H1B Visa 2014 – All you need to know – FAQs

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H1B Visa 2014

 

H1B 2014 Cap reached on April 5th, 2013. Read : 124,000 H1B Visas Filed. Lottery Process
For this year FY 2015 H1B Info  read : H1B Visa 2015 – FAQs

Page Updated :  January 18th ,  2014

As USCIS is all set to accept H1B Visa petitions for the fiscal year 2014, many of you have questions on various aspects of filing H1B Visa 2014 like fee involved, lottery chances, H1B sponsors, Change of status, start date, end date of accepting H1B Visas, etc. This page will track all the H1B Visa 2014 News updates, Cap count information, FAQs, etc. Bookmark this page !  We have divided the page to various sub sections for your convenience.

FYI. Last year quota,which is H1B visa 2013 cap reached on June 11th, 2012.

 

H1B Visa 2014 News Updates

 

FAQs – All you  need to Know  !

Over the years, we have observed that prospective H1B visa seekers are always looking for certain pieces of information. We have grouped such information and created FAQs as listed below :

When will H1B Visa filing season start for Fiscal year(FY) 2014 ?

H1B visa filing season for fiscal year 2014 starts from April 1st, 2013. USCIS did a press release confirming the same.
How to find H1B Visa 2014 Sponsors ? Various Ways to find H1B Sponsoring companies
Finding right H1B Sponsor can be a very daunting task. There are few options to find sponsors like checking the H1B Sponsors Database and randomly contacting employers, working with IT outsourcing companies, looking at options in American Universities, Networking with friends. Each of these options are explained in this article :

How to find H1B Visa 2014 Sponsors ? Avoid Fraud

Why do we call H1B Visa 2014, when the petitions are filed in 2013 ? 

USCIS operates on a fiscal year basis instead of calendar year ( Jan 1 to Dec 31st). Its fiscal year starts from October 1st and ends on September 30th. On that lines, USCIS’s fiscal year for 2014 starts from October 1st, 2013 and lasts until September 30th, 2014.  So, though we file H1B petitions in April of 2013, they are counted towards H1B visa fiscal year 2014 and everyone calls it in short form as H1B visa 2014.

What is H1B visa 2014 Cap count for Regular quota and Masters Quota ?

If you are not aware of H1B cap count, it is the congressionally mandated numeric limits for H1B petitions based on category. Regular quota is for anyone who meets H1B visa requirements and Masters quota is specifically for students who have a Masters degree from US University. Typically, below are the numeric limits… ( we had these H1B cap limits set in 2004, if any changes by USCIS, we will update this page)

  • Regular Quota Cap – 65,000
  • Masters Degree Quota Cap – 20,000

Also, typically USCIS sets aside 6,800 visas  for Singapore and Chile Free Trade agreement filings, which is H1B1 Program. Also, read article All about H1B Caps – Basics Calculations, Lottery

 

H1B Visa 2014 filing deadline – What is the last date ?

Well, there is no set deadline as such by USCIS. They start to accept petitions from April 1st, 2013 and will continue to accept H1B petitions until the H1B cap (85,000) is reached. It can vary based on the H1B visa demand.

 

Will there be Lottery for H1B Visa 2014 ?

This is most commonly speculated question by many H1B seekers. Due to very high demand and hype for H1B workers, we had lottery in some of the previous years. But we do not know, we just have to speculate based on past data and economic conditions. As done in previous years, here is our analysis:

Check out H1B Visa 2014 Lottery prediction- USCIS Data Analysis

. You can also check out last year’s: H1B Visa 2013 lottery prediction 

 

What will be H1B visa 2014 filing fee ? Any changes ?

There has not been any changes to the filing fee for the fiscal year 2014. Check out the article : H1B visa 2014 filing fee – Who Pays for what ?. In general, it can range from $1,575 to $4,325 based on the number of employees ( this does not does not include attorney fee and premium processing fee).

 

International Students  - Can we do Change of Status ( COS) from F1 Visa to H1B visa for FY 2014 ?

Yes, international students pursing their Bachelors, Masters or PhD programs from US Universities, who may be working on OPT, can file a H1B Visa petition to USCIS with Change of Status(COS) option.  The advantage of COS from F1 visa to H1B visa is that you can continue to work after OPT expiration starting from October 1st, 2013 without leaving the country.  You have to do the COS before your OPT expires to maintain legal status in America.

 

How soon Can I start working, if I file for H1B visa 2014 fiscal year ?

One can start working from October 1st, 2013 , if you have an approved H1B petition. You may need to get H1B visa stamping done, if you file your petition from overseas and wish to come to America on H1B visa.. Unlike, if you are filing for a COS by staying in US, you can start to work without leaving US for H1B visa stamping.

 

What is current H1B visa 2014 cap count ?

The H1B season for FY 2014 will begin on April 1st, 2013. We will keep track of the USCIS cap count updates with analysis.

All H1B Cap counts will be tracked at :  H1B visa 2014  Cap Count Tracker .

In the mean time, you can check out our FY 2013′s  : H1B visa 2013 Cap count Tracker

 

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Rama April 17, 2014 at 2:45 am

Hi,

I am sincere follower of this blog since May 2013. I am happy to say that my husband petition got approved on Dec 2013. We went to stamping on Feb 1st week. We got tensed at that time. Interviewer asked simple questions and tricky questions. We got stamped successfully. We are planning to go to America in May.

My best wishes to all the members 2014& 2015 petitioners.

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h1b April 17, 2014 at 7:52 am

If you dont mind could you provide the questions asked?

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Hi April 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm

1. What is ur salary?
xxxxx.
2. company is paying basic salary as a fresher?
xxxxxx
3. You have good experience you have to think abt it.
xxxxxxx
4. What is ur role & responsibilities ?

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mandy April 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Hi Saurabh/Experts,

My H1B petition got approved in Oct, 2013 and then I appeared for Visa interview at Delhi consulate in the month of November where it was refused under 221 (g) and was put in administrative checking.

Now I have received an update they want the client to get in touch with KCC. What exactly does this mean? What is the probability of Visa being granted?

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Saurabh April 16, 2014 at 1:50 am

Mandy,
They are confirming if the mentioned client/project really exists or not. Once they talk to the client, they will report back the findings to the consulate who will then determine whether to issue the visa or not.

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mandy April 16, 2014 at 1:57 am

Thanks Saurabh. Considering the end client is big organization (1000+ employees) who (HR/Legal Team/…) from the end client needs to get in touch with KCC?

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Saurabh April 16, 2014 at 2:00 am

Mandy,
That’s for the client to decide. Your client manager can check w/ their legal team to figure out who should be the right person.

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Confused with the updates after RFE RR April 15, 2014 at 3:12 am

Hi Saurabh,Experts

My petition was pending in RFE RR since November. My employer raised a service request on March as there was no action. Later on this month,I requested my employer to raise a second service request as the first service request has also gone past one month. But my employer told me now that when they tried to raise a second service request , they have got an update from attorneys that I will receive my approval notice in 14 days. But there is no status change in USCIS portal. Kindly advise me on the chances of getting the approval in 14 days as I am so much confused on how to proceed on this.

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Saurabh April 15, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Confused with the updates after RFE RR,
I don’t know why the attorney said so. Maybe USCIS has informed them of an upcoming decision, but am not 100% sure. If you have no reason to not trust the employer, then wait for few days to see what the decision is.

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still waiting to clear 221(g) April 12, 2014 at 5:35 am

HI Sourabh,

I have submitted the documents required for 221(g)(only docs not passport, as you know even if we dont submit passport we need to provide passport no), Its been near to 2 months and no update till date, once the Passort reached to post from next week on When checking the status online with the passport no Its showing the msg ” There is no status update available for the passport number submitted” , What could be my chances now, any idea on this message, when mailed them they replied saying this “Please note that, your visa application is under processing at the Consulate. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of your visa interview or the submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later. When additional administrative processing is required, the length of processing time will vary based on the circumstances of each case.

Please be assured that, once the processing is completed or if the Consulate needs further information, you will be intimated about the same.”

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Saurabh April 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm

still waiting to clear 221(g),
Unfortunately there is no set processing time for 221g and the process is not very transparent. There is nothing you can do except to wait for them to complete their processing.

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221 G April 14, 2014 at 8:59 am

What was the documents they asked you to submit ?

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Arijit April 10, 2014 at 12:07 am

I have been working in a Global IT services company and my h1b has been filled in FY 14..i have only the LCA number with me…how can i came to know whether my visa get selected in lottery or not? please guide me experts

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Saurabh April 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Arijit,
You will have to wait for the lottery result to be sure whether the petition was filed or not. Until then you can rely on your employer’s honesty.

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Venky April 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Hi,

I am in confusion, please clarify.

My H1B is approved for FY14. LCA is valid upto Feb 2016. However, i am no more working for that client. So now I know that i need to apply for new LCA based on the client location. Now i don’t have abroad plans because of family constrains. My concern is, can i use this H1B petition after one year from now.? Will there be any issue if i do not use my petition for a year.

Please anyone provide suggestions.

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Saurabh April 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Venky,
Yes, it can still be used in future. If the petition is still valid, then the same employer can send you to US w/ new LCA for the new location. If that employer is no longer willing in future, then another employer can file a cap-exempt petition for you.

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Venky April 8, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Saurabh,

Thanks for your valuable information. But upto when can i use this petition. Because my employer is not providing details about the validity of my petition. Is the validity of petition same as that of current LCA validity? Just curious to know because i don’t have abroad plans at least for a year.

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Saurabh April 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Venky,
Usually USCIS issues 797 for the same period as the LCA. However, it is not mandatory and in some cases it can be for a lesser duration as well.

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Venky April 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Thanks Saurabh.
Got the information i needed.

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mandy April 4, 2014 at 7:21 am

Hi Sourabh/Experts,

My H1B petition got approved in Oct, 2013 and then I appeared for Visa interview at Delhi consulate in the month of November where it was refused under 221 (g) and was put in administrative checking.

Now I have received an update they want the client to get in touch with KCC. What exactly does this mean? What is the probability of Visa being granted?

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poonam April 1, 2014 at 11:15 am

I got my H1B visa ..but now my employer is not having any projects. They are looking for contract positions in the market. I am still in India and waiting to travel. Will it affect my visa?

Please reply.

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Indiguy April 3, 2014 at 11:12 am

By H1-B visa you mean H1-B petition approval or did you get your visa stamped on your passport after attending the visa interview? If it is the petition then you will require a new LCA if your work location USA changes before you go for visa stamping. If you have already got the visa stamping done then you can travel to US but still you need a new LCA in case if your work location in the USA changes.

FYI: Visa is a travel document, nothing more nothing less. It doesn’t provide you the right to work in USA. It is the H1-B petition that permits you to work.

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poonam April 8, 2014 at 9:19 am

Thank you Indiguy,

I have visa stamped on my passport. My employer is looking for contract jobs where I will be working on hourly basis on contract but the H1 remains with the filing employer only.
So I wanted to ask if I can travel any time before my visa expires?

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Ravikiran April 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Poonam ,

yes , you can travel anytime before ur i-797 expires .

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H1B transfer while spouse H1 in process March 30, 2014 at 4:24 am

Hi,

I am working from Company A since 2012, now I got an offer from Company B and they will apply my H1B transfer in few days (i.e. April). At the same time, my wife’s H1B is getting applied for 2015 cap by one company. She is in H4. Her H1 documents includes my I94 and company A- H1B papers. So my H1B transfer from company A to company B will create any problem for her H1B application? Should I apply for her H4 transfer as well while her H1B will be in process? I need help on this.

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RK March 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Need advice ASAP ,

Sourabh / Experts

I have a valid h1b and stamp from company A … As soon as i reach US within 2-3 days , i want to transfer my h1b to company B … in any case i will not have paystubs for those 10- 15 days …..will i be out of status / does it influence decision / do i need to give them new i94 ?

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KT March 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Yes. In initial acceptance status and has not moved since last 11 and half months.

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still waiting for the approval March 22, 2014 at 2:35 am

Still anyone waiting for the decision

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prateek March 26, 2014 at 2:07 am

Yes, still in RFE since Feb’14.. How long is the validity of application filed in Apr’13

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Need Info March 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

Hi
I got H1B approved on December and the same time i got conceived. I’m not in a position to work now. If I’m not working , will my H1B get rejected? or do i have any options to hold it? Please suggest me

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Indiguy March 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm

It wont be rejected. If you are in the US, you can consult an attorney.

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KT March 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

Hi question0707, Exactly same as my case. Timelines and status are matching and even the response from attorney is same.

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KT March 13, 2014 at 11:59 am

Get in touch with me on my id.Its aryandotjkt at gmail. Provide your id too. Thanks.

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jie March 12, 2014 at 11:56 am

I am in the same situation, RFE RR since Jan, hope there will be result soon. I am also thinking to apply for next fiscal year’s H1B. Really SAD

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rfe rr from NOV 12 March 13, 2014 at 8:15 am

Could you please confirm with me that we can apply this year even though our last year petition is with pending status ??
My employer told me that he can not do that untill a decision is taken on that case.

Thanks in advance…

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rfe rr from NOV 12 March 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

And can you pls tell me what is ur receipt number series ?

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rfe rr from NOV 12 March 12, 2014 at 11:53 am

Hi Saurabh/all,

It has been four months from RFE/RR . It is still pending. Service requests has been raised twice. But there were no responses. Please let us know that you have come across such cases in which a positive decision would be taken even after 4 ,5 months ?? Totally hopeless nw….

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Rahul March 24, 2014 at 12:31 am

My employer has withdrawn my case in jan 2014. But in USCIS website it still appears as RFE RR. So check with him. He may be fooling around. I came to know when i insisted in converting to premium.

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Confusion March 8, 2014 at 11:59 am

Hi
I m on h4 visa in US. I had applied for H1b and got rejected. What will be my current status of visa. Meanwhile my husband got his H1b transferred and his consultant now says i have to file new h4 bcoz h1b has over rided my h4b status. Also i want to go to my homeland india for visit. So do i have to stamp my h4b again when coming back to US?
MY H4b IS ALREADY STAMPED till oct 2014.

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Indiguy March 13, 2014 at 10:42 am

I think you are fine, you can apply for new H4 before the expire of your current H4. Anyway, please consult with an immigration lawyer. To my knowledge, you have a valid H4 and it allows you the stay there till the date of its expiry without changing the status.

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abc March 7, 2014 at 2:35 am

Hi,

I have question…I am already in US and my H1 was approved by employer A. Now I am planning to visit India so I will have to go for stamping. Now after coming back If I transfer my H1 to employer B, then do I need to go for stamping again if I visit India again after H1 transfer ?

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Hello March 5, 2014 at 7:51 am

Hi Sourabh/ All,

My H1b is approved, I’ve a query. I have applied from company A. Now Company has some issues. My question is that can the approved H1 be transferred to a different company.

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Vikas March 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

It can be transferred to company B, you must have the receipt of H1B transfer request petition before you start working for them along with previous employer salary slip.

Thanks
Vikas

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Worried March 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Hi Sourab/All

I have H1b approved, but my employer is playing all sort of games. Application got approved 4 months back and till now he has not given me the papers and keeps on pushing when asked about the documents. some times he answers the calls and sometimes turns of his mobile for weeks.

Its a small company called MSK technologies, my question is how do I find if the company is still existing and he is not playing with me.

Secondly if it is found that company doesn’t exist and he is playing around how can i take it legally.

Thanks a lot in advance.

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Not an expert March 2, 2014 at 10:22 pm

If h1-b petition is approved, and you admitted or changed your status based on this petition, you perform services, get paid, but still do not have your paperwork?
then
Your employer must give you a copy of petition, original of approval as well, maintain paying schedule or stop your employment if he doesn’t have money to pay you. He also must sponsor you flight back home in case of termination. If he doesn’t pay you, you may find a new job who will transfer your h1-b and then file to DOL against former employer.

You didn’t enter country or change your status yet based on this petition, didn’t start work and didn’t got paid?
You are not yet employed, and you don’t have any legal right about it. Employer has every right NOT to use this petition, and the US will be much obliged if he will employ a citizen instead.

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Veeru_123 March 2, 2014 at 7:12 am

Hi Surabh/ All,

I have a H1b petition filed by US based company and approved. but now it is in 221g processing. My current also willing to apply this year. But my Current employer will not file if they come to know about existing pending visa.

Is it must to inform my employer about this pending H1b Visa?
If I haven’t informed, will they come to know about my current pending visa?

Please advice.

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Not an expert March 2, 2014 at 10:28 pm

You don’t have to inform anything with about your other employers. However, my gut feeling tells me that 221g is processed against your person, not your petition. Second application for visa should be placed on hold awaiting your 221g results. (it just makes sense, however, I do not remember such dare people :-))

I doubt your employer SHOULD be informed about other visa pending, if only visa officer will occasionally tell them that. But usually employer doesn’t talk to visa officer, you will just receive another 221g notice and that’s should be it.

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@VSIND February 28, 2014 at 2:49 pm

VSIND,

Have you got decision yet ? just curious as you filed premium

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VSIND March 5, 2014 at 1:58 am

This is the biggest delay I have even heard about USCIS. There is no change in the status even after Upgrading my case to Premium on 7th Feb 2014. The status is still showing Acceptance since 7th. My attorney has sent two requests so far to update on the Premium Request, but still no response from them. I think I am the only one without any status from April 2013 to till date. If anyone facing the same situation do let me know.

VSIND

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jie March 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

I think they probably lost your documents and no one want to take the responsibility. My case was similar, no results until Sep then I got a denial saying that I did not reply their RFE on time. After they found it is their fault they resend the RFE… But I am still waiting for the result…

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VSIND March 6, 2014 at 5:02 am

Finally yesterday my attorney got an update from USCIS and she said that the delay is due to “Security Check”. It has been sent to Security Check. I don’t know how long it will take. There is no specific time given by them. Anyone in the same situation?

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h1b March 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Hmm, are you in US? may be they are verifying your i 94?not sure

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VSIND March 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I am in India. Have you heard of such Security Checks?

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KT March 10, 2014 at 6:45 am

Mine is also the same status as yours Security check. No idea what is this security Check. Have you came to know after that anything. Please do post about status change. I upgraded to premium 4 months back but still status is in Acceptance stage.

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VSIND March 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Hi KT, I still dont have any change in the status, but trying some other way. Why don’t you give me your email id to get in touch and also those we are into this category can form a chain. pls let me now

KT March 12, 2014 at 8:29 am

My email id is aryandotjkt@gmaildotcom. Provide your id too.Get in touch through email. Thanks.

KT March 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

Hi VSIND, My email id is
aryan.jkt at gmail. Provide your id too. Let’s Get in touch through mail. Thanks.

question0707 March 13, 2014 at 11:52 am

Hi Saurabh/VSIND/KT,

I am also in the same situation. I filed for H1 in April 2013, and converted to premium in Oct 2013. I have still not got any response and the case is in Acceptance status. The last update from the attorney was that the case is under Security Check. Does anyone know what this step is and how long will it take for a decision to come.

Thanks.

RamThanks February 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Thanks a lot buddy, we are always troubled, why would one want to cheat another, cheating hard earned money.

I would Never trust maxconsultant.org.

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John February 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I came to US on L1b and my wife on L2. L1b/L2 and I-94 for both of us were valid till 6th Sept 2013. My employer applied for L1 to H1 COS in april 2013, got selected in lottery. While H1 COS was in progress, my employer applied for L1 extn for me and L2 extn for my wife for us to maintain status. My employer also applied for my wife’s L2 to H4 COS in Sept.

Current Situation -
My L1 extn denied on 20th Feb 2014
My wife’s L2 extn denied on 21st Feb 2014
My H1 COS approved on 20th Feb 2014
My wife’s H4 is still in initial review since 19th Sept 2013 (her I94 has already expired on 6th Sept 2013)

My Questions -
1. Can my wife continue to stay here until her H4 is approved?
2. Is she maintaining valid status as her H4 is in progress?
3. If she is not in valid status how much time does she have to leave the country? I need number of days? today is the 5th day from when her L2 extn is denied.
4. Is there any other option available for her to maintain status?
5. Can we apply for H4 Premium Processing?

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Not an expert March 2, 2014 at 10:35 pm

1. Yes
2. No, she is technically on pending status.
3. If H4 COS will be denied (highly improbable if H1 is approved) she will received denial letter with information on time to leave (usually 30 days).
4. Doubt so, but I am not a lawyer.
5. No. PP is used for time-sensitive applications, and H-4 is not in the list.

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Dilema February 26, 2014 at 4:00 am

Hi All,

I have H1 stamped now. and my husband is attending H4 interview now. But my employer said he will file H1B for my husband in FY2015. So can he travel on H4 and once the H1b is picked and approved, can we change the status there or what would be the case? will the H1B become Invalid? Please suggest.

Note: I will be travelling now but my husband will travel in july 2014 on H4 and H1 will be filed in April 2014 in India.

Regards

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Confused February 25, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Hi everyone,

I need your help. My employer said my h1b is denied. But today I received an email from uscis.

On February 25, 2014, the Administrative Appeals Office returned this case. If your case was remanded or your appeal was sustained, we will notify you of our action within 60 days of the date of the AAO decision. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or call our customer service center.

Pl let me know if anybody can let me know what this means.

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Not an expert March 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Talk to your employer. You will need his cooperation anyway.

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Sk February 24, 2014 at 6:52 am

Hi Sourabh/experts, can you please help me with my questions below…

I attended my visa interview today in Hyd and was given a while slip (221g) asking for product/project documentation.

I could not completely get what the VO was saying or if she really said anything, however what confuses me is when I submit my docs do I have to take an appointment again or will it just be a drop box? I read online that this may take several months/weeks before we hear back. Are we supposed to submit our passport also with additional docs requested? I was given all my docs and passport back in the morning.

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Sk February 24, 2014 at 6:53 am

Sorry.. I meant WHITE slip..

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H1BAspirant February 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm

How are you guys checking your status . As I see the site is down,
Please suggest alternate link to check our H1 status.

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JIE February 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

No update since Jan RFE RR, education related rfe

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rfe rr since nov 12th February 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

Still has not got de approval … Anyone n same boat ?

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Stuck February 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Anybody waiting for approval? Uscis case staus page is working since yesterday.

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VSIND February 20, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Dear Saurabh/Admin/Mentor/Members I am eagerly waiting for your comments to the posts below I have posted a while ago. Please answer me to those. I still have not received any status tomorrow is the last day of my 15 days PP

Thanks,
VSIND

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poonam February 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

anyone still waiting for the decision from USCIS?

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VSIND February 19, 2014 at 11:08 am

@ Poonam,

I am waiting. Pls check my post below for the whole story. What about you?

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Stuck February 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

In rfe response review since oct 7

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H1BAspirant February 22, 2014 at 1:04 am

Hi Poonam,

Wats ur update on Mumbai Conulate?

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VSIND February 18, 2014 at 3:23 am

Hi Saurabh,

My status was showing “Initial Review” from April 13 to Feb 5th. My employer upgraded my petition to Premium which was filed in April 2013 Regular. On 7th of Feb 2014 he filed Premium and no status change from USCIS till today. My 15 days time will be finished by coming Friday. I was wondering whether I can expect the result at least by end of this week (Friday). I heard people used to get their result in Ten days itself once they upgrade it to Premium. I also heard that there is process called “Extended Review” which will take months to get an upate irrespective of Premium or not. How far this true and what are the chances my petition fall into this category? I am really worried baring this pain since an year. Please respond to me Saurabh. I also request all the members of this forum to give their views on it. Thank you very much

Thanks,
VSIND

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VSIND February 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Hi Everyone,

My case status was showing “Initial Review” since April-2013 till Feb 5th. Finally my employer upgraded it to Premium Process and its now in “Acceptance” state. It says “On February 7, 2014, we received this I129 PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER and we e-mailed you a notice describing how we will process your case.” Earlier it was under “Initial Review” when it was normal process. It has been changed to Acceptance and no change from 7th of Feb to till date which is almost 9 days.

I am aware that Premium Process will take 15 days to process the H1b Petition and give an update either denial/approve notice.

I also heard that some petitions will be selected by USCIS and will be sent to “Extended Review” even though its Premium Process.

What are they chances of getting my petition approved/RFE/Denial in this coming week which is remaining length of Premium Process time.

How many of your petitions were changed their status from 10th day to 15th day?

I am really tensed and have been baring this pain since an year. Kindly provide me your answers. Thank you

VSIND

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H1BAspirant February 17, 2014 at 9:11 am

Hi All,

Has anyone attended interview from mumbai consulate this month .. Can some one tell the experience and was it easy at mumbai ?

Regards

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VIKAS February 17, 2014 at 4:43 am

Hello Saurabh,

I’ve a question regarding to port of entry. Any idea what documents & questions they may ask at port of entry.

Would really appreciate your help in this.

Thanks,
Vikas

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VSIND February 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Hi All,

My case status was showing “Initial Review” since April-2013 till Feb 5th. Finally my employer upgraded it to Premium Process and its now in “Acceptance” state. It says “On February 7, 2014, we received this I129 PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER and we e-mailed you a notice describing how we will process your case.” Earlier it was under “Initial Review” when it was normal process. It has been changed to Acceptance and no change from 7th of Feb to till date which is almost 9 days.

I am aware that Premium Process will take 15 days to process the H1b Petition and give an update either denial/approve notice.

I also heard that some petitions will be selected by USCIS and will be sent to “Extended Review” even though its Premium Process.

What are they chances of getting my petition approved/RFE/Denial in this coming week which is remaining length of Premium Process time.

How many of your petitions were changed their status from 10th day to 15th day?

I am really tensed and have been baring this pain since an year. Kindly provide me your answers. Thanks

VSIND

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RamG February 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Folks,Any one know about this company ?

They claim to do H1B, not sure they are reliable ????? :(

Please advise…..

No reviews on the internet…………
maxconsultant.org

MAX Consultant.

#103,
Nirmal Towers,
Behind Sai baba Temple
Dwarakapuri colony
Panjagutta, Hyderabad:500082

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Bhaskar February 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I did tried to get more details on this consultancy but unfortunately I didn’t get much through web. So I did checked the details of this domain and found that it is created in Dec 21 2013. So it is a new consultancy without any history. Also some of the website traces show the owner of the domain is http://website.informer.com/maxconsultant.org , sruchit kumar gupta polite software solutions pvt ltd. This is a fraud company which police caught them in September 13 on Visa Fraud, http://www.newswala.com/Hyderabad-News/Visa-fraud-Fake-consultancy-accused-arrested-and-about-Rs-50-lakhs-recovered-September-3-2013-45891.html. It seems to me a FRAUD company too.

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Shilpa March 25, 2014 at 6:55 am

Hi Bhaskar, Thanks for the info. I checked in website.informer – http://website.informer.com/maxconsultant.org and the owner info is something else. Dont know whether to trust this company or not.
Created: 2013-12-21
Expires: 2014-12-21
Owner: Kalyan Boorla max consultant
Hosting company: SingleHop, Inc.
Registrar: Public Interest Registry
IPs: 108.163.248.11
DNS: ns1.lathawindns.com
ns2.lathawindns.com

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asn February 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

On February 11, 2014, we mailed you a notice informing you that your I129, PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER, was reopened. If you have not received the notice within 30 days of the date above, please call customer service

Wat does it mean. I got rfe in september and then it ws rfe response review for 2 months. now it has changed to case reopen. does it mean approved or rejected?

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H1b February 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

Hi ,

Please dont pay the money to RevisionTek. This post is just to warn all my friends.
Please go through the link here.Some people have also put their comment.

http://redbus2us.com/websites-for-reviews-of-h1b-sponsoring-consultancies-in-usa-desi-consultancies-it-consultants/

Be aware of such people.

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