Amazon H1 transfer RFE - Fragomen

CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
Jun 24 37 Comments

My H1 transfer with Amazon has gone into RFE. Fragomen is still to receive RFE details but I would like to know how much time do they usually take to respond to RFE?

My joining date has already pushed two times due to delay in filing and I am afraid that I may lose the opportunity 😔 . Is Amazon flexible in these kinds of situations?

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  • Synchrony ————
    Deadline for my RFE was Oct 6, Fragomen sent the docs with overnight shipping on Oct 5. Now imagine if that package got misplaced. Fortunately, it was approved. Can’t say about Amazon but Fragomen is definitely slower than snail.
    Jun 24 2
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      Was your petition Amazon's too?
      Jun 24
    • Amazon / Eng AMZNMusic
      This was my experience with Fragomen when they got my RFE for H-1B (not transfer). They overnight shipped a week before the deadline when they had 2-3 months of lead time. In the meantime, they refused to give me any clear answers on what they were doing.

      Terrible company in my experience.
      Jun 24
  • Cisco open99
    Yes they are , just talk to your hiring manager.
    I negotiated my start date contingent on H1 approval +2 weeks notice period at my current company
    Don’t worry , they have already invested in you by applying H1 , they won’t let it go
    Just be proactive about communicating the delay with hiring manager and recruiter
    Jun 24 1
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      Thank you, it's helpful! I have looped in my recruiter and HM in all emails with Fragomen.
      Jun 24
  • Amazon / Eng
    rakesono

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    500 Startups
    rakesonomore
    Like others mentioned the hiring team and management should be very flexible with the joining date but I’d like to you to be more cautious and pro active with Fragomen as they are THE slowest of all immigration attorneys I have worked with in my 10 year H1 journey.
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon OgoA30
    Stay on top of Fragomen, keep following in regular intervals. Provide details to Fragomen and manager as and when asked. It will take at least a month for Fragomen to gather all documents and letters before they reply to RFE. Be patience, it will get approved.
    Jun 24 0
  • Dish Network kukujy
    I got RFE on may 16 they are working at snail pace. I would suggest move your Joining date to 3 week from RFE dead line. I did the same. Fragomen sucks
    Jun 24 3
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      Are you joining Amazon too?
      Jun 24
    • Dish Network kukujy
      Yes AWS
      Jun 24
    • Wipro rujA53
      Hi Kukujy,
      Just checking to see if your RFE got approved ? How much time did Fragomen took to reply back for your RFE ?
      Aug 14
  • Cerner / Eng thatwaswh
    @op what position is this for
    Jun 28 1
  • New
    dkoilada

    New

    PRE
    NetApp
    dkoiladamore
    Hey don’t worry about it much. I joined amazon after my H1 approval they waited for me for months, I can share more information DM me
    Jun 25 0
  • Amazon MrDeskCry
    Think of the worst cast scenario as far as your offer goes - the position is filled and every other position in the team is also filled. There's still thousands of openings in the company as a whole, and at worst you'll be directed to another team (most likely in the same organization as well). You'll be fine.
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon fjords
    I pushed my joining date for almost 7 months.. so you should be ok
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    dfhp44

    Amazon Mgmt

    PRE
    IBM
    dfhp44more
    Very flexible
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon bYSf04
    It's been 2 months and Fragomen didn't submit my RFE
    Jun 24 5
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      What's the RFE about?
      Jun 24
    • Amazon bYSf04
      Specialized knowledge proof. Fragomen shared RFE details very late though USCIS issued it long back
      Jun 24
    • Amazon LayZ
      I got an RFE today. I'm in OPT period. What's the best follow up strategy for me that you'd recommend with Fragomen?
      Jun 24
    • Amazon bYSf04
      Did Fragomen shared any doc with you to prepare. If not ask that first as it's a painful task and you would need some time. Submit all doc in one go and ask Fragomen to review whole doc before asking for any clarification. In my case they keep on asking one or other details just to buy time and finally add Amazon immigration email in cc if they delay
      Jun 24
    • Amazon LayZ
      Thanks, dude! I got the update from uscis.gov portal, and haven't heard anything from Fragomen yet. I'm sending them a mail right now.
      Jun 24
  • Amazon jJbS61
    Is it in premium processing? Ask your HM to file it in premium you should be good to go in 2 weeks
    Jun 24 3
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      Yes it's premium but I'm concerned about the time Fragomen may take to prepare the RFE response.
      Jun 24
    • Amazon jJbS61
      Since you mentioned the rfe is about specialized occupation, they will send you a doc which is like in a tabular format and you have to fill all the details. Just keep in touch with them on a regular basis. I had to go through 2 h1 rfes for 2 different roles and dealing with fragomen is painful. But you should be good. All the best :)
      Jun 24
    • Amazon fjords
      Time to prepare depends on how big the RFE is. Most of the times the questions can be answered by reframing the points in initial application. If that's the case, the time to create RFE response is fast.
      Jun 24
  • Wipro rujA53
    Hi OP,

    Any update on your RFE, did it got cleared ?
    Aug 14 2
    • CVS Pharmacy Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      Not replied yet. They are still working on expert letter, manager letter etc.
      Aug 14
    • Wipro rujA53
      Okay thanks . I applied for Sol Arch role in AWS and received RfE few days back .
      Aug 14
  • Wayfair / Eng
    lLmi30

    Wayfair Eng

    PRE
    Wayfair, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra
    BIO
    software engineer
    lLmi30more
    RFE received - 28 April
    RFE deadline date - 21 July
    Fragomen planning to file - 10 July

    Dont know what Fragomen had been doing for 2 months? They are excruciating slow and barely respond to your follow up. But from what I have heard they do their job well and try to make sure the max chances of approval.

    Going to AWS.
    Jun 25 2
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      This is scary! I have been asking them for 2 days about RFE details but no word from them yet.
      Jun 25
    • Amazon jJbS61
      That’s always the case with them! They will wait till the deadline and some times your packet is received by USCIS even a couple of days after the deadline. I don’t know if this is a strategy or just plain procrastination but I have heard the chances of approval are more if the rfe response is filed just before the deadline. Doesn’t make sense though
      Jun 25
  • Tata Consultancy Services kng_julian
    OP. I’m filling out details on Fragomen website. Can you help as I have doubts filling some of the fields? Thanks
    Jun 24 1
  • Amazon WVAl42
    They take a little over 2 months at the minimum. I actually have a very responsive team, but need to quality check the work regularly (they sent me the template without the job description and multiple incomplete sentences in a few places). Be diligent and keep following up.
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon / Eng tintinpan
    Respond to RFE varies a lot based on RFE type. If it is something stupid like resume missing, fees check missing or some other uscis error (yes those happen a lot), fragomen would be as quick as a week. If it is something more serious like prove job responsibilities, your skills, education etc, it can take longer to prepare paperwork. It can take about a month. Regardless, don't worry about joining date and try to keep patience. If everything is valid RFE will clear sooner or later and you will join amazon
    Jun 24 0