RFE for H1B transfer to Google. What to do?

LinkedIn PEAF35
Oct 10 27 Comments

Got RFE today for my H1B transfer to Google. The resolution process can take months and I do not want to stay at my current company anymore. My manager knows about my Google offer and it would be awkward if I stay. That not my main concern, I don't see any meaningful growth at the current position and I have already stayed for a very long time at the company. I want a change.

Don't know the reason for RFE yet. I have CS undergrad from India and MS in CS from US. What should I do?

BTW in the worst case H1B is rejected, I am okay to relocate to other locations in Google, hoping such an arrangement can be worked out.

PS. I interviewed at Google in early August, and still in limbo. Super frustrated by partly slow process of Google and slow immigration process. Just wanted to vent.

Also pardon my typo in the poll options, cannot edit that once posted.

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TOP 27 Comments
  • LinkedIn 2020?
    Maybe you should cross the border and enter through a caravan. You will then get a red carpet welcome from the Dems. 😂

    One serious note, don’t let fucked up US legal immigration bother your career. Go to Google, anyways you don’t want to stay at LinkedIn and hence it does not make sense to stay at LinkedIn even in the case where H1b gets rejected.
    Oct 10 1
    • LinkedIn zfJw71
      Thanks. That's what I am thinking too. Worst case I will move to another country in Google.
      Oct 10
  • Expedia Group d€
    Hey Rajesh , go and join raaa
    Oct 10 0
  • Intel Jciidjspa
    Why would you tell your manager before you were done with visa?
    Oct 10 1
    • LinkedIn zfJw71
      Because then I was thinking I would join on receipt. But later changed my mind and decided to wait for approval.

      Manager is supportive as in not harassing me or putting any kind of pressure. I guess I want to leave but wanted to see what the blind community thinks.
      Oct 10
  • Oracle / Eng I@m
    Can you ask your G HM what is the path fwd if your visa gets rejected? Can they move to a diff country? It's always good to be prepared for worst case scenario.
    Oct 10 1
    • LinkedIn zfJw71
      Thanks for the suggestion. Will do.
      Oct 10
  • SmartThings / Eng mushroom🍄
    You should get through. There is no reason they deny you. What’s your yoe?
    Oct 10 1
    • LinkedIn PEAF35
      OP
      5 years in US and 3 years in India
      Oct 10
  • Microsoft wjfngke
    Why does resolution take months?
    Oct 10 8
    • It is in your control OP. It’s called “escalation”
      Oct 10
    • Akamai Technologies oooi
      BAL is shit and will do nothing. Mine took 3 months for RFE to resolve in premium processing
      Oct 10
    • Disagree. In my case I asked Fragomen to expedite my H1b filing and it worked after my hiring manager spoke to them (perhaps my company had to shell extra)
      Oct 10
    • Capital One / Data Capital123
      I read it online just now that rfe in premium is completed within 15 days including weekends. Should be fine. Did you hear back from you lawyer when r they filing a response?
      Oct 11
    • Akamai Technologies oooi
      @capitalone Its the delay from lawyer to submit the rfe documents to uscis. They will take a lot of time
      Oct 11
  • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
    Voted to join. May I know current tc and offered tc and level ?
    Oct 10 3
    • LinkedIn PEAF35
      OP
      TC is 407K and level is L5
      Oct 10
    • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
      5 years of exp and l5. Awesome 👏 congrats and very good TC
      Oct 10
    • Roku / Eng
      taycan

      Roku Eng

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      Roku
      taycanmore
      OP has 8 YoE
      4d
  • Ask Applications yeuqazveq
    What was the result OP?
    4d 0
  • LinkedIn swGw38
    OP - did you find out the reason for RFE?
    Nov 5 0
  • Apple / Eng Sierra8
    RFEs are the new norm. 60% of the H1B case gets them.
    Oct 10 0
  • Cisco ipf
    Should be ok to join on receipt . Before joining, Talk to your hiring manager about alternate arrangements for worst case.
    Oct 10 0
  • SAP opuygjg
    Random RFEs are so frustating
    Oct 10 0

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