H1b Transfer rfe - Speciality Occupation, what are my chances of approval?

Apple decemberki
Jul 26, 2018 37 Comments

BS and MS in Mech Eng with 7 plus years Exp, converting from contracting to full-time at Apple, Fragomen law firm.

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 37 Comments
  • Oracle uscisajoke
    +1 for sharing. I got same RFE fore transfer to SDE with mech background with Fragomen. They don’t share the details of RFE other than saying SO. Sigh!
    Jul 9 5
    • I mean... ur background is mech eng, and ur role is SDE. Do you see any connection? Hence, the rfe is issued.
      Jul 9
    • Oracle uscisajoke
      Well people don’t understand there is an area in mech eng that exclusively involves computer simulation and coding. That’s the connection. But uscis probably won’t understand it.
      Jul 10
    • Randstad / Ops
      irecruit

      Randstad Ops

      BIO
      Tech recruiter
      irecruitmore
      They have to see the courses in the transcripts. If an edu eval isn't done or transcripts aren't included it increases the chances. Fragomen probably did 1 or both of those, but must not have done a good enough of a job justifying the connection
      Jul 10
    • Oracle uscisajoke
      Right, they only include one. I have a theory that they want to somehow increase chances of RFE on purposes so they could ask more money from the company. Is that so?
      Jul 10
    • Randstad / Ops
      irecruit

      Randstad Ops

      BIO
      Tech recruiter
      irecruitmore
      Well if they were trying that then it would ruin their statistics of straight approvals and what not, so although an interesting theory, might not have much there behind it
      Jul 10
  • Apple / Product (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・
    I don’t even have a 4-year degree and got through my RFE. You should be fine.
    Jul 27, 2018 3
  • Microsoft fEia50
    Fragomen is probably the best firm
    Jul 26, 2018 1
    • Randstad / Ops
      rDFJ48

      Randstad Ops

      BIO
      Tech recruiter
      rDFJ48more
      I wouldn't say they're THE best. Decent company, but there are better out there with better reputations and history. Trying for mechanical engineer at Apple is sketchy to say the least unless you're working on hardware.... They should have at least told you to expect RFE.
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Art.com h1b-life
    Congrats. Do you mind sharing how you replied to your case. I'm in same boat. Transfer went into RFE, Vermont. Fragomen - they are keeping me blind as well. Just asked how your job duties are related to your education. No other support or guidance from them. I'm worried now.
    Mar 26 0
  • Salesforce dghh
    Not good unless your job matches education
    Jul 26, 2018 0
  • Apple decemberki
    OP
    As I am already working in a similar role with Apple(contract) from past two plus years, will it help in anyway to prove? I have also got my previous extension with same role and letter from Apple.
    Jul 26, 2018 3
    • Salesforce dghh
      You have to get detailed experience letters, get so called expert opinions to evaluate them and say that experience is equal to cs degree
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Randstad / Ops
      rDFJ48

      Randstad Ops

      BIO
      Tech recruiter
      rDFJ48more
      So Apple is bringing you on FTE and sponsoring your visa? This will help you greatly, but as dghh says, get experience letters from colleagues who can justify your work
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Apple decemberki
      OP
      Yes, I have informed Fragomen that I am already working in a similar position at Apple, will check with them and proceed. Thanks for suggestions 🤞
      Jul 27, 2018
  • Any update?
    Aug 28, 2018 2
    • Apple decemberki
      OP
      It’s still with lawyers, preparing response. 🤞
      Aug 28, 2018
    • Do u think your rfe response will be affected by the suspension of the premium processing?
      Aug 28, 2018
  • Microsoft HdRw10
    What is your role ? Software engineer ?
    Jul 26, 2018 2
    • Apple decemberki
      OP
      Front-end software engineer
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Microsoft HdRw10
      That’s the reason for RFE . Since your education is in mechanical engineering and role is related to computer science . Nowadays they are scrutinise like this .
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Apple decemberki
    OP
    I don’t think so, they will apply that rule for already pending premium applications. And anyway this suspension is starting from September 11.
    Aug 28, 2018 1
    • Apple GusFring
      Does the suspension apply for cap exempt petitions?
      Aug 28, 2018
  • Microsoft fEia50
    The owner of Fragomen it’s an ex judge well connected , unless you are from India or China you have high chances
    Jul 26, 2018 1
    • Apple decemberki
      OP
      India, Why is that?
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Apple TheCoon
    What did Fragomen say about your chances?
    Jul 26, 2018 1
    • Apple decemberki
      OP
      They said majority of the cases got approved 😔
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Apple TheCoon
    SOC code and wage level?
    Jul 26, 2018 1
    • Apple decemberki
      OP
      Sorry, Don’t know about those
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Apple decemberki
    OP
    Got it Approved today :) Big thanks 🙏🏻 to all the people here for valuable suggestions 😊
    Sep 27, 2018 0
  • Apple decemberki
    OP
    Not yet. Preparing documents to respond to the rfe.
    Aug 1, 2018 0
  • Castlight Health oUMl76
    Did you get approved
    Aug 1, 2018 0
  • Apple TheCoon
    What role?
    Jul 27, 2018 0
  • Randstad / Ops
    rDFJ48

    Randstad Ops

    BIO
    Tech recruiter
    rDFJ48more
    Mechanical engineer degree at apple is risky. I anticipate rejection
    Jul 26, 2018 0

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees