AMA, My H1B transfer petition got approved today

Microsoft / Eng 24816
Sep 5, 2018 33 Comments

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LCA- filed 2nd week of August approved August 17

Did international travel August 15 to 28

H1b transfer - filed and received August 30, approved Sept 5

Current employer: MSFT
Future employer: DocuSign
Position: Sr Software Engineer, Seattle

California service center

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  • New / Eng
    Recentdad

    New Eng

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    Recentdadmore
    I liked your post because this is the only good thing I have heard today
    Sep 5, 2018 4
    • Microsoft / Eng 24816
      OP
      I am glad to help 😊
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Seriously, we should probably start a poll and include company names for RFe/ rejects/ approval to combat the misinformation out there
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Microsoft ????????//
      Neighsayer: use trackitt
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Capital One / Other Dfjsbsj
      What is trackitt
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Microsoft 🍿<==
    Congrats OP! πŸŽ‰
    Sep 5, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng 24816
      OP
      🍻πŸ₯‚πŸ»
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng 5'6"Indian
    Will you have access to tech company offer letters at DocuSign?
    Sep 5, 2018 2
    • Just like how you have access to all Facebook photos? Stupid guy!
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng 5'6"Indian
      Depending on the role at DocuSign, access is very much possible.
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Capital One / Other Dfjsbsj
    California service center?
    Sep 5, 2018 2
    • Microsoft ????????//
      Has to be California service center. He/She changed the employer.
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 24816
      OP
      Yup, California service center
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Kindly state if the needful work will be done, my friend
    Sep 5, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng 24816
      OP
      ??
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Microsoft PurrPose
      Troll
      Sep 5, 2018
  • AQR unclear
    Congrats.
    is it safe to travel while Visa transfer is in process? What if it's new H1 B and need stamping?
    Sep 5, 2018 5
    • Microsoft / Eng 24816
      OP
      No it's not safe and that was most concerning thing for me as there is not much or confusing advice on internet

      Basically your visa transfer is based on your I 94 and my attorney told me after travel you will get new I 94, USCiS will treat the petition as abandoned because I 94 submitted with application is not valid anymore
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 24816
      OP
      I don't know about new H1b
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Microsoft compiler
      Can you confirm if these are correct-

      - you need to be in country when applying for new i797 for employer change. In your case, you did it by coming back on 28th and applying on 30th.

      - H1b stamp is needed only when it expires, you can use the old stamp with new 797.

      Sep 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 24816
      OP
      @compiler yup that sounds good but I would double check last part.

      What I was told by the attorney that if you don't show your new 797 and your old visa is still valid then during port of entry immigration officer will give new i94 based on old visa, that nullifies your new 797
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Microsoft compiler
      I think he was talking about last action rule which means latest i94 overrides older ones so visa based i94 nullifies new 797 i94. I don't think he meant 797 itself nullifies.
      Sep 7, 2018
  • Postmates The RΓΈck
    New salary and yoe?
    Sep 5, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng 24816
      OP
      155 base, 7 YOE
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Postmates The RΓΈck
      Ohhhh got good stocks? Base feels a bit low :(
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Softvision AOoB63
    Congratulations! ... What’s Microsoftβ€˜s name on your H1B petition?
    Nov 14 0
  • Amazon Superzcgub
    Have you received your approval letter in hard copy?if so, how long did it take?
    Sep 24, 2018 0
  • FactSet CodeGeek
    Congrats!
    Sep 6, 2018 0
  • Williams-Sonoma XhIP67
    Congrats
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Microsoft SlumdogTC
    Why would you leave our amazing amazing company?
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Wipro ETaI07
    Congratulations πŸΎπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • F5 Networks / Eng cardib
    Congrats!
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng 5'6"Indian
    What's your new TC?
    Sep 5, 2018 0

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