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?
YoE: 1.5 years
TC: in INR, doesn't matter
- 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 💍
- Tesla ffokcufI 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.
- Homeaway ppMg64These 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.
- 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.
- Adobe @dbeIt 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!