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Member Profile: quickwit (135 posts)

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Hello, I'm quickwit (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 14 Mar 2018
I have been a member since 05 Mar 2009
I have added 135 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 13 Mar 2018
quickwit's Immigration Cases
 
I-140 case: Approved in 59 days (116 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
Applicant Type:primaryService Center:Texas
Category:EB2Priority Date:23 Jan 2012
Application Filed:29 May 2012USCIS Received Date:30 May 2012
USCIS Notice Date:01 Jun 2012USCIS Receipt Number:
I-140/485 Filing:non-concurrentProcessing Type:regular
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:27 Jul 2012
Total Processing Time:59 daysMost Recent LUD:
Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 12 Jun 2012 Last Updated: 28 Jul 2012
Notes: I140 filed - fingers crossed! Approved on 27 July per USCIS website. Thanks all and good luck!

I-140 case: Approved in 14 days (161 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
Applicant Type:primaryService Center:Nebraska
Category:EB2Priority Date:
Application Filed:15 Nov 2016USCIS Received Date:17 Nov 2016
USCIS Notice Date:USCIS Receipt Number:
I-140/485 Filing:non-concurrentProcessing Type:premium
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:29 Nov 2016
Total Processing Time:14 daysMost Recent LUD:
Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 30 Nov 2016 Last Updated: 30 Nov 2016
Notes: New 140 from my current employer.

PERM case: Approved in 91 days (143 days less than average)   (2 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
Priority Date:23 Jan 2012Category:EB2
Audit Received?:Audit Received Date:
Reason for Audit:Audit Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:23 Apr 2012
Total Processing Time:91 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 31 Jan 2012 Last Updated: 23 Apr 2012
Notes: Perm filed on 1/23. Fingers crossed! 4/23: just got word from my legal dept that they got notified that my Perm application will be certified. The wait was a truly humbling experience -- I feel much better now! Thanks all and good luck!

PERM case: Approved in 116 days (118 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
Priority Date:27 Jun 2016Category:EB2
Audit Received?:noAudit Received Date:
Reason for Audit:Audit Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:21 Oct 2016
Total Processing Time:116 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 28 Jun 2016 Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016
Notes: fresh PERM through my current employer.

H-1B case: Approved in 53 days (40 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
Application Type:extensionService Center:Vermont
Processing Type:regularApplication Filed:10 Jan 2009
USCIS Received Date:12 Jan 2009Receipt Number:EAC0907XXXXXXX
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:04 Mar 2009
TN Status:Most Recent LUD:
Total Processing Time:53 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: Last Updated: 28 Jul 2010
Notes: wifey's h1

H-1B case: Approved in 21 days (72 days less than average)   (2 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
Application Type:newService Center:Vermont
Processing Type:regularApplication Filed:06 Jul 2009
USCIS Received Date:08 Jul 2009Receipt Number:EAC091xxxxxxx
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:27 Jul 2009
TN Status:Most Recent LUD:
Total Processing Time:21 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 14 Jul 2009 Last Updated: 29 Jul 2009
Notes:

H-1B case: Approved in 18 days (75 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
Application Type:transferService Center:Vermont
Processing Type:premiumApplication Filed:07 Jul 2010
USCIS Received Date:09 Jul 2010Receipt Number:EAC-xxxxxxx
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:25 Jul 2010
TN Status:Most Recent LUD:
Total Processing Time:18 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 28 Jul 2010 Last Updated: 28 Jul 2010
Notes:

H-1B case: Approved in 6 days (87 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
Application Type:extensionService Center:Vermont
Processing Type:premiumApplication Filed:13 Dec 2011
USCIS Received Date:14 Dec 2011Receipt Number:EACxxxxx
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:19 Dec 2011
TN Status:Most Recent LUD:
Total Processing Time:6 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 31 Jan 2012 Last Updated: 31 Jan 2012
Notes: Wifey's visa renewal

H-1B case: Approved in 167 days (74 days more than average)   (3 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
Application Type:extensionService Center:Vermont
Processing Type:regularApplication Filed:04 Apr 2013
USCIS Received Date:05 Apr 2013Receipt Number:EAC-xxxxxxx
RFE Received?:RFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:18 Sep 2013
TN Status:Most Recent LUD:
Total Processing Time:167 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 11 Apr 2013 Last Updated: 20 Sep 2013
Notes: H1 extension -- currently on approved 140. Fingers crossed. Switched to Premium Processing on Sep 12. Fingers crossed. Approved on Sep 18 - 3 yr extension based on I140.

Federal Skilled Workers case: Approved in 1273 days (488 days more than average)   (2 comments)
User: quickwit Nationality: India
App Filed at Local Canadian Visa Office:12 Mar 2010Local Canadian Visa Office:New Delhi, India
AOR Received Date:IELTS Requested:
IELTS Exam Date:IELTS Score:7.6
Highest Degree:MastersWork Experience (Years):13
Job Offer in Canada?:noFile Transferred to Local Consulate:20 May 2010
Initial Assessment Received:Documents Requested:12 Dec 2012
Documents Sent:20 Apr 2013Medicals Requested:12 Dec 2012
Medicals Done:22 Feb 2013Medicals Sent:26 Feb 2013
Interview Waived?:yesInterview Date:
Passport Requested:05 Sep 2013Application Status:approved
Approval/Denial Date:05 Sep 2013Passport Received Date:19 Nov 2013
Landed in Canada:25 Jan 2014Landed in City:Queenston, ON
Total Processing Time:1273 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 08 Jul 2012 Last Updated: 03 Apr 2014
Notes: Working in the US; made the mistake of choosing New Delhi as the Visa office. No news yet of what is going on. Anyone else in the same position?
quickwit's Posts
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 13 Mar 2018
Topic: April VB out

Congratulations to all EB3-I folks! Totally well deserved... cheers!
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Feb 2018
Topic: New H1B memo

Thanks.
That’s how I interpreted it too.
Also curious to know how this will affect top 4 companies whose entire business model is based on “as needed client services”.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Feb 2018
Topic: New H1B memo

Thanks. Sorry if I wasn’t clear enough about my question.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Feb 2018
Topic: New H1B memo

note that the memo states "third party worksites" not "third party" or "third parties".
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Feb 2018
Topic: New H1B memo

hey cubik, I hope you understand that I am asking a genuine question -- there is no need for you to be snarky about it by pointing to a grammarly link.

does anyone else know what 3rd party worksites mean in the memo? I am trying to get a sense of how this will affect new H1 applications, because as of right now, I do not see this impacting large consulting companies. the way I interpret the memo, it looks like this will impact the big 4 consulting firms and small consulting firms (who body shop primarily).
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Feb 2018
Topic: New H1B memo

I see what you mean, and I can sense your simmering unhappiness with the big IT firms. :-)
My question was specifically about "third-party worksite" - in your example, the employer of the person who is applying for the visa is the first party. the second party is the client site of the H1 B recipient - who's the third party here?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Feb 2018
Topic: New H1B memo

Ah, I see.
So basically this will impact all the smaller consultancy companies, who take sub-contracts from other companies?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Feb 2018
Topic: New H1B memo

"seven-page policy empowers the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to issue H-1B visas to an employee only for the period for which he/she has work at a third-party worksite"

just catching up on all the posts around this - what do they mean by a third party worksite?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 08 Feb 2018
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

first of all, good luck to everyone. I went through the 221g ordeal last year, and understand how tiring the whole process is. following up about my question (for a friend), a few weeks ago: are things speeding up? my friend will be going to Chennai - are things getting better in Chennai?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 17 Jan 2018
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

Congratulations & safe travels back!
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 17 Jan 2018
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

Okay. Thanks. :-)
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 16 Jan 2018
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

Thanks. How does 221g help clear the backlog though?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 16 Jan 2018
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

Hey guys. First of all good luck to everyone waiting for their passports. Stay positive, and things will turn out well.
I was in a similar boat in May, when I went for a 2 week break, but I was able to get everything sorted out in a week, and travel back as planned (I got a 221 g, and had to go for an interview, but everything turned out well).

I am asking this question for a friend of mine: he works for a India based company (one of the WITCHes :-)), and is on his 3rd h1 extension (10 years with the same employer, client) - he's planning to go to India and use the drop box facility in Chennai - I know its hard to answer this question, but do you think he's going to be having any issues getting his visa stamped in 2 weeks using the dropbox facility? His situation is different compared to mine in the sense that I work as a full time employee for a US based tech company.

I am getting mixed signals from this forum about the current dropbox situation in Chennai. Please advise. If anyone has questions about the 221g I got, I am happy to answer them. Thanks in advance!
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 02 Jan 2018
Topic: H1b AC21 Cancellation: Trump's Nuclear option

I think it should be okay. A friend of mine is planning to get his visa stamped next month, in Chennai (dropbox) - how about you?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 20 May 2017
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

Part 2 - final update:
3) Something weird with the status, status changed to ready for pick up on May 11, picked up passport on May 12 and saw that I got the 221g blue slip, with a bunch of documents checked and asking for me to go for an in-person interview
4) Consolidated all the docs, went for the interview on May 17
5) did finger printing and interview - officer checked for something very specific in one of the documents
6) approved my visa, I requested that the processing be expedited so that I can travel back as planned - the officer said that he can't guarantee that, but will try
7) passport status changed to ready for pick up on May 18
8) picked up passport at 3:50pm on May 18 - traveling back on May 21

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Good luck, all.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 09 May 2017
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

All, typically, how long does the passport status remain as "Your passport has been picked up"?
Thanks.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 09 May 2017
Topic: 401(K) Contribution?

For traditional IRA, yes.
Other options: Roth IRA or a backdoor Roth IRA.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 08 May 2017
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

As promised here is part one of my updates:
1) dropped off at the Dropbox location in Chennai at 10:30 am.
2) status changed to 'sent to post' and later on to 'picked up'

I must add that I had to retake my photos as they didn't accept the ones I took from CVS. Found a studio called "king's studio" pretty close to the place. I recommend not wasting your money taking photos on the US. Other than that everything was smooth. Fingers crossed.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 04 May 2017
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

I do not think its an individual choice either - unless you knowingly provide incorrect responses to the qualification questions.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 03 May 2017
Topic: Timeline for passport receipt for dropbox

Thanks. Please share your email address. Will ping you next week.
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