H1B transfer rejected after rfe

Microsoft PHJq47
Mar 14, 2018 48 Comments

What are my options? I don’t yet know the reason for the rejection. The rfe was for specialty occupation.

Do companies generally contest the denial? Or try applying again as a new H1b transfer request?

More details:
I haven’t left the old company so in that sense I am safe. I have masters and bachelors in electrical and computer engineering and the role is a product manager role in a recently ipo’ed company. I have a PM experience as well.

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TOP 48 Comments
  • Amazon 123raj
    Move back to India
    Mar 15, 2018 14
    • Credit Suisse ycoY27
      @123raj - what a moron you are. Little man keep your dirty mouth shut. And now I will ignore you..
      Mar 17, 2018
    • Microsoft H1B4Life
      @SAP This sucks for you. You have contributed to this country and even have a us citizen in your family. You should get a green card but I am afraid you might have to go back even temporarily. Is your wife not an Indian?
      Mar 21, 2018
    • New qo81h
      If things are not as simple as packing your bags and moving to another (your own) country, how was it simple to pack your bags and moving to another (new) country when you moved from India to US?

      You guys didn’t have to worry so much about moving countries then.
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Microsoft aAch83
      Why is this not a genuine suggestion? For some weird reason the idea of moving back to India is sounding offensive to people. And no, a country never owes you citizenship no matter how long you've stayed there. It's almost like claiming that a house you rented for ten years now belongs to you.
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Amazon if(debug):
      @hkvx62, if your wife is Asian how come you didn’t get GC yet? You can get priority date though her county of birth if other than China should be current.
      May 11, 2018
  • Google drto
    I hope you did not join new company on the basis on receipt
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • Apple tequila1
      This. NEVER join a company, it doesn’t matter if it’s a fantastic company BEFORE you get your approval.
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Yelp / Eng bbbbbbbbb’
    EE -> PM rejection looks straightforward. Even MBAs get RFE for PM role. Honestly all the fear about H transfer almost all came from PM and analyst roles ... But you still have a second chance to file another petition. Your new company, however, might not want to pay for it but you can always argue or the worst case being you pay for yourself.
    Mar 14, 2018 4
    • Apple tequila1
      PM is Product Manager or Engineering Project Manager?
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Yelp / Eng bbbbbbbbb’
      I believe he meant product manager which is more of a business side of role. Usually people refer Engineering Manager as EM or SDM (Software Development Manager)
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Apple tequila1
      I know what he meant dude, I’m not trying to pick a fight with you, just trying to consume what you wrote .... thanks for the explanation
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Yelp / Eng bbbbbbbbb’
      Yeah I knew. Just clarifying. We’re good :-)
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Apple tequila1
    I’m not really sure how your details will help, but whatever. You can do two things, you can continue with your old employer, or contest the decision. Companies usually DONT contest. If you have already joined the new company on receipt, well then, I’m sorry but you are screwed.
    Mar 14, 2018 3
    • Yelp / Eng bbbbbbbbb’
      Totally incorrect information. Law firms can file the case again. It’s not impossible.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Apple tequila1
      If the law firms file the case again with the exact same information, it will be rejected again.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Yelp / Eng bbbbbbbbb’
      No, incorrect again. It really depends on who will handle your case and it’s your another chance to provide more information. See the comment after as an example.
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Amazon / Product
    DTtw27

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    DTtw27more
    So this had happened to me way back and the company filed for another transfer request immediately and I could continue working based on receipt and the fact that my i94 was valid. As expected my application went into RFE( they filed the old one to save time) and then provided a really in depth answer as a response.
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Yelp / Eng bbbbbbbbb’
    Where are you moving to? What’s the occupation and your education background? More details wi help people to help
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Microsoft VHXr81
    Changed my role from data analyst to Ux researcher ? Will that be a problem for H1b change of employer
    Mar 29, 2018 4
    • Amazon 123raj
      Yep definitely ..it's a whole new perm ..bad move mate
      Mar 30, 2018
    • Microsoft VHXr81
      When we change employers ... isn’t it a whole new perm ?
      Mar 30, 2018
    • Amazon 123raj
      Well kinda but this a whole new speciality occupation so more questions/screening and hence more possibility of reject
      Mar 30, 2018
    • Micron 2apple
      what happened to your transfer ?
      Jun 5, 2018
  • Oracle zJqD53
    This sucks. I am in process of transferring my H1 and I got RFE as well. Attorney replied yesterday with a detailed response.
    The position is of senior sales engineer but after reading this I am doubtful
    Mar 14, 2018 3
    • Oracle -> ?
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Ok
      Mar 14, 2018
    • VMware Meanie
      Looks like all the roles with occupational title sales engineer is getting a RFE, is it the speciality occupation RFE?
      Mar 14, 2018
  • New UHtz31
    in process of transfering as well, i got 3 rfes lol. lengthly adjudication, client relationship and specialty occupation
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • Micron 2apple
      what happened ? approved ?
      Jun 5, 2018
  • Netflix / Sales Bluesky-
    Ya details will help.
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • Oracle / Eng Madmaxf
      Netflix has sales team ?
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Intel drwho08
    Any thoughts on the Technical program manager role @ Google RFE ? What are the chances it might get cleared.
    Nov 21, 2018 0
  • Microsoft VHXr81
    Do u think I should ask for a premium processing at this stage ( given that I the petition was filed in dec 2017.. so it’s almost three months now )
    Mar 30, 2018 0
  • Microsoft VHXr81
    It’s actually very interrelated ... with data analyst role ... my current role is a mix of quantitative and qualitative Ux research
    Mar 30, 2018 0
  • Cisco / Eng
    truthdr007

    Cisco Eng

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    truthdr007more
    Before you go out of status leave the country !!
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon cmQF46
    Try talk to your company’s lawyer?
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Glassdoor maneoekwbd
    Wait what does speciality occupation mean?
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Oracle / Eng Madmaxf
    Is this for tech role ? How can it not be specialty occupation. What does job description look like
    Mar 14, 2018 0

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