travelling for work to Europe from US(working on H1B). Secured H1B stamping slot in Germany. Have valid I797, but expired visa. Anyone in similar boar successfully secured Schengen visa?
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US H1B visa dropbox | Can I change the petitioner details after visa appointment confirmed and fee paid

I have scheduled an H1B and H4 visa dropbox appointment with my old petitioner (old Employer). Now I have a new job with a new employer, and all the petitioner details are changed. (see the image). I ...
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USA's H1B Visa Petition approved. Can it be transferred to another employer without stamping?

Background: This question is in U.S.'s context. I have a friend whose H1-B visa petition was approved this year. His petition was in the consular notification mode (i.e., he must go to a designated U....
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Arriving before starting date H1B, now I am on emergency waiver B2, how can I change back to H1B?

I have the H1B which has the validity date on the passport is 15 OCT, 2021. My actual starting date is 10 Jan, 2022. On the I-797, it is said that I am only allowed to come in 10 days before my ...
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Apply for Spain Schengen Visa and H1b stamped expired

I am on an H1b visa residing in the USA. I have a valid I-797 that is expiring in 2024 but my H1b stamped got expired recently. I am planning to visit Spain for 6 days for an important event in ...
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Travel while H-1B extension is pending

I currently have a H-1B visa which is due to expire in March 2022. My H-1B extension was submitted in June and is currently under review. I will soon be going on work-related travel for a number of ...
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Is there any visa stamp issue with Concurrent H1B?

I have a H1B from my full-time employer. Now, with inflation is at highest level in this corona stage, the only way to increase income is to find extra work. I was checking to find out about a ...
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What are the educational requirement's for a US H1B Visa

As I understand it, you need a 4 years of bachelor's degree, which means a total of 16 years of education for applying for an H1B visa. I have a bachelor's degree but for 2 years and 10 years of work ...
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Document Checklist for OCI for minor child born in the US

I am applying for OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) for a minor child. I see 2 different checklists on VFS website for "New OCI for Minor". One of them requires us to send the Original US ...
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Travelling abroad after change of status F-1 to H-1B

I'm studying in-person in the US and graduating this month. I have recently received an employment authorisation document (EAD) for optional practical training (OPT), valid until May 2022. Also, I ...
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Can I work part-time on a H-1B visa?

Can I work as a part-time employee if I have a H-1B visa from another company? I would still be working as a full-time in the sponsor company.
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Consular access application for US H1-B visa | Pros, Cons, Options and Feasibility

Currently, I am in the first year of my OPT and I am selected in H1-B lottery for this year. I was thinking that can I file H1-B on consular access and get a STEM extension for the OPT. Then get the ...
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Filling final US H1B visa petition with USCIS from outside the US

I got selected in the US H1B visa pre-registration lottery and now we have to file the final H1B petition to the USCIS. Deadline for the same is June 29th 2021. My question is: Do I need to be present ...
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Transfering H1B from academia to industry

I am currently renewing my H1B visa for another 3 years working for the University. Since I am finishing master's this time next year (at the same University), I am looking into finding a job in ...
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Can I renew visa inside the U.S?

I am currently with H-1B visa but I transferred from OPT so I cannot come back to the US until I have renewed the visa in a U.S Embassy. Currently, the U.S Embassy in my home country is closed due to ...
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Indian passport expires before H1b visa

Indian Passport expiry- Sept 2023 H1B visa expiry- Oct 2023 Should I renew my passport before H1b stamping (planning to visit this year)? I read that there is an agreement between USA and India for an ...
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I'm a UK citizen/resident employed remotely by a US company. What's the chances of getting an H1B visa?

I'm a UK citizen working in London. For three years, I have been a writer employed by a company based in the USA. It's fair to say I'm indispensable but I do not have any formal writing qualifications....
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Can a declined H1B application be re-opened?

The last year (2019) I received reasons H-1B denial. Reasons were: LCA not provided No Employer-Employee relationship Services in a specialty occupation Can this application be reopened with a new ...
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J1 waiver grace period [closed]

I came to US on a J1 visa (from Jan 1st to Dec 31st, 2020). It got extended until December 31, 2021. However, I want to apply for a waiver so that I can participate in the 2021 visa lottary. I was ...
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How much time from H1B approval to US entry?

Once H1B has been approved, an interview at a US embassy is required. Which steps are involved from the moment an employer notifies about the approval of H1B and the entrance in the US? (for example, ...
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How can a child born to Indian parents in the US return to India?

If Indian citizen parents lose their jobs in US, then OCI cannot be applied. OCI needs both parents to present a valid H1B visa (or any valid US visa for 6 months). However if both parents lose jobs, ...
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Change visa status J1 to H1B

I hold a J1 visa (Research Scholar) I have been on J1 status and was granted the waiver of the two-year foreign residence. This was granted under the no-objection category. Now, I have an academic job ...
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Can someone working in USA with H1B visa get PR of Canada?

If I have a H1B visa and working in USA, can I apply and get PR of Canada? If so, how much time will it take considering that I would be staying in USA?
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Can I be hired by my boyfriend in his company with H1B visa?

I know this is a kind of question we have probably already asked but I keep reading and I never get the answer I look for, I never find the same situation. I am French, living in Spain and my ...
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Industry to academia: Currently in H1B

I am an Indian citizen, I obtained PhD in the US. I work in a industry job relevant to my expertise, I have been with my current employer for ~2 years and I current have an industrial (non-exempt) H1-...
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What is the fastest way to start working in the US as highly skilled worker?

I am German citizen and lived in the US from 2012 to Sep 2019 on F1 visa. Despite having nice job offers (via F1-OPT and H1B subsequently) after graduating from PhD, I decided to give up my F1 status ...
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How to arrive in the US more than 10 days before my job starts?

I have a job offer from a US company who will sponsor me for the H1B visa. The visa condition states than I cannot enter until 10 days before the start of my job. I have a family and will need more ...
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US OPT extension and H1B Visa

If I finish a 1Y course in the USA that offers 1 year OPT extension. After OPT extension is finished I have to vacate the USA or if I have found the job and the company that I am working with can help ...
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UK IT professional looking to relocate to CT USA - any tips?

I am a UK citizen, and am an IT professional with approx 20 years experience in IT, I'm now a Systems Architect specialising in BI and Data. I would like to relocate to the CT/New England area in ...
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H1B (or similar) while marriage based greencard pending from outside the US?

I lived in the US for the past 8 years on F1 visa. A few month ago I gave up my F1 status and moved to Canada. Afterwards I got married to my wife (US citizen) and applied for the marriage based ...
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H1B Visa last chance

I am applying for H1B for the next fiscal year 2020-2021. That will be my last chance. Can I do two petitions with two different employers on same client letter?
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I got my H-1B (from TN), but what about my wife's TD?

I would normally ask my lawyer, but he's gone AWOL since a week ago. I am a Canadian who came to the US as TN. My wife has TD naturally. Last week I received my H-1B approval with COS (change of ...
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How common it is for the IT companies in US to hire candidates from abroad?

As the person would need to wait for a long time (several months to years) to get an H1B visa before s/he can start working in US. Usually not many companies would be interested to wait for long time, ...
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Can you Work Remote under F1 STEM OPT?

I am an International student from India currently in my F1 STEM OPT Visa (valid till 2021). My company is in the process of applying to H1B Visa (failed to pick the lottery in the first attempt). My ...
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Transfer from F1 to H1B without OPT, H1B got approved

I’m currently a second-year Ph.D. student holding an F1 visa. Due to the bad relationship with my advisor, I quit from the current Ph.D. program in April (actually, my adviser stop my funding to force ...
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Can persons employed on the H1/L1 visa run a small business on the side?

If someone is employed for a company on the H1/L1 visa, they're not allowed to work for additional employers on the side. But is it permissible for those people to run a small business on the side, ...
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TN holder applied for H1B, went on a vacation to Mexico for a week, came back and received H1B receipt

I'm a Canadian working in the USA with TN visa. I applied for H1B (cap). I went to Cancun, Mexico for 6 days last week (Last week of April 2019 - First week of May 2019) and when I came back, I was ...
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Can I change employer while H-1B petition is pending? I am currently in the US on F1?

I am currently on f1 Visa and graduating in May. My H1b with consular processing has been applied by my future employer. Now I have a very good offer from another employer. Can I change the ...
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Declaring the change of address under two different statuses

I entered the USA with a H1 visa, and my family entered the USA with H4 visas. This comes with various duties, including keeping my address up-to-date in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (...
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Can I change my employer while current company H1B amendment is in progress?

I am in the process of FTE conversion. And my current employer had filed H1B Relocation amendment on June 2018 which is in RFE status. My new employer (immigration team) is saying they are not able ...
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Indian Passport with F1 visa not stamped upon entry to the US(I-94 is up to date). Will it be a problem when I apply for H1B?

I recently entered the US after my vacation in India. My port of entry was Boston and I live in Portland, OR. After reaching home, I noticed that I am missing the entry US stamp. I am currently in the ...
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Time-frame of cap exemption & validity of a new H-1B visa for former H-1B holder

I have a specific question regarding the time-frame of cap exemption granted for former H1-B visa holders. I have read various conflicting/confusing articles on this online that the time-frames become ...
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EB5 Green Card : Can it conflict with EB2 Green Card Application

I have a question about the EB5 GC. Lets say I am working on H1-B and my employer has filed for my GC under EB2 category. Now, if i apply for the EB5 GC, will this new application conflict with the ...
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Do I need to file I-765 for the adjustment from H1b to Marriage Green Card

I'm currently on H1B and it will expire in two years. I recently got married to a US Citizen and would like to file I-130 and I-485 concurrently. My question is do I need to file I-765 at all? If I ...
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Do I need to apply for H1B lottery if the company wants to hire me?

I have developed a software for the client's needs (as a freelancer) and now the owner decided to create a business and expand it to sell to others. At this point, they want me to move to the US and ...
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H1b Visa stamping

I am on H1B visa. I have an approved H1B visa with validity date from 06/30/2018 to 07/24/2019 with my current employer. I am planning to travel to India in Feb 2019, during which I have to get my H1B ...
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How to apply for an SSN after I-94 Expiry

On Nov 29, 2018, I came to USA with an H-1B visa valid till December 31, 2018. My I-94 has the same validity as well. I filed an extension On December 21, 2018. Kindly clarify the below question. Can ...