- Eb1 after O1 approval? Hello all, Working as a ML Scientist just got O1 approved after being unselcred a three times in H1B lotttery. I asked company lawyers for Eb1 but they seemed not positive but they did O1. Got selected with. O RFE. My question is are chances better to move o1 to eb1. If fragomen doesnt apply s
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- How difficult is it to get an O1 visa? In the current scenario, have the O1 visas been affected too? How tough is it now? Profile - undergrad engineer - founded a company as CEO, raised investments, became profitable and sold it for a few million dollars.
- Anyone on O1 Visa? Share you experience with application process? Hi all, Apple is applying for an O1 visa for me. The lawyers at Fragomen think I have an OK case. I have furnished solid reference letters and seem to (barely) qualify 4 of the 8 criterions listed on the USCIS website. The application is now being prepared to be submitted to USCIS with premium proce
- Microsoft O1 My OPt just started but I want to get O1 if H1b is not accepted. What is Microsoft policy for O1 in first 6months/1 year as I don’t want to wait for 3 years. I am applying for green card and won’t be able to extend STEM OPT. Thanks!
- O1 visa Have anyone got O1 in last one year. How long it took for your company. Does govt shut down affect processing time. My company is filling it for me next month. Will Eb1 be easy from O1 rather than H1B. Thanks!
- I GOT THE O1! The past 3 months have been nerve wrecking and this is such a relief ... If anyone has any O1 questions let me know (O1b in particular)
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- vote Does your company lowball TC / annual raise / bonus for people on visa? Hearing from my peers, Bloomberg is notorious for it. Does it happen at your company? This is not restricted to H1B but also others like L1, O1, pending i485 etc. If yes, please do the needful and name the company.
- EB1A for non-phd Engineering Manager on H1b at Google/FB/LinkedIn/Uber etc ? Just curious about the general policies - are the EB1A's mainly for PhDs / O1 visa holders only ? Or does Google try EB1 for non-phds managers who are on H1b too ? If you have any experience with this pls pm me
- 221g Administrative Processing :( Submitted my (USCIS approved) O1 petition at the embassy on Dec 12, and still waiting... I was supposed to do a transfer to another team in Google, but at this point I’m worried if they would even wait for me for a long time since they need someone urgently... Attorneys are telling me this admin pro
- vote Murthy law firm experience for EB1A (40%chance)? Hello all, How is your experience from Murthy law firm. Did a paid consultation with them and they gave a honest chance of 40% acceptance based on my profile :(. The cost is around 7k so wanted know. What’s the current climate like? Currently on o1 visa as a researcher from India. TC: 220K
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- O1a to h1b - any cons? I am currently on o1a visa. My employer’s law firm wanted to file for a h1b for me this year since I could get multiple year extensions unlike o1. Are there any cons in terms of green card application for converting to h1b? Also, I m planning to change my employer in the future. Which visa would be
- Anyone here that moved from US to India? Are you happy you did? I'm specifically curious to know from people who moved on their own accord (are there such examples?): Are you happy/do you regret your decision? Is the enormous pay cut (like 240k USD to 60k-80k USD if I move) justified? Or you think you should have taken the normal approach of 'earn, save till I'm
- Is there any way for an Indian H1B person to start up and sell in the US market? Have been doing a ton of homework in the last few months. Goal is not to set up a outsourcing entity but a SaaS product. I want the IP to be owned by US entity to facilitate any acquisition in the future. Cannot get green card till 2040, eb2 queue entering 2019. Is there any path apart from the foll