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Plan/ Schedule to apply H1B visa FY 2013

by Kumar · 229 comments

If you are planning to work in America on H1B visa, it is very important that you plan the process as it could get hectic at the eleventh hour. If you currently work for a company and the same company is sponsoring your H1B visa, your immigration attorney would be behind you with proper planning and some of the below mentioned activities in plan may not apply to you. But, if you are pursuing your own options of looking for a H1B sponsor and applying for the H1B visa in FY 2013 quota, then proper planning will help you.  Below is a sample plan that is based on my experience. Some of the activities can run in parallel.

 

Sample H1B visa 2013 Plan

 

Month & Date in 2012 Activity to be Completed
Jan 1st – Feb 15th Basic research about H1B sponsoring companies. Networking with existing H1B workers to get correct information.  You need to come up with a large list of companies that are in your domain. Check out data at FLCDatacenter website or use our Green Card Database
Feb 15th – Feb 25th You need to dig into the details of the companies like the number of LCA approval, denials, GCs filed, etc. Check out the article : Things to verify before you choose an employer.
Feb 10th – Feb 25th Accumulate all the required documents required for H1B visa application like below

  • Experience letters from your current or previous employers.
  • Copies of your degrees, professional certifications, etc.
  • If you have a degree from America, request transcripts.

 

Feb 15th  – Feb 25th You need to talk to H1B sponsoring companies. Make it a goal to call at least one of the consulting companies in your list to find out the offers.

Feb 25th – March 1st Decision phase : put up all the H1B sponsors offers and decide the company based on the offer and benefits. Talk to few people who work in that company and collect additional information as needed.
Feb 20th – March 1st Collect all the material that is needed for the H1B visa. You only need copies, DO NOT give any originals. Read this article for complete list of documents you need for applying for H1B visa petition.
March 1st – March 5th Send all the documents to employer or hand all the documents to the employer in their office. You only need to give copies.
March 5th  – March 25th You need to follow up with your H1B employer, if they need any additional documents. They will file for LCA and get other things going.
March 25th – March 27th The H1B sponsoring companies work with Fedex, UPS or other mail delivery systems to have the H1B petitions delivered exactly on April 2nd ( April 1st is Sunday).

We have put a similar plan couple of years ago, check it out : H1B Visa  Application Planning

Do you have any suggestions for the plan ?
Any lessons from previous experiences related to H1B application planning ?

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Kishore October 30, 2014 at 4:54 am

What would be the tentative lottery start and results date for 2015 H1B Visa?

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Shailesh March 29, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Hi Saurabh ,

Please help in my case

MY h1b visa 2013 get applied by my employer and they said it has been selected in Lottery in JUne 2013 but i never received any mails either from USCIS or my employer .

Now it is almost march 2014 and no petition recevied as of now .
My employer did follow up with USCIS and found my petition has been approved but they are waiting for uscis to send mine duplicate copy . and they are saying this is normal SLA of USCIS

I am bit confused what’s going on with my case.

I am planning to resign , please help should i trust on my employer information
and wait for my H1 2013 petition or should i resign ?

Thanks,
Shaiesh

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Rakesh December 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I have H1 B visa that is expired(only 1 year). If i apply for h1b again,will it come under current year cap ? If it doesntn’t come in cap, can i apply it as H1B extension? or will it be new again?

Thanks for clarifying !

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Hari September 4, 2013 at 8:12 am

Hi All,

I am going to apply H1B visa for 2014. we submit documents like Degree marks list they mentioned.but we submit consolated marks list is enough rite?? or else we submit semster marks list? please suggest me.

Thanks

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Hari September 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

Hi All,

I am going to apply for H1B visa for next year.So we submit Degree certificates means along with semster marks list or main consloated marks list is enough?? Please suggest me.

Thanks

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aditya July 15, 2013 at 6:29 am

Thank you for the detailed information! Hoping to be celebrating the new year in the USA this year!

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Priya Prakash Nayak June 30, 2013 at 7:19 am

Hi,
I got my receipt no “WAC-13-137-50XXX” was able to see my case status online which was showing as Initial Review but from 29th june am not getting any status and showing as an message “At this time USCIS cannot provide you with information for your case. Please contact the NCSC 1 (800) 375-5283 for additional information”.

Please any one can answer me why am getting above message.

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CD June 30, 2013 at 8:27 am

As already answered to some members in this forum it seems it might be because uscis is either changing it to approval or rfe. Please wait for some more time . U will see a definite status.

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Bala June 10, 2013 at 12:27 am

Hi
I got my H1B Visa stamped in the month of April. I have resigned from the Company. I am staying in India. I am just looking for Job. Will the new Company will be ready for Petition Transfer. Kindly suggest me.

Regards,
Bala.

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Saurabh June 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Bala,
Yes, new employer can file a cap-exempt petition for you. Do you know the old receipt number or have copy of the approval notice?

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Anu June 3, 2013 at 8:07 am

Hi Saurabh,

I have a question regarding expired H1B visa. I have a Masters degree from US and I had a H1B visa that was approved during the Oct 2008. I got my H1B stamping in India on 9th Jan 2009. I lost my job in Aug 2009 and returned to India in Nov 2009 itself. Now, I am planning to shift back to US for work reasons, I wanted to know if I am exempt from H1B cap. When can a employer file a cap exempt H1B petition, can that be done throughout the year or only during the month of April?

Thanks and regards,
Anu

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rahul krishna May 17, 2013 at 11:17 am

Hi! Saurabh,

i’m totally new to this H1 Visa topic,if we file our H1 B in april ’13,From when can i start working for my employer. Do i need to wait for few months or wait till 2014.

I had one more doubt,if student’s OPT period is getting over 2015,when should he/she start filing – Can we file in april’ 2015 or should start applying in april’2014 ?

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Saurabh May 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm

rahul krishna,
If selected and approved, you can start working from Oct 1, 2013. This also assumes H-1 was filed w/ COS and the same got approved. You are inside US, right?

As there was lottery conducted this year, its better to apply in April 2014 and then keep April 2015 filing as backup.

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Londonh1b May 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

How early we can go for h1b stamping once h1b petition is approved? for instance , if petition is approved in may , can i go for stamping in june 1 st?
any idea?

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Saurabh May 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Londonh1b,
Until some time ago, it was after July 1 (90 days prior to start date). But I don’t see that information on the new consulate website. Call them and confirm.

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vinoth May 11, 2013 at 12:57 am

Hi Saurabh .thanks for giving the feedback .. at what time they can start the h1b filling for the april 2014.. can i wait upto next year .. or they can file the H1B now itself for the next year process?

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Saurabh May 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Vinoth,
They can file for FY-15 on April 1, 2014 w/ start date of Oct 1, 2014.

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RAJ May 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

Hi Saurabh,

I’ve applied for H1 this year and till now I didn’t get the receipt from USCIS or I’m not sure whether it has been picked up in the lottery or not?

My company says still they didn’t get any update abput my case ? can you pls tell me how long this process will take or do I have high changce of getting not selected ?

Thanks,
RAJ

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Saurabh May 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Raj,
There is no official communication from USCIS about this. Some people have reported receiving their packages back. I think everyone should know about the result by mid-June (a guess).

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Vinoth May 10, 2013 at 12:08 am

Hi Saurabh , I have missed to file H1B visa this year . when is the next opportunity to file H1B .. can i get the chance on oct 2013.. or else i need to wait for 2014 april ..

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Saurabh May 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Vinoth,
It can now be filed in April 2014 with an employment start date of Oct 2014.

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Kishan Tej May 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Hello Saurabh,

Currently my H1 got approved for 3 years for the year 2013 and I am right now at a client location in Austin Tx. I am planning to go India this June and my F1 got expired last year in May but still have my OPT till May 2014.
Is it possible for me to go for stamping in June 2013 or do I have to wait till October 2013 for stamping ?? I am also aware of the fact that if I go to stamping in June I will not be able to enter the country till Sept 20th 2013.
So my question precisely is am I atleast eligible to go for stamping in July ??

Regards
Kishan

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Saurabh May 8, 2013 at 1:56 am

Kishan Tej,
Was your petition in FY-13 (last year) or FY-14 (currently going on)? If FY-14, then you can go for H-1 stamping in July but you cannot return on that H-1 visa until Sep 20, 2013. As your F-1 has expired, you have no other way to returning earlier (F-1 visa stamping may have good chance of denial).

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Kishan Tej May 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Hey Saurabh,

My petition was for FY 2014 i.e it recently got approved in April 2013. Thank you for answering my question :). I am aware that I cannot travel back to US until Sept 20th 2013 but do I need to have a job on the day I go for stamping in July. And if i go for stamping in July what would be the best reason to give in the consulate to stay back in India till Sept 20th ??

Regards
Kishan

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Saurabh May 9, 2013 at 1:13 am

Kishan Tej,
You already have the job – its w/ the firm that filed your H-1. So you will not be jobless on the day of interview. You don’t need a reason to stay back till Oct 1. It’s by law and there is nothing you can do about it. I doubt if that question will be asked.

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Kishan Tej May 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I was filed H1 by my employer with the details of my Client location. So according to what you said is it immaterial even if I don’t have a Job at the Client, but am I good as long as I am employed with my consulting firm ?? I was concerned if the consulate might contact my manager at the client in Austin to check if I was working with them or not at the time of stamping.

Thanks
Kishan

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Saurabh May 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Kishan Tej,
So although you have the job w/ the consulting firm, they have submitted the client/project as the reason for filing the H-1 and relying on billing hours from the client site in order to pay you. So the consulate will inquire whether that arrangement is still valid or not. If that project has ended/delayed etc, then it is possible that consulate’s check will return unfavorable results. You need to find a new client and get H-1 papers in order before appearing for interview.

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hary May 4, 2013 at 9:28 am

Hi Saurabh,

H1B case status “Decision” approved and i also got mail from USCS on confirmation.

now what is the next process?

thanking you.

regards,
hary

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hary May 8, 2013 at 3:21 am

Saurabh,

can you also asnwer my query?

H1B case status “Decision” approved and i also got mail from USCS on confirmation.

now what is the next process?

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Saurabh May 9, 2013 at 12:33 am

Hary,
Are you inside US or outside? If outside, then you need to appear for visa stamping after July 1 and can then travel to US after Sep 20th to work on H-1 from Oct 1.

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Kumuda April 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Hi,

I am looking for an information that I am not able to find it online so thought that there might be some one to help me out.. I have applied for my H1 visa this year and its picked in lottery. I have my MCA from Indian University and I was working for a Call Center in India ( Technical) and never worked in US. I am not that very interested in coding/Programming. So, what kind of jobs are available without coding and programming in IT that one can work with H1 visa other than testing. Any response to this question is much appreciated…

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Saurabh April 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Kumuda,
Seriously, is that a question? Your H-1 was applied for a certain position and certain job requirements. You were supposed to be qualified for that job at the time of application. You are expected to enter US and work in that job.

Are you saying that your H-1 was applied for coding/programming and that you are not interested in that job? Then why did you have that H-1 filed in that job requirement?

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Ivanovich May 1, 2013 at 1:36 am

Hi Saurabh,

I have been selected in the lottery. Thanks man for your help..
Mine is RQ/RP/CSC.
Now, my case status is in “Initial Review” stage. Hoping it will change for good.

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Saurabh May 1, 2013 at 2:06 am

Congrats Ivan!

Good luck w/ rest of the processing.

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vs May 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

feel like tearing my hair out looking at cases like kumuda’s
ad/pp/csc;
nothing yet

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gyan May 10, 2013 at 8:24 pm

man …she is so lucky ….

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Sanjay Kumar April 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Hi All,

All the comments in this blog is very useful,
I have a question , i have got an offer letter from a premier IT company of USA, they are filing my H1B for 2014, they have given me a fedex courier tracking no. which shows it was picked up from NJ on 29th March 2013 and received on 1st April in California. The HR recruiter is saying this is your fedex tracking no. we are waiting for your EAC. Friends here i have a question, how many dayz it takes to get my EAC#, is my petition filed sucessfully , shall i consider this..? a quick reply is appriciable. Thanks Sanjay

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Saurabh April 11, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Sanjay Kumar,
Lottery was conducted for the petitions. If you are selected in the lottery, your employer should know the EAC# within next few weeks. If you didn’t make through the lottery, then your employer should receive the package back within few more weeks.

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George March 31, 2013 at 5:33 am

Hi Saurabh,

My H1B was issued on Dec 2006 and expired on Feb 2009. I was on H1B in USA just for a month in March 2007 and had to return to India due to personal reasons. The H1B stamp says “PEB Feb 2009″ which sounds like petition expiry date and also my ex-employer who applied for my H1B earlier may have “cancelled” the petition as I had altercations during my return.

Please suggest what are my options to try again for H1B?
Can I try for H1B transfer / COS now even though my H1B has expired ?
Am I eligible for cap-exempt H1B this year (2013)?

Thanks,
George.

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Saurabh April 11, 2013 at 11:28 pm

George,
A person is usually eligible for cap-exempt petition if they had H-1 approved in past 6 years. Yours seems like a border scenario. You may be eligible for cap-exempt petition but you should check w/ attorney to be sure. The cap-exempt petition (if filed) can be done along w/ COS.

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Ivanovich March 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

Hi Saurabh, I live outside USA. My company is sponsoring my H1B. This is my 1st time. I dnt know much about the lengthy H1 procedure. I dnt have any US visa earlier. I have 3+ years of RF experience and B.Sc. (4 years degree) in EEE. Last week my company sent me the offer letter and Other related forms (W4, i-9 , Direct Deposit…). I have already sent the scanned offer letter and my all transcripts (Scanned version of the original) to the company’s HR. They said, they will be applying for me within the 1st week of April. I have n’t contacted with the lawyer yet. HR said, I have to give the Lawyer fees and some other fees and costs incurred in pursuing the visa.

Am I going in the right path ?
When should I contact with the Lawyer ?
What should be my next step ?
If you kindly explain ( in short, if possible ) the whole procedure , I would be grateful to you.

Thanks. Looking forward to your kind response……

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Saurabh March 19, 2013 at 2:05 am

Ivanovich,
See my response to your other post.

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prince April 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Sir i wsnt to apply for h1b visa. Help me please. Do you sponcer me. I am hardware technician . I have 4years of ecperience with techno computers

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Rangan March 17, 2013 at 3:05 am

Dear friends,
I have completed my 10 + 2 + 3 year polytechnic Diploma with 10 + years of experience in System Administration .
Please let me know i am elible for H1B

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Saurabh March 17, 2013 at 11:06 am

Rangan,
You may be eligible for H-1. However, you should get your degrees and marksheets evaluated by an education equivalency agency in US who can tell the US equivalent of your education. You will then need to have at least 3 years or relevant work experience to compensate for each missing year of equivalent education (you need to have at least 4 years of equivalent education).

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Punit Patel March 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm

What is the meaning of ” Decision” in case status? I have not been interviewed yet but my application status shown “Decision” wha it means?

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Saurabh March 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

Punit Patel,
Are you referring to the status on USCIS website? If yes, then it means your petition has reached a decision. If it doesn’t say approved/denied, then you will have to follow-up w/ employer who will receive the judgment in a written notice.

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Sathya March 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Hi,

I have valid h1b visa with a reputed company and i had applied visa for my kid and got it today. But since there are no onsite openings immediately, i am planning to process dependent visa for mysself and for my kid with my husbands h1b.. my husband has h1b and is in US currently.

Now will there be a problem if i apply for h4 visa for my kid (with my husband’s employer) within a week of getting h4 for her from my employer?

Also my husband was in new jersey till february 28th and from march onwards he is in minneapolis, and has LCA processed , now while going for the visa interview should i be taking payslips from both new jersey and minneapolis locations (in case if it is generated?) or can i show the lca for minneapolis and payslips for new jersey (if his payslips are not generated by the time i go for interview). Please let me know as how i can proceed.

Thanks

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Saurabh March 17, 2013 at 10:17 am

Sathya,
IMO, it should be fine to apply for H-4 for the kid through the husband.

He should send you a copy of the updated LCA and 3-4 most recent payslips. If these payslips fall across the two states, then also its fine. Just ensure you have the most recent ones. Also, if the employer is planning to file for H-1 amendment (recommended) then you should carry copy of the amended petition as well.

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Sudha January 20, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Hi Saurabh,

I am working in well known IT company in Hyderabad. My company have initiated H1-B for me this year and I have applied for it. Its still in document review and filing with my company.
My question is How this year would be to get H1B visas? If I clear the visa interview, can I get it easily? How about the demand for H1B this year(2013)?

I have 6 years of total experience. Please provide your suggestions. Thanks

Regards,
Sudha

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Saurabh January 23, 2013 at 12:57 am

Sudha,
Chances of approval (petition and visa stamping) depend upon lot of factors including your profile, employer, offered position, client/project, employer-employee relationship etc. I don’t think they will be leaner/stricter than last year.

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Amruta December 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

Hi,

I am currenlty in US on H4 Visa. I am planning to file H1 in next year. How to find consultant who will file fresh H1? Should I need to post my resume on Dice or similar sites?

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ritu November 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

hello all,
I recently returned from USA. I was on J1 exchange student visa. I finished my course of 4 months and an internship on a valid J1 visa.

I found a job with a company who is willing to sponsor my H1 Visa. Since the applications are processed only until April, can I start working for the company before the Visa is finalized?
Can I go to USA on some other work visa and then transfer to H1 after the company files it?
I wish to start working ASAP, so that I can understand the company and they can understand me, for better understanding and decision of H1 filing.

please guide me.Thanks a lot.

Ritu

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vivek November 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm

no you can not you will have to be in your home country for two years for applying any visa in USA.

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Saurabh December 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Ritu,
What Vivek mentioned is correct unless your J-1 had a waiver.

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Neeraj September 28, 2012 at 8:34 am

Hello Saurabh,

First of all, many thanks to you for this great help to we people. May this seems to be a silly question, I need to know the answer as I am very newbie to H1 Visa. I had been to USA two times on L1B visa. Now I am in Noida(India) working for a IT company. My L1 has already got expired and my employer doesn’t look keen to file H1 for me. Now I am thinking to get H1 Visa through my own efforts.

1- Can I file H1 Visa while I am in India right now? is it absolutely legal?
2- If yes for Q-1, what is the process for it?
2- My daughter is a USA citizen (she was born there). Will this be counted in any form to get me H1 to USA?
3- A friend of mine in USA provided me the contact of a company which is located in USA. I talked to them and the guy told it would be difficult to generate Work Order and PO while I am in India and he would check with his legal advisory. He didn’t give the details on these jargons. Is he correct?
4- What should I keep in mind, be careful or having tips to ease to file for H1 from India?

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Naidu September 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

Hi Saurabh,

I am Naidu working as java professional in Malaysia .
Do know any consultancy’s who will do H1b for USA or any sponsor for me plz .
Thanks in advance for u r valuable information .

Cheers,
Naidu.B

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raveendrakumar July 29, 2012 at 6:49 am

Hi Surab, I am looking for H1B sponsor in2013. Please provide sponsors details

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Saurabh August 6, 2012 at 7:15 am

raveendrakumar,
I don’t know any employers that I can suggest you.

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Satish July 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

Hi,

My H1B visa expired on 31-Dec-2011. Would my application be subject to the 65000 cap should I reapply in the future (through a new employer)?

Regards,
Satish

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Saurabh August 6, 2012 at 7:11 am

Satish,
You have already made through the cap. You are no longer subject to cap, and are cap-exempt.

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Satish August 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

Thanks for your reply Saurabh. However, I forgot to mention in my previous post that I’m now in India. Does the cap-exempt status still apply to me even though I’m no longer in the US?

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Saurabh September 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Satish,
Yes, you are still eligible for cap-exempt.

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preethi July 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

Hello Everyone..

I have one question regarding H1B process please help me.

I got my H1B approved for 2012 and will be travelling to my home country this year end , during which i will be needing an H1B stamping to come back.

My question is , if in any bad case my VISA gets rejected , and if i come back on H4 .

Is there any way that I can rewoke my H1B again and start working with my employer who filed H1B for me (OR) do i have to wait until H1B for 2013 quota opens and then apply for new h1B ..

PLease help regarding this..

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Saurabh July 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Preethi,
You can return on H-4, and then file COS from H-4 to H-1 to the old employer. If you want to go w/ new employer then they will have to file cap-exempt H-1 petition along w/ COS. You will be cap-exempt.

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Preethi July 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

Hi Saurabh..

Thanks a lot for the reply.

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MD.RUHUL AMIN July 18, 2012 at 5:39 am

i am ruhul amin h1b visa imagation on usa plse halp me.

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Saikiran Boberoi Shaik July 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

Hi Guys,
I have been searching internet for all day to find a correct answer but couldn’t find a right one so here is my situation.
Currently I am working on OPT for a company in Houston.My OPT will end on next year Aug 2013.
As I joined the company on second week of Feb I was little too late to apply for H1 for this year as my company wanna wait for 3 months to evaluate my work progress.I got a mail from my Hr that they would like to have my service for a long time and they are willing to apply for H1B visa for next year.

So am I safe applying for H1b for next year?

I am planning to get married this on November 1st week so what is the best option to bring my fiance to US till my OPT ends.Do you guys prefer F2 or Visitors visa?
Please let me know as I need to talk o my University about this.Once again thank you so much for actually having a forum like this.

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Saurabh July 22, 2012 at 2:12 am

Saikiran,
H-1 can be filed in April 2013 w/ start date of Oct 2013 and you can continue to work beyond Aug 2013 on the basis of cap-gap. So you look all set.

As for fiance, there is a possibility of F-2 denial. Look at other visa experiences in your country. You can try for F-2 or wait and apply for H-4 (too long a wait though).

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Saikiran Boberoi Shaik July 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

Thank you Saurabh,

Thanks for the info about my H1B situation.Coming to my Fiance.I am from India and actually I thought to apply for Visitors Visa but if she stays for more than 5months,she may risk her dependent visa when I apply for H1B.So I guess I need to apply and just hope everything goes fine.If you don’t mind can you please show me the way to the forum that I can follow to know the paperwork needed to fill the F2visa.

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Saurabh August 6, 2012 at 6:13 am

Saikiran Boberoi Shaik,
You can look at past articles in the archive section at the top to see if there are any other articles on F-2 (I don’t remember them from top off my head).

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Aby May 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Hi Saurabh

I am getting married in July. My company is applying for a H1 now (June). However I want to apply for a H4 in July and leave with my husband in July.

Can I apply for a H4 while the H1 is still being processed? I can come back after October, or whenever the petition is accepted and get the stamping done in India.

Please let me know. Many thanks in advance for your help!

Regards
A

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Saurabh May 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Aby,
Yes, you can do this – go for H-4 visa stamping while H-1 is under process. Once approved, you can either go to home country for H-1 visa stamping or file COS from H-4 to H-1 and start working on its approval (no need to leave US in this case).

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Raji May 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hi Sourabh,

I am right now on L2 and couple of months back applied for EAD. It looks it going to take another 1-2 months to complete the total EAD process. As I already applied for EAD, Can I start work in US on this basis or just before start working itself need to show EAD approved letter to employer.

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Saurabh May 26, 2012 at 2:56 am

Raji,
You need to have EAD approval before starting to work on L-2/EAD.

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Suja May 20, 2012 at 2:03 am

Hi Saurabh,

I am currently on H4 visa and need your help in deciding between the following options for H1 B filing this year.

1.Going thru a established consulting company with group filing with master service agreement (no client letter).
2.Going thru a small startup company for inhouse project for a product development.There is no end clients for the project now.

Could you please let me know your thoughts on the chance of success for these 2 options.

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Saurabh May 21, 2012 at 12:51 am

Suja,
It is not possible to say which one is a more safer option. You can do online search to see if they have filed H-1s in the past and what happened to them (FlcDataCenter website). If you want, you can have both employers file the H-1 for you and then decide to join the one which gets approved. If both get approved, you can join either but they you will have to make one of them unhappy.

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sateesh May 9, 2012 at 12:31 am

hi
i am sateesh i have 6 years of experience in pharma field can i apply h1 b visa for the month of may and june

sateesh

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Saurabh May 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm

sateesh,
Yes, an employer can file H-1 for you as the quota is still open.

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Akila May 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Hi Saurabh,

I am currently holding a H4 visa and have around 5 years of IT experience. Can you please let me know ifyou are aware any H1 sponsoring companies?

Regards
Akila

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Saurabh May 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Akila,
I don’t know any consulting company that I can recommend to you for H-1 sponsorship.

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krish May 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

saurabh
i wanna know what percentage approx of h1bs under EVC model result in denial or 221g

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Saurabh May 7, 2012 at 2:53 am

Krish,
I don’t know the stats. Such stats are not published or collected.

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