Websites for reviews of H1B Sponsoring Consultancies in USA. Desi Consultancies /IT Consultants

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I was just browsing and found these as interesting to share for H1B seekers who wish to look for a potential sponsor or transfer between consulting companies. Supposedly, couples of these sites that I list below are very popular and were quoted in CNBC article of “America’s high-tech sweatshops”.

Goolti and Desi Crunch

The reviews are mostly anonymous or given a Tom, Dick and Harry name… Some might be misleading, but something to check out! There is no guarantee that the reviews are right or wrong, the websites disclaimer is clear on this…Good motto by the desi cruch to bridge the gap among various H1B visa desi consultants.

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  1. srinivasp

    Hi,

    I have applied through Software pundits for H1B 2014 and my Petition got picked. But they are not processing for Interview due to lack of client letter. Anyone applied through same consultancy?

    Thanks.

    1. Vivek

      Hi,
      Still surprised as to why you’re waiting. They have confirmed that they cannot do anything. A complete waste of time and money.
      AND of course, they’ve cheated everyone big time.
      Cheers,
      Vivek

        1. Cheated by Max

          Don’t waste for buying I-797 Forms, ask them to give the contact numbers of the people, who already bought the I-797 forms from them… so that you will come to know if that is genuine or not. other wise you will wndup wating another 2.8 Lacs..

  2. yesmin

    I want to know if someone has information or know something about IZONETECH.NET.
    I made payment to them for my h1 filling process, and they stop answering the emails, their phones don’t work. I am desperate. I have to leave the country. please any advice. can I sue them? report them? what about my visa situation, my f1 is about to expire.

  3. Srivani

    Hi,

    I am on h4 Visa. I got a call from Izonetech(www.izonetech.net) for processing h1b visa. They are asking to pay the amount now $400 to process the documents for premium processing 2015-2016. Then they will collect the remaining $400 amount from paycheck in October 2015. They r telling. They are telling that the last date for premium processing h1b is April 27th. I didn’t find any reviews about this. Kindly please confirm me whether it’s real or fake.

    1. yesmin

      I want to know if someone has information or know something about IZONETECH.NET.
      I made payment to them for my h1 filling process, and they stop answering the emails, their phones don’t work. I am desperate. I have to leave the country. please any advice. can I sue them? report them? what about my visa situation, my f1 is about to expire.

  4. uscis

    USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016 Beginning April 1, 2015
    H-1B petitioners may still continue to request premium processing together with their H-1B petition. However, please note that USCIS has temporarily adjusted its current premium processing practice based on historic premium processing receipt levels and the possibility that the H-1B cap will be met in the first five business days of the filing season. In order to prioritize data entry for cap subject H-1B petitions, USCIS will begin premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions requesting premium processing no later than May 11, 2015.

  5. sachin

    Paying on time is very important. I do not think, the company recruiter or owner will tell they won’t pay on time;Here is where;you need to know someone who can give you unbiased info about paying. These kind of companies, hold lot of your money to make sure you do not transfer. So, be careful and get to know the company.

  6. ram

    if anybody submit the dds in favour of us citizenship and migration services. please go and enquire in ur bank. that dds itself tell about that consultancy. they encashed the dds without filing. please dont leave these kind of people

  7. ram

    max consultancy is big fraud. i’ve submitted all the documents and dds in favour of us citizenship and immigration services. but the dds encashed in chennai on march 24. i have all the proofs. iwould like to file a complaint against this. please guys dont entertain these kind of people. dont go with max consultancy for h1b visa filing

  8. Hello

    Hi Folks,
    I am looking for I28 tech reviews. I got a call from them 2 days back. Can I go with them for H1B sponsorship?

    Many thanks in advance!!!

    1. bob

      Stay away from these consultancies, USCIS is coming up with a new action to identify genuine petitions this time because of high volume of petitions. You will be in risk!!

  9. reddy

    I got call from source one staffing and solutions to apply H1B,
    Can any body suggest the good and bad about this consultant…

    Quick responses appreciated.
    sourceonets.com/

  10. Krishna

    Has anyone heard of agility-tech based in Atlanta? They have agreed to process my H1B application? Any idea what it is and how good or bad they are? i am approaching a consultant for the 1st time and i am anxious abt the same.

  11. Rajesh

    Hi,

    I have applied for the H1B VISA through MAX consultant in 2014, so far they are keep saying me that it is under process and I have not get any document or proof that it is under process. Spend more then 35K. When I contact them, they keep telling me that employer is delaying the process.

    1. Cheated by Max

      Guys, you know… for all the candidates only one guy has interview by saying different different company names… ( mike ).. he was pretending to talk in the US accent, it was clearly audible that he was calling from panjagutta itself not from US. I was able to hear the Horn sounds of the Lorries at the background, as the lorries will pass on the panjagutta Main road during the early hours.. ( 4- 5 a.m ).

      can someone update, if they have experienced the same thing.

  12. sds

    I went to h1base/max guys office for 2014 application. fortunately met one guy, who identified this person as cheater.. prior to this year also police arrested him.. just lucky got saved.

  13. kv

    Hi everyone,

    I want to apply for h1b visa this year and at present i am going through the process with a desi consultancy. however i am not completely sure as they keep providing misleading info.

    I know there is very less time, but I’m looking for some reliable contacts of some other desi consultancy. Would really really appreciate it if you can take a minute and provide the info.

    PS- I have all the documents ready.

    Thanks a lot in advance!!! 🙂

  14. Dhanraj

    Hi Buddy’s

    I got my refund of 1225 from max through cheque and that cheque got cleared as well without any hick-ups in last week. They promised me that once they get documents from employer will inform to me that time i need to pay the amount to them..

    Before i receive the amount i also suspect max these days no one will refund the money after paying to consultant Now max has refunded my money i’m very much sure max consultant is more than 100% genuine.

    1. Sathish

      Hi Dhanraj,

      I have also lost 1.2 Years of time and rupees 35K for the same consultant. They have cheated like any thing.

      Can you help me on how you have got the money refunded.

      Sathish

      1. H1B Expert

        Satish,

        Don’t believe that guy. He may be a fake account created by the same consultancy to attract and assure other applicants.

    2. Be Careful

      I thing this post is by Max Consultant itself. This is a big fraud company operating out of Hyderabad, India. The guy (Kalyan) who runs it is also a fraud. Even his name is fake. The consultants work with Max and Kalyan all work under fake names. They never process application but take money for everything. They will take around Rs. 1.5Lakhs in stages and later on when u will ask for refund as they don’t provide any documents and nothing moves they will refund partially that to by blackmailing you to give good feedback for them on sites like Redbus2us…and take bonds and declarations for not reveling it. Till date not even a single H1B approved for them in last 2 years. They catch hold of new candidates and take around Rs.1.5 Lakhs in stages and refund only 60-70K to the old applicants…..that is their mode of Operations…

  15. Flash News -H1Base-India

    Hello Every one……..Just watched Gemini news, Mr Karthik Alias Sruchit Kumar Gupta was arrested and sent to jail for H1B fraud………..he is CEO of H1base-India.com and also his friend is running Maxconsultant.org…….. Please don’t pay any money to these firms….I lost around 1 Lakh INR but not worried about money, it was my valuable 1.2 years of time wasted because of him, And now I’m gonna show the real hell to him once he is out from Jail…..Counting Started……..

  16. anonymous

    Heard that some candidates taking refund from Max Consultant and applying with other consultants.

    Good going guys….! 🙂

    1. abc

      just call kalyan and get money refund.we are going to get money on Tuesday.also ask him to send I 797 to u.he is escaping and not cmng to office.guys get money first then file a case. we r in that orocess

  17. Mike

    The bad reputation for Max because of following reasons:
    i) Did anybody get stamped till now ? Almost all the candidates who are applied with other sources in 2014 has got stamped, why not Max?
    ii) How long you want keep the I-797 copies with out sharing to candidate?
    iii) Why Max consultant people will not think in candidate perspective(
    Say X has applied H1B through Max but has not been informed in the beginning Max will not disclose receipt number, petition details and I-797 expiry date even after paying $1225)?

        1. Jonecir

          I’ve been reading this website for a year or so. I contacted a few recruiters through this site also.

          What I figured is that this site is a garbage, pure fraud site which does nothing but wast our time (and in many cases the money from people who trusted some companies such as Maxconsultancy).

          So, if you’re interested in finding an H1-B sponsorship, please avoid this site, period!!!

          1. administrator
            Kumar

            RedBus2US does NOT sponsor any visas, please beware of fraud companies and people trying to trick you. This website is meant for sharing information about immigration, education and visas. Just avoid people approaching you that they will sponsor visas from claiming RedBus2US site.

  18. KASI

    I did not say that you are sleeping….I told about the applicants…hope you understood the meaning….

    Heyyy Max Consultant Guys….don’t try to fool people…

    we know that you people regularly watch this site & post some thing positive about Max Consultant.

    Your drama will come to an end very soon….

  19. Akshay

    Dear Kasi

    Thanks for the info which you have posted. I have few questions as you only said if he don’t get documents he will refund the money to us have you applied from max ? if yes have you collected your money from him so far?

    for your kind information don’t blame on the applicants that they are sleeping…. Since December on he was saying his attorney is trying for a documents for all the candidates and if any one is not interested to wait until he gets doc’s he was ready to refund the amount to those candidates..

    As for as i know very well so far he was refunded amount to many of them may be that was the reason no one interested to file the case

    He didn’t say to any candidates so far that they will not refund the amount..
    As per the agreement which i had with them if i go legally against max i will loose the case and money as well.. regarding the same i took legal opinion with one of lawyer…

    You also take a legal opinion from your lawyer regarding the agreement which you had with them..

    I knew he is refunding the money let us not fall into someone’s trap guys if he don’t refund the money then i will also put my hands ..

    One thing i can say he did the transfer successfully to my friend Mr Hegazi who is living in US now on a h1b

    Finally don’t say that candidates are sleeping… everyone is smart enough on they are own way

    1. Shubh

      I thing this post is by Max Consultant itself. This is a big fraud company operating out of Hyderabad, India. The guy (Kalyan) who runs it is also a fraud. Even his name is fake. The consultants work with Max and Kalyan all work under fake names. They never process application but take money for everything. They will take around Rs. 1.5Lakhs in stages and later on when u will ask for refund as they don’t provide any documents and nothing moves they will refund partially that to by blackmailing you to give good feedback for them on sites like Redbus2us…and take bonds and declarations for not reveling it. Till date not even a single H1B approved for them in last 2 years. They catch hold of new candidates and take around Rs.1.5 Lakhs in stages and refund only 60-70K to the old applicants…..that is their mode of Operations…

  20. KASI

    Hot News for those who applied from Max Consultant

    open this link and read 10th news piece (every news topic is separated by a dotted line).

    http://www.eenadu.net/district/inner.aspx?dsname=Hyderabad&info=hyd-zonal#13

    This is regarding the MD of H1 Base India, Mr. Karthik. And who ever invested money, can go and enquire.

    And now why I said this is hot topic for applicants of Max Consultant is, the documents which are provided by Mr.Kalyan, MD of Max Consultant will come from Mr. Karthik, H1 Base India.

    As Mr. Karthik is arrested and in police custody & he will not be able to provide any kind of documents to applicants. (If you force Mr. Kalyan he will try to give you fake ones. for you people (applicants of Max) something is better than nothing right. you people always listen to his Bla bla stories & fall in his trans). If not he will say, wait until the documents are given or will refund the amount. Another BONUS here is Mr. Kalyan says that he will take a legal action on the applicants because he has all the proofs of application. But he will never show them to applicants, he will show only to police. (try to take him there as soon as possible)

    He abuses the candidates brutally in unparliamentary language. So no one says it outside due to humiliation.

    Dear Applicants !! Try to find out that your application is really filed or not. So that you can atleast try for this year.

    My last advice to applicants to Max Consultant & H1 Base India is, if you really hard earned your money, try to go get your money. Otherwise, no one can save you people.

    Out of interest I found out all these things. But the applicants are sleeping.

  21. Aniket

    ********************************************Hi Friends************************************************************

    Those who have been cheated by H1 Base India please share your complaints on Whatsapp number +91 9440623720.

    A special team has been formed by Government to investigate complaints on H1 base India and they would take action once they get sufficient proofs. Please forward emails & documents you have from H1 base team to [email protected]

    Aniket

  22. mike

    The whole story about max consultancy seems disgusting. People who have invested should bring pressure by some means to get the work done either showing employment or tell the fact and return money.

  23. sravya

    Hi Everyone,
    I am currently on H4 and looking for H1B sponsor for 2015-16.
    Can anyone please provide reviews about Niche Software or TekBon Inc.

    Thanks for your help.

  24. Chinni

    Hi Guys,
    We are not here to argue who is right/wrong. All we want is to get a right consultant for a right candidate. Please share any consultant details whom you think is ok.

    We have Max consultant argument going on for days. PLease share the address and other details so that other guys can benefit out of it. So is with other consultancies. If it id not good, share it. Also, share the good one as well. Hope to see good information than masala..here..:)

    1. ANONY

      if you apply you will know the pain. It is not masala. It is pain. Try to understand their situation. or else do not bother.

  25. vivek

    It is not about Max Consultancy or any consultancy, the thing is that people who applied for H-1B visa, start expecting that they will get it within the time limit in which they get their Pan Card in India, however, they must consider that the process to get visa for work in United States is the toughest in comparison to other countries. So I don’t think that it is the fault of Max consultancy.

    1. ankur

      Ofcourse, people are educated and most of them who started their H1B process thru Max in 2014, would have done their homework and are aware of the timelines it takes for processing H1B.
      BUT the real question is does it take an 12-15 months for the visa process ?
      AND if it’s not Max’s fault, they why are they not sharing candidates documents with them ? Ofcourse, people who filed are not immature to compare it with the processing time for PAN card.

  26. hi

    Hi…
    I got a call from i28tech that they gonna apply for h1b application. Can anyone rate this company and also is this company is genuine.

    1. venkat

      I am also looking for reviews of I28tech. One of my friends got H1B through I28tech(he charged 6200$).But i dnt know much details, please share..

      1. bob

        it is illegal to pay for your h1b petition. This information will be given to USCIS along with i28tech employer name. good luck!!!

  27. Dinesh

    Hi Guys!

    Can anyone help to know what is the process of H1B ? I have 2 years of exp as a JAVA developer my girl friend lives in US i wanna go very badly to US ..

  28. arun majumdar

    From my experience, I can say that the documentation work takes time to get done, in many scenarios the delay is being done for the investigation which is necessary to be done by American Govt organizations, I can say so, because most of my in-laws have shifted over there in last 10 years and they have gone under this time taking procedure. I will suggest having patience in these matters.

    1. Ram

      One more article from Times Of India.
      I guess, we all residents of Hyderabad should come forward and approach Central Crime police station and place our case infront of them about MAX cheating us and let them do the rest.

      Hyderabad: A techie and his partner cheated more than a hundred people by promising to provide them with job visas to the United States.

      The software engineer, V. Srujit Kumar Gupta, 26, a BITS Pilani graduate, took a total of around Rs 73 lakh from all the victims by assuring them a visa.

      The Central Crime Station police arrested Srujit and his associate Praveen Babu, 28, after raiding their firm — Maark Overseas Consultancy — at Somajiguda.

      Police said Praveen, a resident of Golnaka, would convince the victims by explaining the steps involved in getting the visas. Once the victim was convinced, they would seek for money for document verification, USCIS, and embassy fees. Each victim was told to pay more than Rs 70,000 for the processing of their visa.

      However, when they asked for their visa after paying the amount, the accused would not respond, or postpone date to deliver the visa, investigation officials said.

      Police said the duo had taken money from as many as 158 job-seekers. Cops seized net cash of Rs 48.8 lakh and a Skoda Rapid car from the accused.

        1. xyz

          Yes Ram is 100% True, I am one of the Victim.
          Praveen Babu (Maark Overseas Consultancy) short guy speaks English fluently to cheat and invisible MD Mr Srujit Kumar (Alias Karthic) works from background in preparing fake documents of petitions.
          These two guys got arrested in 2013 by Lakdikapul Central Crime Station Police.
          On request of police embassay guys came and verified the list which these fake given to police and confirmed that embassay does not have any info regarding the list of victims.

  29. Anonymous

    If MAX has dupped so many candidates why ain’t anybody complaining against them?? Don’t you guys want your money back , don’t you want them to be behind bars??
    Please file a complaint guys !!

  30. anony

    If MAX has dupped so many candidates why ain’t anybody complaining against them?? Don’t you guys want your money back , don’t you want them to be behind bars??
    Please file a complaint guys !!

  31. sridhar

    I can certainly say that one of my friends who were eager to work in America, under the influence of his relatives, visited an agent who promised to get the job visa for America. More than 2 years he has wasted apart from huge amount of money, but he never got the chance to visit there. Finally he came in terms with Max and he is now well settled in America.

    1. Vivek

      Here’s an interesting read from Times Of India,

      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/One-caught-for-fake-job-racket/articleshow/46243661.cms

      One caught for fake job racket

  32. AS

    Hi Guys,

    Any reviews about Grey Parrot Tech ?
    I am thinking of dealing with this company for H1B filing ?
    Has anyone heard about any cases against them or its good ?

    Thanks,
    Amit

  33. Desi

    From my personal experience, i havent heard of any such consultancy in India, who are real good at what they do.
    The possible options would be to look out for an employer who is ready to offer a job overseas (ofcourse, you will have to apply for a job and get thru all that processing) and will bear your sponsorship costs .
    Alternatively, you could apply for a PR either for Canada OR Australia. There is an option called as Express Visa for Canada which is currently open.

    And in my honest opinion, never go with MAX CONSULTANCY, in HYDERABAD. You will only waste your time and money which you are not going to get back AND all your efforts will be in vain.

    1. Nusrat

      Hi Rashmi,

      I can recommend MAX CONSULTANT as one of the finest and low investment consultant as one of my friend got Transfer petition done from MAX in last year May, 2014. Now its my turn to fly as early as possible.

      1. h1b

        Nusrat.. dont talk in the air.. if u have enough proof then only say that max is a good consultate. Rubbish u say. Max has ruined our careers. Till date they could not schedule a single visa interview. Soon kalyan will b behind the bar.

        1. H1B applicant

          Yes MAX is a BIG fraud..they are trying to spam our reviews by posting religious stories..Kalyan earned 30 to 40 lacs after his expenditure

    1. Vivek

      Hi Shwetha,

      From my personal experience, i havent heard of any such consultancy in India, who are real good at what they do.
      The possible options would be to look out for an employer who is ready to offer a job overseas (ofcourse, you will have to apply for a job and get thru all that processing) and will bear your sponsorship costs .
      Alternatively, you could apply for a PR either for Canada OR Australia. There is an option called as Express Visa for Canada which is currently open.

      And in my honest opinion, never go with MAX CONSULTANCY, in HYDERABAD. You will only waste your time and money which you are not going to get back AND all your efforts will be in vain.

      Cheers,

      Vivek Verma

    1. jeeva

      These are forgery documents.these are being edited with your names.
      ask them if they can share the document.ask them one week time to verify .ask them to verify with us consulate over the phone infront of you.

  34. sudheer

    Hi Guys,

    Even i met max consultants last month and paid consultancy fees as well, but after seeing all the comments i’m bit worried about to go ahead with this consultant or not…

    Can you guys please suggest….

    1. Ram

      Hi Sudheer,

      Did you pay fees for this year i mean for 2016 of visa processing ? Then you have a chance to get that money back. The sad part is people who applied last year have not been given any formal confirmation by Max. You must have already read some posts that they’re showing up invalid i797 copies to candidates.
      I’d suggest you not to go with Max, stop your processing here and safe a lot of time and money for yourself.
      Many of the candidates have been chasing Max staff for over 1.5 years now and have been disappointed.

      Regards,

      Ram

  35. Nusrat

    Hey,
    Just seen my I-797 copy with MAX. They have lifted my confidence once again after very long time. Its been almost 7 months waiting for an update. Finally reserved my seat in US in my dream. Hope this confidence to be delivered the same till i join the Employer in US.

    1. jee

      did you see the I-707 copy at max office? I know, this happened to me.It is faked doc.why do nt you ask them to call US consulate in front of you if it is genuine?They will mention few junk reasons.

      even i am ready to pay 5K$, when they only process my Visa. I am not worry about their job.FYI, I am also being selected as per max by lottery and got i-797.This Max document and made by Max and valid for max only.it will not have value in US consulate.They will not share these details as they are fake.They have hidden agenda to collect money from 2016 batch. if they collect 30K from 200 guys, it is enough revenue for them.

    1. Raj

      No one till now, all the previous year applicants are still waiting it. Please be careful with the consultancy. we have already wasted one year

      1. Laxmi

        I think some of them got their I-797 copies. As far as i knew their trying very hard to schedule the interviews dates for them in march/april

        1. kumar

          The I-797c shown my MAX Consultancy are not original and not genuine. Please see the link here and the difference – http://www.uscis.gov/forms/form-i-797c-notice-action
          there is a lot of difference before 2012 and after 2012 document. More over we need the I-797b copy and not ‘c’.

          1. jeeva

            why are you guys wasting time to post and discuss about the max consulatnat ,Hyd.I am also victim of them.I lost money and time.I would suggest, not to go with them
            They are not sharing the documents, because these documents are forgery document.Someway they are maintaining their office to collect the money however small from candidates for year 2016 and then shutdown the company.This is what the kalyan has done in past. go through the all discussions and links, you will understand the truth.

            I am saying this because recently one of my friend is also victimized by them after me.he is not even getting money.

            do not trust this company if you want to save money and time. Moreever you will loose the peace if you are victim.

        2. jeeva

          Hi laxmi,

          i do not know your positive attitude in spite of of so much incidents with them.Good to be positive for health reasons.

          can you answer why are they cancelled the appointments for visa interview last month.I am also victim of that?

          On same day, I have happened to visit the consulate office to check if my appointment was done really or not.

          I got to know that no appointment was fixed in my name.when i asked same to max,they said the clever answer that cancelen appointments can not be tracked.

          if we want to verify over US consulate help line, then we do not have the details required for verification.

          It is completely fake appointments shared with us.Same also hold good for approved petitions.

          I know Max guys are seeing this post regularly.It is question to them,
          can you share the rejected petitions or names of the candidates with proof?Here proof means not by docs showing in paper or computer in max office.
          proof means to be verified by online.

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