GF in the USA and I'm in India

Microsoft gfintheusa
Jan 26 27 Comments

We were dating and soon after graduation she went to the USA for her masters and I joined Microsoft. Since in Microsoft, international transfers aren't allowed for anyone below L62, I'm looking for other possible ways of going to the USA.
Do companies in the USA hire people directly from India?
L60
YoE: 1.5 years
TC: in INR, doesn't matter

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Google trickier
    Marry her.
    Jan 264
    • Microsoft gfintheusa
      OP
      That won't solve my problem as I would still be jobless
      Jan 26
    • Google trickier
      You asked for possible ways to go to US. You can come here and then search for jobs.
      Jan 26
    • 8x8 / Enggarbledtxt
      @Trickier I guess you do not understand how visa works! How can he come here and then search jobs, he is not a US citizen
      Jan 26
    • Google trickier
      My comment was in continuation with my original answer. If he marries, then he can come on F2/H4. Then he applies to colleges that give day 1 OPT. Apply for full time jobs and apply for H1 from there. For H4 he doesn't when have to go through day 1 OPT thing.
      Jan 26
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions XgsJva6
    Go for MS. Finish in 1.5 years, get a job. Win-win for all
    Jan 260
  • Bloomberg / Eng
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    Like the person above said, that’s probably the easiest way 💍 But to answer your question, to sponsor a brand new H1B is very hard to get from a big US company, the lottery is your biggest hurdle. Smaller US companies have better luck in the H1B “initial petition” system, but now with premium processing on hold then it just got 10x harder. So in a nutshell, not impossible but like we said 💍
    Jan 263
    • LexisNexis Risk Solutions XgsJva6
      Isn't premium processing going to start next week?
      Jan 26
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      Oh wait she went for her masters, so 💍 won’t get you anywhere until she’s out of uni ...
      Jan 26
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      Re: Premium, Donno but the rest stands even if it does restart
      Jan 26
  • Tesla ffokcuf
    I don’t really understand why Indians are still trying to come to the US. Green card wait time more than 80 years.
    I spoke with some folks moved back to India and it’s not so bad over there now.
    Good luck.
    Jan 261
    • Microsoft gfintheusa
      OP
      Not going there for myself. I wouldn't want to go to the USA if my gf wasn't there
      Jan 26
  • 8x8 / Enggarbledtxt
    Your options:
    1. Get an L-1 Visa and get transferred to US
    2. Get an H1-B and move to US
    3. Get an F-1 and study in US same like your GF
    4. Get married come here as a dependent
    5. Get married and she moves to India
    6. Break up and find new people
    Jan 260
  • Homeaway ppMg64
    These days it’s pretty hard to get to the US. No company will hire directly due to the uncertainty around H1Bs. Internal transfer is not a possibility for you as you rightly stated.

    So the only option for you is to either dump your GF and find someone else or go the masters route yourself.
    Jan 260
  • Reddit y34bas
    TC or GTFO
    Jan 260
  • Oracle zyfxx
    Let her go back and join MS in India? Why would you want to ruin your lives waiting for visas? It's not guaranteed that she'll get a visa either.
    Jan 262
    • Microsoft gfintheusa
      OP
      There are high chances that she will get a visa. It doesn't makes much sense for her to come back to India because it will be very difficult for her to pay for her loans with an Indian salary
      Jan 26
    • Oracle zyfxx
      High chances in a visa lottery? Does she have a job in the US already?Indian companies seem to pay almost a US Midwest salary from what I know. What was her plan to pay the loans back if she didn't get a visa after opt anyway?
      Jan 26
  • Adobe @dbe
    It is highly unlikely that a US company is going to hire you from India. There are no appropriate visas. You can try entering the H1B lottery via one of the fradulent desi consultancies but that’s just shady.

    The best option is to go to school. If your goal is to be back at a job asap, I recommend looking at the 1 year M.Eng degree at Cornell. Given you are working at MSFT India, you won’t have trouble getting in if you have a CS undergrad degree with a decent GPA.

    Build a relationship with one or more hiring managers at Microsoft US so that they can hire you after you graduate. If you time it right, your break from work will be under a year. If you enter in spring you can also do an internship to cover your tuition but I wouldn’t worry too much about that. Good luck!
    Jan 262
    • Capital One / Engiti
      Will you qualify for H1B under stem if you do M.eng?
      Jan 26
    • Google trickier
      Yes
      Jan 26
  • Amazon J.B.
    Move to L62?
    Jan 262
    • Microsoft gfintheusa
      OP
      Yes, that's an option but it will take time and I want to move ASAP
      Jan 26
    • Amazon J.B.
      If you really like her, shoot for MS in the same college. Though it will slow down your career by 2 years as you will again have to start at the entry level position post MS. So it’s about time you pick between your career and her. 😐
      Jan 26
  • Amazon alapq
    Break up
    Mar 30
  • Google euBx84
    Get promoted. Fast. Once per year and you'll be in us in no time.
    Jan 260
  • Honda / OtherPeace9898
    Wedding
    Jan 260

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