H1B visa renewal rejection risk

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Sep 17 28 Comments

Anyone knows what is the probability of H1B visa sponsorship renewal that get rejected recently (bachelor degree only)? I've heard it has been very bad but don't exactly know how bad it is.

TC 350k
YOE 12

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  • Apple 🥭mango
    I don’t understand how folks like you end up with such high TC
    Sep 17 9
    • Apple 🥭mango
      I have enough knowledge about my Visa to make my decisions
      Sep 17
    • Salesforce risingup
      @apple you must be from IS&T :)
      Sep 17
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      OP
      @mango why don't you take your assumption up your @ss then. Because I am not asking for myself. I have a peer up for his h1b renewal and we share workloads. Trying to assess the risk of me have to take on his load if things dont work out for him.
      Sep 17
    • Apple 🥭mango
      Looks like you have a lot of experience taking things up ur @ss 🤣🤣
      Sep 17
    • Turner / Eng NewsDev
      @mango you have knowledge in f visas but can't get higher TC? Sounds like you're pretty self-conscious about that
      Sep 18
  • Apple / Eng Sierra8
    YOE: 12. You don’t even need a bachelor degree to get your H1B. That experience alone is enough.

    That said. The current administration stopped doing deference in 2017. That means the USCIS is now processing transfert and renewal the same way they handle initial applications.
    Sep 17 5
    • Apple
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      dazed-confmore
      Not true anymore. They are rejecting if your bachelors is not in a closely related degree these days!
      Sep 17
    • Apple / Eng Sierra8
      Beneficiary qualifications RFEs are not new to the current administration. They existed way before. But now. They enforce them strictly as the agency face pressure to apply the H1B requirements in a tone deaf way. Which is kind of sad, because some of the best SWE I know don’t have CS degrees.
      Sep 17
    • Google wFatDuck2
      Yup coworker at previous job PHD in ee, had his renewal denied after rfe. Cooling his heels in Shanghai office for a year, plans to be back on l1 (or in 2 when his gc date is current). What good that achieved for anyone I do not know, just a ridiculous waste of time, money and tax dollars
      Sep 17
    • Apple / Eng Sierra8
      Waste of time, yes. But not tax dollars. The H1B program is self sufficient solely on the fees they collect per application.
      Sep 17
    • Google wFatDuck2
      Well ok then waste of our employers money. What I also meant by waste of tax dollars is that this colleague will now pay tax in Shanghai instead that income would could and should have been taxed here in the USA. All the hurr durr immigrants are taking our jerbs achieved was loss of tax revenue to the USA.
      Sep 17
  • Facebook ewQj67
    It’s the new way to hassle H1b folks
    Sep 17 3
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      OP
      Do you have any insights to share?
      Sep 17
    • Facebook ewQj67
      I tried to transfer and got FREed. I have switched jobs four times before always instant approval. Denial is rare if you work for a good company, but expect RFE. 70% chance these days
      Sep 17
    • Google wFatDuck2
      The denial is rare is bullshit sadly. It is arbitrary and capricious process, I know multiple "deserving" people working at fang or equivalent who had a denial. Rfe change is roughly 70%, rejection roughly 5-10% sadly. That said if degree is CS the odds of rejection drop to 1-5%.
      Sep 17
  • Microsoft cptlsm
    As long as your work is relevant to your area of study, you won’t have any problems.
    Sep 17 3
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      OP
      Hmm do you have personal experience with this to share? Does having only a bachelor degree increase the rejection chance?
      Sep 17
    • Microsoft cptlsm
      Have several colleagues who hold a bachelors degree. Never seen any issues with their visas.
      Sep 17
    • Nielsen blaind
      Depends on what ur stream was in bachelors..I've seen frnz who weren't cse in bachelor's had to deal with rfe but not outright rejection though...
      Sep 18
  • Goldman Sachs kach1947
    Literally every case is its own and unique. We can all provide 2000 different opinions etc, but your case is its own. No one can predict.

    My spouse got a 221g, with nothing asked from us. She had a PhD. Her work is 100%related to her education. Even with that 221g crap, she just had to wait for extra week, and stamping came without any issues. Me, on the other hand, was not asked anything, and got my renewal and stamping without issues.

    This is just our experience.

    Good luck.
    Sep 17 0
  • Majority get RFE if you can submit paperwork to prove your job is specialized then you should be good. Folks with manual testing got approved.
    Sep 17 0
  • Zynga parott
    My friend has only a bachelors degree and got approved .IMO most RFEs are only for “further clarification”.If you work in a tech position for a proper tech company you should be fine
    Sep 17 0
  • You should not have any problem at all otherwise our immigration system is really fucked up.
    Sep 17 0