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Apr 30, 2018 22 Comments

What companies apply for green card right away without waiting for h1b ? In other words, what companies file for your green card on F1 Visa ? And on opt ?

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  • Oracle / Eng chic
    Stay away from Amazon esp if you are a new grad. They had a weird policy of not starting GC until promotion. Not sure if that's true now.

    Also, you can always negotiate this when you are negotiating your offer. Always bring this up!
    Apr 30, 2018 1
    • Amazon Inductor
      That was dropped since Jan 2017. Now if you were not born in a back log country, they start the green card process even before you join the company.
      Apr 30, 2018
  • Google UBdG56
    Google, started my process as soon as I met my team.
    Apr 30, 2018 6
    • New / Eng Chime!
      That was before your first day or after?
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Google UBdG56
      After my first day. Maybe first two weeks? I initiated process (schedule lawyer call) on first day.
      Apr 30, 2018
    • New / Eng Chime!
      Can you briefly summarize the process of initiating the process?
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Google UBdG56
      Visit go/iwantagreencard . You talk with lawyer who helps you finalize description of your job, then you get manager sign off, letters from past employers/school confirming the skills in your job description, and then they will apply. It’s a long process (mine was overly long, took ~2.5 months to send application) , but you can start ASAP.
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Google MsTechGBO
      Omg UbdG56 I had no idea Google sponsors greencard like that. Been in the US 11 months. Kicking this off now. How long would this process take end to end?
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Google GglPotato
      For anyone interested, the batch PERM process expected to now take ~1.5 years
      Sep 14, 2018
  • but if you reach I 140 step(perm phase is fine) before getting H-1B, you will be in trouble, because F1 Visa is not dual intent. check with lawyer
    Apr 30, 2018 3
    • Microsoft n0
      No you won't because your employer is sponsoring not a family member. I've asked and my lawyers have said it's fine.
      Apr 30, 2018
    • I checked with Fragomen... that's what they told me.
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Amazon / Product Ulub72
      If you are not from a backlog and get your GC within a year you are fine.
      May 1, 2018
  • Oath / Eng areureal
    WTF .. shouldn’t companies look for American citizens first before promising anything ...
    Apr 30, 2018 2
    • SAP
      cissna

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      cissnamore
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      True, that's part of the green card application process
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Oath / Eng areureal
      Ok thanks for informing..
      Apr 30, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng
    osjelxqi

    Facebook Eng

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    Google, Microsoft
    osjelxqimore
    Microsoft certainly does
    Apr 30, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn hot13399
    Linkedin
    Apr 30, 2018 0
  • Salesforce Circle⭕️
    Facebook
    Apr 30, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng
    noob-boy

    Google Eng

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    noob-boymore
    Wouldn't it be not optimal though? Once you file for green card, your eligibility for OPT STEM EXTN is gone.
    May 8, 2018 0
  • Amazon mLbN84
    Amazon filed for my GC within 1 month after I joined
    May 3, 2018 0
  • Intel / Mktg
    3513

    Intel Mktg

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    Intel
    Apr 30, 2018 0

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