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Lot of H1B extension being denied in recent months

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Posted by ToughTime4H1b (110) 14 Feb 2018#26
to venkii:

Nothing to do with Desi consultancy or fortune 500 its just all about individual. SOC code, Wage level, education and etc of individual.
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Posted by lvipul (53) 14 Feb 2018#27
to ToughTime4H1b:

I went to India in Jan, attended stamping and came back to US. There are always few outliers, and random audits or 'flags' in the system for cases. It means nothing.. I know someone who died of accident.. Does that mean....? #justasking
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Posted by ToughTime4H1b (110) 14 Feb 2018#28
to lvipul:

Accident are always there but rate is increasing now days. I am not saying all visa got 221g.
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Posted by biomed (899) 14 Feb 2018#29

I agree with him. I am working for a desi consultancy. Proper paper work. My h1 was approved for 3 years. there is a popular convention generated that anyone working for desi consultancy is fraud. it is not all the time. my employer goes to the extent of getting the lca letter signed from my client and ask me to put in the company local new board for 10 days.



to venkii:



That really is true to a certain extent. Desi consultancies have a lot to loose and will try and comply with every law to keep their business afloat. Of course, there are bad apples everywhere. That literally should not spoil the bunch.
Being paid on the bench obviously is going to be a challenge, but there are good companies who take care of that too.
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Posted by shanemukesh (15) 14 Feb 2018#30
My personal experience and first hand info from colleagues/friends:

2018:
1. A Person got RFE (premium application, renewal based on I140), replied and got 15 months extension (I think 3 months unused in 6 year quota due to travel outside plus one year based on I140 - just my guess). Desi consulting company, QA/BA job. Company told not to worry when RFE came, so no idea about missing docs.
2. A Person got 3 year extension(I believe in late 2017) based on I140, working with same desi company above as contractor(multi vendor model), same QA/BA role. The only info I know is this company didnt put any client letter saying 'one year' contract kind of stuff. Company is small company run by desis.
3. A Person got 3 year extension(application based on I140) for first time!!! This person struggled all the years getting one year all the time, this time company applied without client letter that says 'one year' only kind of stuff. Desi people' company multi vendor model .net developer position. A big party is waiting sometime this month for me and friends...
4. Another 2-3 people got rejected (this is friend's friend scenario - u can ignore if u wish) and 1-2 got 1 year/3 year extension( same as friend's friend)

2017:
A Person applied for extension based on I140, premium, got 3 years went to india, got stamping, came back - all cake walk, no 'special' q's asked - java/C++ developer. multi vendor contract case.

my company says lot of RFE/pink slips and suggest not to travel out. They said same after DT administration came to power, i ignored, came out and came back with no issues.
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Posted by crmus (44) 14 Feb 2018#31
I got 3 years of extension based on my Approved I-140 around 5 months back. But a new guy was denied H1-b transfer for the similar role in my company and other got RFE 3 weeks back. I am working for a big Pharma company.
And USCIS gave very weird reasons in RFE response of denial.
It looks like that they are trying very hard to stop H-1B.
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Posted by nightwatchman (183) 14 Feb 2018#32
to crmus:

Just curious - is it dependent on SOC code ? Can people share soc codes or at least profile while mentioning these experiences?
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Posted by ToughTime4H1b (110) 14 Feb 2018#33
to nightwatchman:

15-1199
15-1121
15-1131

Not a legal advice just an opinion based on SOC job code responsibility.
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Posted by PranPund (5) 14 Feb 2018#34
to ToughTime4H1b:

Hi,

Please let us know the above mentioned SOC codes are the one's those got approvals or got rejections/RFEs?

Thanks
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Posted by ToughTime4H1b (110) 14 Feb 2018#35
to PranPund:

They are entry levels and on radar.
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Posted by gcwaiting30 (91) 14 Feb 2018#36
to ToughTime4H1b:

But WITCH files majority of applicants who was given title as managers/architects in 1199..
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Posted by dmode (11) 14 Feb 2018#37
My wife's H1 transfer got rejected. She was moving from one Fortune 500 to another Fortune 500 as a hardware engineer. New company filed in the exact same category as last time. But was denied for some vague reason
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Posted by BajateRaho (326) 14 Feb 2018#38

They are entry levels and on radar.

to ToughTime4H1b:



Seriously?
15-1199 is a well known SOC code for filing Technical and Senior Architects
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Posted by ToughTime4H1b (110) 14 Feb 2018#39
to BajateRaho:

There are a lot of 15-1199 derived codes are there like
15-1199.01 Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
.02
.03
....
....
....
till 15-1199.12 Document Management Specialists
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Posted by IMMITALK (279) 14 Feb 2018#40
Unnecessary fear mongering.

USCIS recently published 2017 YTD H1B RFE and Denials. There is no sharp increase and approvals are still 90+%.

The only big change is currently H1B extension are treated like new petitions so better to submit all the document to cover base. Otherwise I have no comment to make on rejection for QA/BA/Software developer roles with 60-70k salary.
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Posted by ToughTime4H1b (110) 14 Feb 2018#41
to IMMITALK:

Any source of this news?
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Posted by dmode (11) 14 Feb 2018#42
to IMMITALK:

I do believe there is a dramatic uptick in 2018 cases. This comes directly from the company lawyer. Will be interesting to see 2018 stats
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Posted by IMMITALK (279) 14 Feb 2018#43
to dmode:

Check this page to get data on H1Bs:

https://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-studies/immi...

There is no spike till now. RFE may increase because every H1B extension is going to be treated as new petition. You can not claim that you are highly skilled resource if your company is submitting your petition as developer with wage level 1or 2 for past 10 years,

Companies have to start using Wage level 3 & 4 with better job description.

I will not make any comment on EVC model as they always operate in grey areas.
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Posted by ToughTime4H1b (110) 14 Feb 2018#44
to IMMITALK:

I cannot find numbers. Before sending numbers please do homework.
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Posted by lvipul (53) 14 Feb 2018#45
to ToughTime4H1b:

Laziness has no solution... I was able to find the number by using common sense, and calculated % rejection using basic maths using the same link that was shared in the earlier post...

Instead of asking others to do homework, why don't you do extra work to locate data, or are you used to get spoon fed?

FYI, here is the data link from the shared link: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/...

Hope this help!!
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Posted by Oliver4231 (2) 14 Feb 2018#46
to ToughTime4H1b:

Total petition 400K, Approved as of Nov 15th 300K, 80K pending, suppose 40K will be approved after Nov 15th, 85% approval rate ?
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Posted by ToughTime4H1b (110) 14 Feb 2018#47
to lvipul:

I know this link. But it doesnt say 90% approval. Its just 75% approval and it is till nov 15th only.
This link doesnt talk about visa 221g or denial during stamping.

Dont be confuse and misguide others.
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Posted by ToughTime4H1b (110) 14 Feb 2018#48
to Oliver4231:

40k approval after November 15th Wow! lot of holidays are there and no added petition. The magic is only after October 2017 is only going to be game changer.
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Posted by thereislight (508) 14 Feb 2018#49
to Oliver4231:


Approvals are averaging 80% but considering a conservative 60% approval rate; the pending 80K receipt would statistically become 48K approvals which would bring 2017 total approvals to 350K which is inline with previous years.
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Posted by Gunners12399 (18) 14 Feb 2018#50
to dmode:

that sucks, SOC code or wage level?
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