H1B premium processing suspension wait is killing me!

Autodesk CaIk45
Jan 2 35 Comments

I’ve got an offer from Apple back in September and waiting on the transfer to be approved. I don’t do shit at my current work and surf the web all day long, hardly work for 30 minutes in a day (team is laid back as well)

I feel useless being so damn unproductive, been a top performer for the last 2 years and not enjoying this time of my career.

Anybody else in the same boat?

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TOP 35 Comments
  • PayPal what’s up
    I hear you man.
    Same here but can’t take the risk of joining on receipt. Feels like the modern day prison!
    Jan 2 9
    • PayPal what’s up
      I will definitely feel bad for the team I won’t end up joining in case both of them is approved. They agreed to wait till approval and super nice hiring managers. With the amount of rejections and no premium processing I have to watch out for myself first.
      Jan 2
    • Apple Mickey21
      Are you allowed to file 2 H1 transfers simultaneously and if both get approved , join any one ??
      Jan 3
    • New / Consultant
      keef

      New Consultant

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      Morningstar, Bloomberg
      keefmore
      Yup you can legally work on more than one h1b
      Jan 3
    • PayPal sgskagbej
      I checked with the lawyer - you can have as many applications as you want for H1B transfers but at any point in time you can work only for one company
      Jan 3
    • New / Consultant
      keef

      New Consultant

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      Morningstar, Bloomberg
      keefmore
      Incorrect. You can technically work for more that one company at a time with multiple H1bs, the problem is who will work those insane hours? Since both companies would want your time
      Jan 4
  • US Navy / IT Boonaki
    Trump was supposed to redo the H1B process, when is that happening?
    Jan 2 2
  • Apple hJdJ14
    The wait is rewarding. You will get stock on sale
    Jan 2 1
    • PayPal what’s up
      Yes maybe but I’m losing on monthly base salary significantly. Got a 60k bump on my base, 6 months wait meaning loss of real 30k cash
      Jan 2
  • Microsoft horizontal
    I am in same boat with an offer in hand since September.

    Hoping premium processing will open up in February and I will ask them to change my application to premium.

    The wait is killing me. Sometimes I have an urge to join as I already have receipt.
    Jan 2 0
  • Tencent
    TdbT58

    Tencent

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    Salesforce
    TdbT58more
    how long have you wait already?
    Jan 3 5
    • PayPal sgskagbej
      2.5 months already since is been filed
      Jan 3
    • Tencent
      TdbT58

      Tencent

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      Salesforce
      TdbT58more
      is it a PP?
      Jan 3
    • PayPal sgskagbej
      Nope regular processing. If there is RFE is going to delay even further
      Jan 3
    • Tencent
      TdbT58

      Tencent

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      Salesforce
      TdbT58more
      It took 2.5 months even without RFE?!
      Jan 3
    • PayPal sgskagbej
      I’m still waiting, not approved yet
      Jan 3
  • New / Biz Dev
    cable

    New Biz Dev

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    GfK
    cablemore
    After today's news I would consider twice before going to work for them. Good luck though!
    Jan 3 5
    • Facebook Imagine0
      What news?
      Jan 3
    • New / Biz Dev
      cable

      New Biz Dev

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      GfK
      cablemore
      Seriously?:)
      Jan 3
    • Facebook Imagine0
      Serious, what news? Tell me man, no kidding
      Jan 3
    • Facebook Imagine0
      You mean Apple stock news or some new immigration news
      Jan 3
    • New / Biz Dev
      cable

      New Biz Dev

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      GfK
      cablemore
      It's not only China. Other premium manufacturers are doing still ok there. Apple has a global demand issue.
      Jan 3
  • Cisco Bagxusyzh
    In the same boat, I hope premium processing resumes in February else it’s going to take ages
    Jan 2 2
    • Autodesk CaIk45
      OP
      Where you going to?
      Jan 2
    • Cisco Bagxusyzh
      Its a startup in SF in container monitoring and security space
      Jan 3
  • LinkedIn / Data
    JGtf83

    LinkedIn Data

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    500 Startups
    BIO
    Why no access to company topics
    JGtf83more
    The same for me. Got the offer in Sep. now I am seriously considering joining on receipt.
    Jan 3 1
    • Facebook / Eng Someboddy
      Which company are you joining?
      Jan 4
  • Solstice jBaP48
    On same boat got my offer in October from a AI start up and the company was so lazy they applied my visa on dec 3rd now they want me to join on receipt. since its a start up dint want to take any risk. i keep requesting them to wait till feb.
    Jan 3 0
  • Amazon HAzq58
    Just wonder what if the transfer failed after joined on receipt, will they place you in an abroad office? So you can wait in your home country for example while waiting to get the visa?
    Jan 3 0