Paused IT career in H4 visa

Amazon QWERTY87
May 21, 2018 20 Comments

This might appear like same old story to many of you..But this is #mystory.
Used to work as a MSFT(level 59) @Bangalore MS
Left job to join spouse works for Product Based company in US(H1B)
Bagged an awesome job offer in AWS (level 4) unfortunately application didn’t went through the H1B cap lottery.Major setback :( and with 5 years of work experience and 3 years of career gap what are my options?!
Don’t have H4 EAD yet.(with its current situation not sure if in future it will help me anyway.)
Experienced in system and Infra IT stuff,not much coding/language (development)knowledge.
Meanwhile atm doing IT/cloud certifications.
Engaged in Volunteering /Networking
I am lost with almost no hope,less-confidence and low self-esteem.😒
No judging/negative comments please.

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  • Microsoft maverickk
    H4 EAD is still not dead yet. You have a fighting chance. There will be lawsuits which will further delay the law making process. Long story short, if your h1b spouse can get an I-140 soon, you should go ahead and apply for the EAD. My guess is that DHS and DOL will apply the same phase out principal as they did for DACA. That should give u a couple of years. After that, who knows what might happen next !
    May 21, 2018 3
    • Amazon QWERTY87
      OP
      Thank you..Omg!your comment is so comforting..keeping my hope high somehow..just getting tired of this wait game and uncertainties sometime!dwelling between reality and positivity..
      May 21, 2018
    • Microsoft maverickk
      Unfortunately this is a difficult time for dependents. Just know that you're not alone. There are 70k folks with the same concerns. My wife for example is on a H4 EAD and is working happily but we always have to deal with the uncertainty of what's going to happen next. All we can do is hope. I've seen close friends getting divorced and families torn apart just because H4 dependents have to deal with this work authorization non sense. Hope you stay positive through all this, good luck !
      May 21, 2018
    • Amazon QWERTY87
      OP
      Thank you!☺️your comment and moral support does help a lot..
      May 21, 2018
  • Salesforce / Other
    Bigbeni

    Salesforce Other

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    Bigbenimore
    Join amazon on L1. Amazon is hiring a lot of L1 from India. If H1b is an issues try L1 route in amazon. Amazon has unlimited L1 visa. @ amazon
    May 21, 2018 4
    • Amazon QWERTY87
      OP
      If I understood it right, that requires to go back to India and start job hunting if fortunate enough getting a job in Amazon with 3 yrs career gap..then coming back here with L1
      May 21, 2018
    • Salesforce / Other
      Bigbeni

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      Bigbenimore
      Since you all ready have offer from amazon in USA. just tell the recruiter to process L1 visa. They will give a job offer in India and then process you as an India employee to HQ. amazon has So many L1 employees who just get hired and deployed to HQ. FYI- so many employees with L1 and OPT at amazon.
      May 21, 2018
    • Oracle sute7
      You need to work in India at least 6 months for or L1
      May 21, 2018
    • Amazon QWERTY87
      OP
      Yeah I second. that’s what I was aware of..
      May 21, 2018
  • Google yue
    Doesn't MSFT India send ppl to US on L1 visa. Did you try that route?
    May 21, 2018 9
    • Google Jc34tyn
      Microsoft doesn’t have 6 or 7. There’s 67 but that’s pretty high up.
      May 21, 2018
    • Amazon QWERTY87
      OP
      I know!I mentioned level just to give a relative idea..
      May 21, 2018
    • Google yue
      Ohh. I see. That's bad.
      May 21, 2018
    • Google Jc34tyn
      It’s changed pretty drastically. I saw a bunch of 61s easily transfer.
      May 21, 2018
    • Google yue
      May be they were on H1B?
      May 21, 2018
  • Amazon 123raj
    Go home
    May 22, 2018 0

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