Is it worth interviewing now for h1-b visa holders ?

Sep 1, 2018 16 Comments

I am currently on h1-b and have a few FANG interviews lined up. Should I interview now or should I push them to early next year ( Jan - Feb ) as we all know that premium processing won’t start until feb . If h1-b transfer takes 4-5 months I am better off holding back and taking time to prepare is what I feel . What do you guys think ?


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TOP 16 Comments
  • There is no guarantee that the suspension won't be extended again in February. They can make this as difficult or easy as they like.
    Sep 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Pposm
    Goggle’s offer is valid for one year so if you’re ready do it now and hold off to accepting an offer once you get it. However, if you need more time then this is a good excuse
    Sep 1, 2018 2
    • Microsoft TheRedPolo
      How do you go about doing this? Do you just ask your recruiter to hold off for a couple of months?
      Sep 1, 2018
    • Caesars vSUp33
      One year?! Holy Moly. I didn't know that. I'd love to take that offer, go on world tour and come back knowing I have a job waiting. What about Amazon?
      Sep 4, 2018
  • OP
    How do I let recruiters know I want to postpone my interview becoz of h1-b transfer situation ?
    Sep 2, 2018 1
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    Interview when you're comfortable, sit at your current place until H1B is transferred. Trying to time Trump is harder than trying to time bay area real estate.
    Sep 1, 2018 0
  • Pandora !!Wtf
    Same. Holding back till Feb. And hoping to get a new employer to file premium h1b before April 1. Cuz like every year it will be suspended again
    Sep 1, 2018 4
    • OP
      H1-b transfers don’t get suspended on April 1 . That is only new h1-b I believe .
      Sep 1, 2018
    • Huntington National Bank zjpB57
      Yes, AFAIK, premium processing suspension is for new petitions, and not for transfers.
      Sep 1, 2018
    • Pandora !!Wtf
      You can check april 2018, they suspended for all h1b including transfers
      Sep 1, 2018
    • OP
      How do I level recruiters know that I want to postpone my interview?
      Sep 2, 2018
  • Axtria 💗69
    What's the logic behind this suspension around Sept and waiving it off again around Feb?
    Sep 1, 2018 3
    • Microsoft compiler
      Part of the bigger plan to encourage self deportation.
      Sep 1, 2018
    • eBay wjfufhfe
      So true. They will open in Feb 19 and then close again in April
      Sep 1, 2018
    • PayPal jules!
      I believe it is just to drain the current processing queue. When the number of petitions filed are more and stay on the queue for longer, everyone goes about upgrading to a premium causing SLA churns and workload.
      Sep 1, 2018


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