Got my H1B Transfer Approved today!

Sep 20, 2018 11 Comments

Here is a story. I was working with a startup and I was days away from getting my i140. One of my managers who hated me took the advantage of a recent merger, and I was let go.

I joined my previous role back but my visa transfer got an RFE. This is despite the fact that I was working for the same company and same role before joining the startup.

I was afraid that the RFE might be rejected so I applied for another job at Amazon and the second visa transfer went through.

The immigration team at Amazon did a phenomenal job and they filed my application just before the halt on premium processing was about to be enforced.

Life is full of ups and downs but don't give up, this is land of hope and freedom :)

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TOP 11 Comments
  • OP
    AND my manager confirmed that Amazon will initiate my GC process ASAP. :)
    Sep 20, 2018 2
    • Apple MattyD
      Great! How many years left on your H1B?
      Sep 20, 2018
    • OP
      Till end of 2020. Not sure if it's enough ....
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    Wow
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng half_life
    Congrats, the immigration team at amzn seems to be top notch. Even my friends there skipped the labor testing / PERM so everything was fast tracked directly to 140/485
    Sep 22, 2018 0
  • Twitter Ronram
    Congrats.such a relief.
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Apple MattyD
    Congratulations
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng dogberg
    Congrats!
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    Unluckyguy

    New Eng

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    Unluckyguymore
    are you joining as sde1 or sde2 ?

    I don’t think they sponsor for sde- 1’s
    Sep 20, 2018 2
    • OP
      Senior TPM
      Sep 20, 2018
    • New / Eng
      Unluckyguy

      New Eng

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      Unluckyguymore
      Ok, surprised that urs was not filed yet
      Sep 20, 2018