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User sshankar

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Full name: Dr. Sandeep Shankar
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: www.hopeforhumanityglobal.org; email: [email protected]
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Hello people , i am in usa now on b2 visa with i94 valid till  the march 31st 2018 . I need to join college on feb 1st on f1 visa ... i already had an f1 visa valid till 2021 for the same university as the earliest date to enter usa on my i20 is jaunary 2018 ,..i came to usa on b1/b2 visa 2 month back . In stead of flying back and forth to india to enter usa on f1 visa , i heard we can do the same travel to mexico and get f1 stamped upon reentering usa from mexico this procedure sounds economically more feasible than flying to india ..

Now kindly let me know if i need to follow any other documentation before entering to mexico .... and if there are any drawbacks for this procedure
Dec 24, 2017 by uthealthusmle
Hi Shankar,

Could you please answer my below question?? It will be very much helpful. Thanks in advance.

Dec 17, 2017 by tasmohan
Hello Mr. Shankar,

I have a question about F1-OPT. Earlier this year my bag having my passport with an F1 visa was stolen. I graduated in May 2017 and am currently working for an employer on F1-OPT. I wish to travel back home to get a new F1 visa stamped. I currently have my new passport and all the necessary documents to confirm my status. Could you guide me about possible risks involved?
Thank you!
Dec 4, 2017 by akshata92
Sir, would you please help answer my question, I really need your help, thank you very much http://redbus2us.com/qa/51264/h1b-visa-got-revoked-and-overstaed-how-respond-ds160-for-visa

As stated in the title, I worked in the US under H1B work visa.

On 2/28/2017, I quit my job without another job offer, I was unemployed and stayed in the US and looking for new jobs.

On 5/3/2017, I got notice from USCIS stating that:" on May 3, 2017, we revoked the approval of your case...",

On 7/8/2017, I left the US.

Now I am applying the H4 visa to get back to the US and filling the DS160, there are two questions asked,

First, Has your U.S. Visa ever been cancelled or revoked? , I guess I should answer YES and just tell them it was because I quit my job...my question is, does this look bad enough to affect my H4 visa? I mean this should be a normal reason right?

Second, Have you ever been unlawfully present, overstayed the amount of time granted by an immigration official or otherwise violated the terms of a U.S. visa? I guess I should answer YES to this one too? But how long did I overstayed? I knew that under the new policy, we should have 60 days of grace period...and I got revoke notice on 5/3 and left 2 months later...

I am so worried that these two questions will make me look bad in the eyes of VO, I wanted to answer NO to these questions but not sure if that would be a smart move....

thank you for your comments...
Oct 18, 2017 by Piggy vanilla
Hi Shanker, Can you please answer my question? it will be of great help. Thanks.


I have enrolled in MS in financial risk management (MSFRM) program at Northern Illinois University for fall 2017 and came to US in August 2017. As the risk management subjects involved too much of maths, algebra and statistics and also as the actual fee of the course ($38K) is much higher than that what was quoted on my I20 ($26K) I decided to take a transfer and I got an admit for Professional MBA with IT track at Campbellsville University (CU), Kentucky for October intake I already have an MBA form India 10 years back. As CU is also offering day 1 CPT I am still living in Chicago and hoping to find a job. Now, I want to apply for my wife's and kid's dependent visa who is just 5 months old and we have sufficient funds, atleast $20k more than the program fee. Will my transfer become a hurdle in their visa? Will my child's age be considered to grant a visa on humanitarian grounds as I am missing them badly? Will i have to show Kentucky address while filling their I20s? What is the best way to get a visa? Any advise will be of great help.
Oct 2, 2017 by ritesh.rn
Hi Shankar,



I am on H1B, working as a consultant (paid on per hour basis) and my client changes in every 3 to 8 months but with in the same county and state. In my LCA Wage Rate (Required)$ 80k is written and Prevailing wage $72592 is written.

As I get salary on per hour basis, so my salary differs in every paystub, sometimes $5760 sometimes $2400 but at the end of the year the total of all paystubs always falls above then my LCA ( $80k ), Some of my friends said that my every paystubs should need to have $3333 ( $80000 X 12 months) according to my LCA .

Could you please answer:

1. What my friend said is correct?

2. What is the difference-LCA Wage Rate (Required) and Prevailing wage?

Thanks in advance.
Jul 29, 2017 by GS2017
Hi Shankar
Please could you answer my following question


Rahul Reddy
Jul 24, 2017 by rahulreddy2605
Hi Shankar,

Please could you answer my following question

Jul 2, 2017 by Bharath Patil
Hi Shankar,

I am in a unique position or not that you all have to decide. I am stating my case here.

I have approved and stamped VISA valid till October-2019, which was filed by my current company A.Now company A is not willing to send me on assignment. I have another company B willing to transfer my VISA. I have never been in USA on H1B status.

I am planning to leave company A and join company B in India itself. I am worried about revocation/withdrawal of VISA from company A.

My questions are as below:

1. What is the difference between revocation and withdrawal from company A perspective?

2. If company A revokes/withdraws the VISA and company B files for the transfer, will I be counted in CAP or I will be CAP-EXEMPT?

3. Should I transfer VISA to company B before revocation/withdrawal or after? Is "after" even possible?

Please help me with these scenarios if you have been through this situation. I would also like to have suggestions based on this scenarios.

May 20, 2017 by h1b_select