Amazon Visa Denial

New HVRt57
Jun 18 17 Comments

What does Amazon do if it seems like you’re ineligible for TN status (non matching degree) or your Visa gets denied?

What’s the approximate timeline and what options do you have for team matching?

Signed an offer with Amazon Seattle, Canadian in Toronto, would prefer to stay in NA

2YOE, 220k TC, SDEII/L5

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    fahrenheit

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    Zalando
    fahrenheitmore
    Your recruiter can forward your interview feedback to hiring managers for other positions in other offices. You should be able to get an offer for a different location without any further interviews, beyond a quick conversation with the hiring manager to explain the role and check if you're interested. Expect lower TC though.
    Jun 18 4
    • New HVRt57
      OP
      TC isn’t the biggest concern - do you know how long this might take and how much choice do you have in terms of team?
      Jun 18
    • Amazon
      fahrenheit

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      It'll be very specific to your circumstances. The internal job board always has a lot of openings everywhere but most likely you'll be routed based on recruiters having past experience or connections with other recruiters and hiring managers. Some hiring managers would expect to interview you again, which would suck of course, but your recruiter should work to get you assigned without need for that. It's also easier if you interviewed at e.g. a hiring event vs. a specific position for a specific team. It took a couple weeks for me and I spoke to three recruiters and two hiring managers in the meantime.
      Jun 18
    • New HVRt57
      OP
      Oof okay, thanks!

      I’ll definitely keep sharp on leetcode then
      Jun 18
    • Amazon Doby2468
      Hopefully your recruiter will help you push back against asks for more loops. It’s bad for candidate experience, it’s for the managers to trust Amazon’s company wide bar. Most do. All the best!
      Jun 18
  • Amazon badonka
    TN usually goes with no problems for Mexicans and Canadians as long as your degree is valid and your criminal record is clean. I would not worry too much. At least that was my experience.
    Jun 18 5
    • New HVRt57
      OP
      Degree issue 😥 - had offers withdrawn due to this
      Jun 18
    • Amazon badonka
      What was the issue? 😕
      Jun 18
    • New / Eng LGNj72
      Non traditional background - have a life sciences STEM degree

      Citadel and 2S pulled offers, signed with Amazon
      Jul 2
    • New yc123Gh
      Did you already go through the TN process? I’m in the same situation with Amazon as well
      Jul 2
    • New / Eng LGNj72
      In the middle right now, looking for reassurance that I can still have a job LOL

      Fragomen said it’s likely for a rejection at the border, so they’re filing with USCIS and premium processing

      A friend said after she submitted her documents they straight up said she wouldn’t get in, and she found a position with Amazon in Toronto
      Jul 3
  • Amazon XIRf11
    Join an Amazon teambin Vancouver, Canada. Then after a year you might be eligible for L1 if you want to go to the US
    Jun 18 1
    • New HVRt57
      OP
      Do you know what team matching is like? Reinterview?
      Jun 18
  • NASDAQ cTrt88
    Did your TN already get rejected? What is the degree ?
    Jun 18 1
    • New HVRt57
      OP
      Life sciences STEM - had other companies withdraw offers
      Jun 18
  • Amazon poopiePie
    Toronto is NA. Do you mean USA?
    Jun 18 1
    • New HVRt57
      OP
      No I mean NA - if I can’t get into the US would I have the option of Toronto/Vancouver offices? What kind of timeline would that have?
      Jun 18