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Employer Change and H1B Transfer – USCIS H1B petition – RFE
I hope my experience helps at least some of you as most of your experiences helped me. I was working at a Company A and that company was taken over by another company, so in the process I lost my job and had to find another H1B sponsoring company. Fortunately, I got another job, who was willing to sponsor my H1B visa , so they filed a H1B petition and by the time the LCA was filed, the background check was done and the H1B was filed, I was unemployed for 3 weeks in the middle.(*I worked as a direct full time employee to company, no consultancies in the middle).
I got an RFE (query) from USCIS asking for the paystubs for those 3 weeks, my attorney and myself explained them some reasons and my H1B was approved, but my extension of stay (EOS) denied and they asked me to leave the country immediately and go to Chennai and get the H1 visa stamping done.
H1B Visa Stamping at Chennai
I left USA the next day and went to Chennai to get my H1B visa stamping (I just booked a one-way ticket as I was not sure if I would be back), nothing major asked at the consulate, they took my passport and told that my visa was approved.
Now I am again back in the USA. The whole process was so tiresome and I lost all hopes, but everything went well and I am here back in America
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