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Full name: Dr. Sandeep Shankar
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
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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 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 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 by GS2017
Hi Shankar
Please could you answer my following question


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Jul 24 by rahulreddy2605
Hi Shankar,

Please could you answer my following question

Jul 2 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 by h1b_select
Hi Shankar

My H1B was stamped in December 2016. I work with an IT company in India. I have not travelled to US on this visa from my company.

1. I want to know if i can directly apply to other US companies (who might be willing to sponsor my visa) and then have it transferred ? Does the original petitioner (my current company in this case) have the right to cancel the petition if i quit and seek visa transfer ?

2. If i change companies in India itself , can i have my visa transferred in same way ?
May 12 by chopkop
Hello shankar
 My visa just got approved last month  & wanted to resign from current company as some other employer filed my H1b . Now situation is my company is offering me new role in US  & giving option to H1B transfer or contract thru approved vendor . my vendor is  not  in there approved vendor list  &  i said no for H1b Transfer as i am in India only  & premium processing is stop & wanted to avoid further complications . so please let me  know ehat to do know also  Is there any restriction on H1b for contract Corp2crop positions. My Manager  told that Company can hire only contract H1B candidates from preferred Vendor( who holds H1B for the candidates) and Vendor currently od not have project so he is getting  interview schedule for upcoming projects.
Apr 14 by rps.mait
Dear Shakar,

Need your kind help on my query.

I was in US for one year from the period Jan 2015 to August 2016 and returned back to India. I have quit the company. My US visa is stamped till October 2017. One of a desi US consultancy wants me to travel to US on my previous stamped Visa and then search for a job. Once a job is obtained they told they will initiate the H1B transfer at onsite. My previous employer has not revoked the H1B. So Can I follow the procedure told by the desi consultancy? Will it have any impact on my future Visa stampings?

Thanks for your kind help.


Mar 23 by pbakash