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H-1B transfer - got RFE

Feb 7

Just created an account on Blind to post this.

Current role: software engineer
Future role: software engineer
Degree: B.S. in Computer Science (honors graduate) from one of the top 10 CS schools in the U.S.
Not Indian or Chinese (mentioning this just so you know this trend is not specific to certain countries)
YOE: 4
TC: 190k

Microsoft submitted the application early October to California service center, it got moved to Vermont mid January, and got RFE towards the end of the month. Msft lawyers haven't received the official reason yet (will update once they do), but I'm just posting this for people who are still considering joining on receipt: DO NOT, unless you really have to. Luckily my to-be manager has been willing to wait.

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  • Groupon shockerrr
    Same here. I got the receipt early october, moved to a different center mid jan and got an RFE around end jan. I got it for employer - employee relationship. My lawyers are currently preparing a response, seems like it will take around 2-3 weeks to prepare the response. Hopefully premium opens up by that time.
    Feb 74
    • EMC rob0608
      What about employer-employee relationship? Is yours a contract position?
      Feb 7
    • Groupon shockerrr
      No its not a contract position. I am moving to facebook. USCIS just wanted to confirm that it is a full time role.
      Feb 7
    • Amazon / EngWwoR07
      Is this for SDE role? And for which level?
      Feb 8
    • Groupon shockerrr
      SDE E4
      Feb 8
  • New / Eng
    rJDf33

    NewEng

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    Verizon
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    Feb 70
  • New / OtherAuntHilda
    I hope it works out. Good luck.
    Feb 70
  • OP
    Lawyers responded. Reason for RFE is specialty occupation. They need over a month to get everything together for a hopefully a solid response. Let's hope PP comes back by then.
    12h2
    • Qualcomm NotInQ
      Premium processing is back, if you have filled before Dec 21, 2018.
      12h
    • OP
      Application was filed before Dec. 21st yes. Hopefully they'll let the RFE response be filed with PP (since RFE was received in 2019)
      12h
  • Mphasis / ProjectWaitbutY?
    One possible reason could be your wage level in the LCA. Is it Level II? A lot of applications being questioned for being on Level II.
    Feb 71
    • OP
      Yes it's L61 (SDE 2) 138k base. Prevailing level 2 wage for my county is $113,318 year.
      Feb 7
  • New / Eng
    BogoSort

    NewEng

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    Samsung Electronics
    BogoSortmore
    It is likely just procedural. H1B approvals are tied to location, responsibility and pay. So, USCIS just wants to keep some paperwork on file to justify any change.
    Feb 70
  • Microsoft molen
    This is crazy
    Feb 70
  • Symantec bHJW41
    Interesting! Wonder what could be the reason.
    Feb 70

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