L1 rejected

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Oct 20 136 Comments

Indian. My L1 got rejected. Worked 3.5 years for ms. The lady before me who got visa is a nun who will earn 0$ in US. I have been working in software field, got a cs degree, was going to earn and pay taxes, not from consultancy firm, in Microsoft solving technical things. The VO decided in 2 minutes about my life's fate. I mean all my knowledge, hard work, degree , interviews , planning the relocation , visa hassle and she decided to reject me. This is not fair when I hear they have been giving visas to consultancy people for years. Okay I am drunk and rant over.

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  • New rich101
    What if you replaced a US born person for the job, where do they goto complain? The nun?
    Oct 20 39
    • EPAM Systems gifnYebd
      Hey look another one. Are you guys copying PowerBI or something?
      Oct 21
    • Tableau @T@
      Looks like finally you had the sense to look up the company in Google, keep it up, you're learning things! Maybe you can get out of consulting company soon?
      Oct 21
    • Reliable Software / Eng Sugoidesu
      Is consulting bad? Not all consulting work is fake or useless or subpar. And BTW Tableau is too damn expensive
      Oct 21
    • Tableau @T@
      @Sugoidesu, He chose to insult Tableau without even knowing about it and yes it's better than that consulting company of his. The funny part is he is attacking the consultants/contractors just because they're Indians. I'm not going to discuss about the cost of Tableau here, and I'm not in the upper management who decides the rate.
      Oct 22
    • Tableau @T@
      Anyways, I don't want to keep dragging this thread, either change the mindset or keep hating, either ways we will still be here, Trump or no Trump, we came in legally.
      Oct 22
  • Synchrony ————
    Not fair? Entitled much?
    Oct 20 8
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      Nothing was wrong..
      Oct 20
    • Fastmail ey12
      Stay in India and make India great again. Support Modi
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      Amen!
      Oct 20
    • Tableau chrischabo
      My L1 was rejected as well long ago, the Vo doesn't even have a bit of technical knowledge. The advice I've heard is use lot of technical jargon right away.
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      I threw all the azure I could on her. And a lot of other tech as well.
      Oct 20
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    It’s random dude. Get over and apply again!
    Oct 20 5
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      I hope one day people from US line up for Indian visas
      Oct 20
    • VMware Icem7n
      Lol
      Oct 20
    • Fastmail ey12
      Yes they will line up if you stay back and work in India and make India great again. Stay there
      Oct 20
    • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
      “Yes they will line up if you stay back and work in India and make India great again. Stay there”

      This is actually good advice. Why let some foreign country’s immigration system control your life?
      Oct 20
    • That is one of the reasons I still feel S386 or any CIR should not happen. Instead even lower the H1B quota.
      India has been losing top talents all the time.

      There was a story of a guy who didn't get H1B after his MS to start working at Amazon due to which he had to return to India. That guy started Amazon-for-India thing (before Amazon entered India). That company is Snapdeal and was worth $6.5B at its peak (now $2.5B).

      Funny thing is Trump used this example to show that US needs more high skilled immigrants of this kind in his election campaign.😁
      Oct 21
  • Google / Eng testere
    But wait - if you were born in any other country and you were unskilled you will get your GC in 2 years. For the amount of experience you put it, if you were born in RoW, you will have 4 more years to become citizen. Thats how the system is - that's why it's important to fix this abuse and not let country of birth be a skill. Support s386
    Oct 20 19
    • Google / Eng testere
      Ok, you need to definitely read about conservative philosophy. Their main issue around immigration is that we should reduce or stop altogether all immigration.

      You can read numbersusa (which is on the far right) or innumerable other less but still conservative ones.

      I will be honest - you are asking basic questions and I am going to ask you to Google up - this article is a good rambling on raise act, but gives you a good sense on what conservative position is.

      gle.com/amp/s/kkkk://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-decades-long-campaign-to-cut-legal-immigration/amp
      Oct 20
    • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
      Great, really appreciate it!
      Oct 20
    • @hooli.xyz
      If you don't know, there was a kind-of-CIR known as Gang of Eight bill in 2013. It passed the senate with 68-32 but then the HR speaker (who was R) blocked the bill as it would increase GC count.
      That was probably the last hope with Durbin as a cosponsor.

      Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Eight_(immigration)
      Also this: https://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/14/trump-should-look-to-gang-of-eight-for-immigration-reform/

      Do you thing this will happen again ever?
      Oct 21
    • Gilead Sciences / R&D \_🙂_/
      CIR will not go anywhere for at least a decade. Majority Americans are opposed to a blanket amnesty.

      Frankly speaking, America does not need to give out more GCs just find a better allocation of the 1 million GCs. Family based immigration takes 2/3 of all GCs and most of those folks will end up on welfare and will never integrate in the culture. But then the donkeys don't want to touch family based immigration.
      Oct 21
    • Garmin Drape87
      This senator is just playing CYA with the relief act. Inside Democratic party being called racist by a bunch of colored people is a minus point - he is just worried that the Squad type democrats can get control of the party and someone else will use it against him at a future date. This someone does not have to really care about Indians at all. He is a politician and it is their second nature to CYA against everything as much as possible.
      Oct 23
  • Reliable Software / Eng Sugoidesu
    See that's the problem. You are assuming that all consultants are fake or somehow less hardworking or talented than you. Most of them maybe fake yes, but not all.

    Secondly like others mentioned there are way more people who worked much harder and invested more time and effort to go to us and then got sent back.

    Anyway don't worry too much, you can try again. And usa is not the end of the world. If Microsoft is not flexible enough to apply again or allow you to work at their Indian location, just switch jobs. You have the talent to do so. Good luck
    Oct 20 3
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      Thanks!
      Oct 20
    • Cisco / R&D gtb_fool
      You considered Canada?
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      No, not interested right now.
      Oct 20
  • Symantec GoRams
    Visa is a privilege, given to qualified individuals. Not a right. Don't come off as entitled. Tone down attitude a little bit, and learn to be humble.

    As to the nun, there are visas for religious categories.
    Oct 20 3
    • Microsoft ooga
      You are right.
      But this is pure disappointment, I think you can read that.
      You better understand the situation and reply.
      Oct 20
    • Symantec GoRams
      OP's attitude is demeaning. Picking on Nun's?
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft chowbow
      I was saying, what else could I do? I did everything right. Will becoming a nun and doing coding get me visa ?
      Oct 21
  • Microsoft horizontal
    What was the reason given ?
    Oct 20 11
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      Nopes .. I was easy. Not at all trying hard. Just did my best. I did explain and she understood.
      Oct 20
    • Oracle R2d2c3p0
      That sucks. Just not your day then. Keep your chin up and try again. My colleague got his l1 rejected the first time and got through the second time.
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      Yup!
      Oct 20
    • AOL CwXk65
      Was it l1a op?
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft chowbow
      No
      Oct 21
  • Airbnb
    🌍 earth 🌍

    Airbnb

    BIO
    Slacker
    🌍 earth 🌍 more
    Why not stay in India and make India great again, it’s world’s largest democratic country after all
    Oct 20 1
    • Microsoft chowbow
      Yeah, want to explore US for some time, will return in 3 years and work to build India.
      Oct 21
  • Microsoft Forzademon
    Very sorry to hear about it. I know the amount of effort involved in finding a job and doing international transfer. Was there anything in your background check that might have raised a flag? Any trivial arrests or court cases?
    Oct 20 4
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      No, all perfect
      Oct 20
    • Facebook / Eng pookyh
      If it was all perfect then why were you rejected?
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft Forzademon
      The only other reasons I can think of are that your lawyers probably didn't do a good job at selling your skills as specialized. Or maybe you have very generic set of skills which can be easily found in US. That's a potent case for denial. Also, is Microsoft still doing blanket visas? I thought the visas were being issued only for individuals based on the job offer they have overseas
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft chowbow
      Yeah maybe true! Yeah blanket is still there as first option.
      Oct 21
  • Amazon Nsgdbp
    How many degrees and from where? We have people here who have three degrees, at least one of them from US elite schools after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and back breaking hard work, we still fear for our visa status because folks with one degree from India are mass sent here. This is when I have already spent 4 years here and have a family here making any going back transition much much harder. Sorry about how it turned out for you, but for this limited visa pool there are folks here who have put in much more than you have, and it is all still lottery and renewal every three years and every renewal there is a solid chance for it to get rejected.
    Oct 20 3
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      Yeah it's a mess. What else I can say!
      Oct 20
    • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
      Why doesn’t India do something about Indian IT consulting companies?
      Oct 20
    • Amazon Nsgdbp
      Holi.xyz, India is a very large country and highly populated. IT outsourcing is one of the biggest industries, what do you expect?
      Oct 20
  • Snapchat EpAY30
    Did they give you any reason? Maybe you can reapply in couple months?
    Oct 20 1
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      I can. But months of time waste.
      Oct 20
  • New / Manufacturing
    ksh007

    New Manufacturing

    BIO
    Medtronic
    ksh007more
    You can thank all sweatshops like Infosys, TCS and Wipro for your misery. They have abused each and every visa category to the core to get their Anna University chaps to work for peanuts.
    Oct 22 0
  • Microsoft presci
    Having a non-US allotted degree is a problem nowadays. Your profile is not really perfect from their point of view.
    Oct 20 3
    • Microsoft chowbow
      Maybe, but they did not check my degree.
      Oct 21
    • Microsoft presci
      They definitely know about it.
      Oct 21
    • New / Manufacturing
      ksh007

      New Manufacturing

      BIO
      Medtronic
      ksh007more
      True.
      Oct 22
  • Visa / Eng VIAu04
    And you couldn’t use comma correctly.
    Oct 20 1
    • Microsoft chowbow
      W,h,a,t, ?,
      Oct 21
  • Gilead Sciences / R&D \_🙂_/
    Man, it happens. Life is not fair. Honestly, given the way things are currently in the US, you are better off living in India or going to some other country. American dream is becoming an illusion now, even for native born citizens.
    Oct 20 1
  • Snapchat bigfert
    just check with your lawyers and reapply

    not a big deal
    Oct 20 1
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      Yeah let's see.
      Oct 20
  • Microsoft tard
    Life isn’t fair buddy.
    Oct 20 1
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      Yeah true!
      Oct 20
  • Apple KGHP41
    Was it an L1A or L1B?
    Oct 20 5
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      B
      Oct 20
    • Apple KGHP41
      Blanket or individual?
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      Blanket
      Oct 20
    • Apple KGHP41
      They should file an individual.
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft tile
      OP
      I know.. it's just time consuming.
      Oct 20
  • Coupang yht
    What is your TC in India and what is your TC in Seattle?
    Oct 20 2
    • Microsoft SteveG
      ^ sometimes if that’s too low then they might reject it
      Oct 20
    • Microsoft chowbow
      40, 143
      Oct 21
  • Microsoft ooga
    Sorry to hear that, go ahead with individual Visa. All the very best.
    Oct 20 1

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