Discuss decemberkicks's H-1B USCIS Case

H-1B case: Approved in 76 days (11 days less than average)
India
transfer
California
premium
13 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018
yes
20 Jul 2018
speciality occupation -- degree relevance
17 Sep 2018
approved
27 Sep 2018
76 days
25 Jul 2018
28 Sep 2018
Got approved at last. Got email from attorney not update in any site


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Users currently watching this case: liksup, decemberkicks, Shreyan212, hope2022, Sub87, Staypositive25, HumblePie, ramaram, anih, NP21, arun27 55 Comments

Posted by liksup
26 Jul 2018 #1
Hi @decemberkicks, did you happen to know what was the RFE requested? If you got it please do share and does your appplication number starts with WAC18234 or what are the first six digits and soc code and also if it is in FTE or EVC role.
Posted by decemberkicks
27 Jul 2018 #2
Yeah it’s speciality occupation, it’s FTE, it’s WAC18229, don’t know SOC code. Why does it matter application number?
Posted by Shreyan212
27 Jul 2018 #3
My application received date is 07/13/2018 and RFE received on 23rd however my attorney dint received the RFE copy yet .I could see you have received RFE on 20th , may i know when did you receive your RFE Copy ?
Posted by liksup
28 Jul 2018 #4
Did your case history shows something like this as well before RFE and stopped premium processing? “We corrected your name for your case”? I am checking as I got RFE today and it shows this also.
Posted by Shreyan212
28 Jul 2018 #5
it shows below nothing else- We stopped the 15-day premium processing clock for your case
Posted by liksup
28 Jul 2018 #6
Oh ok. Also for speciality occupation can you share what was the job title requested for and soc code for lca? Is your company legal team providing any new documents based on RFE? I am asking as now a days most FTE Jobs are getting that RFE and I am thinking may be I got that one.
Posted by Shreyan212
28 Jul 2018 #7
Attorney working on my case did not receive the RFE document yet, i dont know how long it take.
Posted by liksup
29 Jul 2018 #8
Same case for me, I was under the impression that USCIS sends a fax to attorney, but may be not. I will let you know if my attorney get the RFE next week or so.
Posted by liksup
01 Aug 2018 #9
Hi @Shreyan212, did your attorney got the hard copy also and how long did it took to get the hard copy of RFE? DId they get via fax as well?
Posted by liksup
01 Aug 2018 #10
Hi @decemberkicks, did your attorney got the hard copy also and how long did it took to get the hard copy of RFE? DId they get via fax as well?
Posted by decemberkicks
01 Aug 2018 #11
I think no fax copies these days only through regular mail. I believe it took may be 4 - 5 days to get the letter. Thanks
Posted by liksup
14 Sep 2018 #12
All the best @Decemberkicks, mine response was also sent on 5th September and USCIS got it on 11th September so crossing my fingers.
Posted by liksup
21 Sep 2018 #13
Hi @decemberkicks mine was denied today and yet to know what was the reason they denied it. will advise.
Posted by Sub87
22 Sep 2018 #14
Hi @ decemberkicks did get any update.
Posted by decemberkicks
27 Sep 2018 #15
No update yet. Sorry to hear @liksup.
Posted by Shreyan212
27 Sep 2018 #16
mine got approved on 24th and RFE response received date was 13th
Posted by decemberkicks
27 Sep 2018 #17
@Shreyan212 Congrats man. This waiting game is killing, hoping some new soon :) fingers crossed.
Posted by Shreyan212
27 Sep 2018 #18
yeah, i know it is not easy, good luck
Posted by Staypositive25
27 Sep 2018 #19
Same Boat...Got RFE for Specialty Occupation - Degree Relevance...

Replied RFE on Sep 19th waitingggg
Posted by liksup
27 Sep 2018 #20
no worries @decemberkicks, I did not join my new employer based on receipt number as I did not had that much confidence on their legal department as they never share much details being a big multi national company. Hence I guess it is ok as this was a transfer and did not happen after I joined them during extension. Only thing little bit disappointed as once got some good FTE job, but their legal department is not kind of good to make it through or so.
Posted by decemberkicks
27 Sep 2018 #21
@Staypositive25 GoodLuck :) @liksup yeah I know getting a FTE in a good company is tough.
Posted by decemberkicks
27 Sep 2018 #22
Got approved guys :) thanks for your help and support. All the best
Posted by H1BTransferCA
27 Sep 2018 #23
Congratulations !!!
Posted by Sub87
27 Sep 2018 #24
@decemberkics where did u check
Posted by HumblePie
27 Sep 2018 #25
@decemberkicks, could you pls tell what was your education background ? and what docs did the attorney submitted ?

thanks!
Posted by Sub87
27 Sep 2018 #26
@decemberkicks congratulations
Posted by Staypositive25
28 Sep 2018 #27
Congrats... happy for you
Posted by decemberkicks
28 Sep 2018 #28
@H1BTransferCA Thanks! @Sub87 got email from attorney not updated in any website
Posted by decemberkicks
28 Sep 2018 #29
@Staypositive25 Thanks! you will get it soon :)
Posted by decemberkicks
28 Sep 2018 #30
@Leathersofa Mech Eng, As far as I know we went for expert opinion letter, I have submitted my master and bachelors certs.
Posted by liksup
28 Sep 2018 #31
Congratulations @decemberkicks !!!
Posted by ramaram
28 Sep 2018 #32
Whoever got Speciality occupation RFE, can you suggest what information you provided to the attorney.
Posted by anih
28 Sep 2018 #33
@decemberkicks what all documents did you submit for your RFE and who is your attorney if i may askl,also is it FTE?
Posted by decemberkicks
28 Sep 2018 #34
@[email protected] yeah its FTE, Fragomen lawfirm. Ive provided employment verification letters from all my previous employers and all my bachelors & masters certs. Thanks and All the Best.
Posted by anih
28 Sep 2018 #35
@decemberkicks what do you mean by employment verification letters,does submitting pay stubs not provide as proof that you were employed and just curious was it asked in your RFE by USCIS to submit?
Posted by decemberkicks
28 Sep 2018 #36
@anih Actually those letters were required to generate expert opinion letter from third party service not to USCIS.
Posted by anih
28 Sep 2018 #37
@decemberkicks did attorney request them as even i have similar RFE and is handled by fragomen,but they didn't request me.and also what was mentioned in the employment verification letters
Posted by decemberkicks
28 Sep 2018 #38
Yes @anih they told me to get them, its mostly for your role and responsibilities.
Posted by NP21
29 Sep 2018 #39
@decemberkicks, @Shreyan212, @Staypositive25 Can you guys please help me out since I am also on same boat got degree relevance RFE, What all documents are needed to submit. My background is in EE and we submitted all Masters and bachelor certificates.
Posted by Staypositive25
29 Sep 2018 #40
@NP21

For this the best thing Is submit expert opinion letter from a PHD professor and after that it’s our luck.

To get the expert opinion letter, we need to provide our degree certificates, mark sheets, experience letter or employment verification letters for all ur employers.

Professor will prOvide a letter which states that ur Indian degree is relevant to American degree and ur progressive experience will help in doing ur work.

It’s the best bet. How much is ur experience ??
Posted by anih
29 Sep 2018 #41
@staypositive have you done masters from United States?
Posted by Staypositive25
29 Sep 2018 #42
No.. I did btech mechanical and 11+ Years IT experience.
Posted by anih
29 Sep 2018 #43
Ok just asking because my attorney did not ask any employment letters at be because I have masters from US
Posted by anih
29 Sep 2018 #44
@decemberkicks do you have masters from US as you were also mentioning that you have submitted employment verification letter
Posted by decemberkicks
29 Sep 2018 #45
@anih Yes I have my masters in Mech Engg and also I have submitted employment verification letters upon lawyers request. If your attorney can get expert letter without employment verification letters then you are good, all you need is expert letter.
Posted by decemberkicks
29 Sep 2018 #46
+1 for @Staypositive25 response above.
Posted by NP21
29 Sep 2018 #47
@Staypositive25
i did Masters in EE from USA and have 3 years experience
as discuss with lawyer and he suggested that they will get evaluation
done from Silvergate as they are already working with them but from my end not sure is that enough?? thinking to get one more letter from PHD prof
do anyone have suggestions and to whom i should contact ??

@decemberkicks
you submitted employment verification letter from previous employer does that mean work experience letter ??
Posted by hope2022
29 Sep 2018 #48
@Staypositive25 wish you all the very best, Please keep us posted here about your case.
Posted by Staypositive25
29 Sep 2018 #49
@NP21

There 2 things
1) Education evaluation letter
2) Expert opinion letter

Silver gate will do both. Even I did from same. As u have masters and less they are experience may be they are going for education evaluation my case is the opposite only bachelors and 11 years so did expert opinion letter. As far I know expert opini N has more precedence to education evaluation, because it includes both. It’s my opinion just check with ur attorney again.
Posted by NP21
29 Sep 2018 #50
@Staypositive25
Thank you what if we try to submit both ? or we need to any any one of those?
I guess @decemberkicks has also Masters in ME so wanted to know what they submitted on their end
Posted by Staypositive25
29 Sep 2018 #51
NP21 yeah we can submit both
Posted by NP21
29 Sep 2018 #52
okay thank you
Posted by NP21
29 Sep 2018 #53
@Staypositive25
your case is in premium ?
Posted by arun27
15 Oct 2018 #54
Congrats on your approval. I also got the same RFE. expert opinion letter is ready, attorney might reply next week
Posted by ramaram
15 Oct 2018 #55
@decemberkicks was your attorney from Fragomen?

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