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Member Profile: curidpostn (811 posts)

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Hello, I'm curidpostn (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in 4 hours 59 minutes ago
I have been a member since 22 Jun 2015
I have added 811 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 24 Apr 2018
curidpostn's Immigration Cases
 
I-140 case: Approved in -18 days (193 days less than average)   (3 comments)
User: curidpostn Nationality: India
Applicant Type:primaryService Center:Texas
Category:EB3Priority Date:17 Mar 2016
Application Filed:26 Aug 2016USCIS Received Date:29 Aug 2016
USCIS Notice Date:01 Sep 2016USCIS 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:08 Aug 2016
Total Processing Time:18 daysMost Recent LUD:
Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 08 Sep 2016 Last Updated: 08 Sep 2016
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PERM case: Approved in 134 days (100 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: curidpostn Nationality: India
Priority Date:17 Mar 2016Category:EB3
Audit Received?:noAudit Received Date:
Reason for Audit:Audit Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:29 Jul 2016
Total Processing Time:134 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 21 Mar 2016 Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016
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H4 EAD case: Approved in 67 days (1 days less than average)   (5 comments)
User: curidpostn Nationality: India
Application Type:new applicationService Center:Vermont
Filing Method:paper-basedApplication Filed:16 Sep 2016
USCIS Received Date:19 Sep 2016USCIS Notice Date:24 Sep 2016
USCIS Receipt Number:EAC16907XXXXXRFE Received?:
RFE Received Date:Reason for RFE:
RFE Replied Date:Application Status:approved
Approval/Denial Date:22 Nov 2016Card Production Ordered:22 Nov 2016
EAD Received:Total Processing Time:67 days
Most Recent LUD:Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 26 Sep 2016 Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016
Notes: Application for spouse
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Posted in I-140 Forum 4 hours 55 minutes ago
Topic: Anyone contemplating to apply for Canadian PR now?

The only problem with this PR route is that if for some reason the dates move faster and our dates become current due to Trump's strict H1 policies, one might lose the bus. Finding a sponsor to come back might become challenge too.
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Posted in I-140 Forum 21 hours 42 minutes ago
Topic: Need Advice with JPMC offer


I know few people who work in JPMC and I am hearing scary stories, they are not doing extension for folks who are full time from 5 years, instead they told someone whose extension was due to leave, they work with all the WITCH companies and they are easily able to get replacement, I know 2 people who from JPMC who have told me this. they are ok to hire people on H1B but they are not going to work on your extension especially if its based on I-40. In today situation its better to stick to the place where you feel you can be safe.



This must be purely bull shit unless you personally know someone who was let go because of this issue. Friends of friends stories are mostly fake or reach us after getting ears and eyes to original scripts. FTEs are meant to be full time and companies won't lay them off because of such petty visa stuffs. By this logic, they need not have any full time positions opened and can fill all positions with WITCHes or whatever.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 23 Apr 2018
Topic: Anyone contemplating to apply for Canadian PR now?


The I-485 process is based on country of birth and not on citizenship. So even if you have an Australian passport, you will be counted against your country of birth's visa allocation. If you are born in India, you will be in square one after coming here.



What he meant is that one would have a developed country passport at least as a back up. The years waiting here in limbo could be well spent in getting a strong citizenship.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 22 Apr 2018
Topic: Anyone contemplating to apply for Canadian PR now?


Agree about Canada, but if you are US educated and have a US experience at least in healthcare , you will get a comparable job in Australia . Besides Canada has disgusting weather, and swings super socialist. IELTS is a piece of cake , most of us US grads have taken our TOEFLs and GRE’s !



Australia is just Canada with better weather, nothing else. If one is in North America, it is not possible to escape cold. Toronto has four seasons just like New York or any other north eastern US. Vancouver has Seattle weather too. Will you skip a opportunity to study in Harvard or MIT or work in Google (Cambridge) just because it has disgusting weather?

Australia has universal healthcare and subsidized college education like Canada. Nothing super social about it. Canada doesn't provide free college like European countries. Scandinavian countries are super socialist where they take over 50% as tax, Canada is not. Also, Sydney has ridiculous housing costs, and it is much higher than GTA. Also it would be truly disgusting to come across a reptile in the backyard. Australia also has looming water scarcity, whereas Canada has plenty of world's freshwater. Something to ponder while raising family.

I don't know about healthcare, for IT, Canada is lot better option. Toronto is the only city to feature in Amazon's HQ2 list outside US. Toronto constantly features in top cities list for IT and is the only city outside US to do so. Canada has great options for parents PR sponsorship, long term stay parents visa (super visa), and even for usual tourist visa they give 10 year multiple entry visa whereas Australia gives visitor visa just for an entry for x months. It would be such a pain for people who want to have parents closer. Canada gives citizenship in 3 years and Australia in 4 years.

Above all Canadian passport is much powerful than Australian passport and one can get in visa free (different from visa exempt) in to US with Canadian passport which is not possible with any country's passport! Easier to look for jobs if one wants to come back to US in future.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 22 Apr 2018
Topic: Anyone contemplating to apply for Canadian PR now?

Moving from US to Canada is not an easy decision because US is the best place in the world when it comes to white collar jobs. It might be easy decision to move for someone from India.

There are tons of threads in Trackitt asking opinion on moving to Canada, but if you follow the thread starter's profile, the person would still be chasing GC or would have gotten GC only recently. Everyone tries this route and eventually don't move. Only 1 in 100 take a bold decision to move.

Savings would be down by 50-60% because of low wages and higher cost of living. If you are making $100k in US, you need to make like $140k CAD in Canada which unpractical to start with. Even if you are taking $100k CAD, you are losing 30% straight.

Above all getting invitation for Canadian PR is getting tougher and tougher, and it is not that they have the doors open for people to enter. Only if someone has a Master degree, below 35, and have very good IELTS scores they stand a chance to get invite. PNPs have become virtually non-existent, and there are no other avenues to immigrate. If you research further on your eligibility, you would understand that devil exists in details.

Many people won't be willing to take that compromise.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 16 Apr 2018
Topic: IV call this Sunday, any predictions?


Biggest Hurdle for HR 392 or any Immigration Bill to reduce backlog is

1. Corporate like Microsoft, fwd.us, Intel, and desi consulting companies.
2. AILA - American Immigration Lawyer Association

They want this backlog to continue as we provide white collar slavery for the corporate and bread and butter to AILA in form of extensions and renewals.

IV, SIIA, RHC; even if they have the best of intentions cant make even a small dent as they don't have that kind of funds or lobby power to take the giant corporate head on.





Biggest Hurdle for HR 392 or any Immigration Bill to reduce backlog is

1. Corporate like Microsoft, fwd.us, Intel, and desi consulting companies.
2. AILA - American Immigration Lawyer Association

They want this backlog to continue as we provide white collar slavery for the corporate and bread and butter to AILA in form of extensions and renewals.

IV, SIIA, RHC; even if they have the best of intentions cant make even a small dent as they don't have that kind of funds or lobby power to take the giant corporate head on.



Why will a company like Microsoft that pays way above market standards worry about retaining employee just by keeping them on visa? Also H1b s make only some percentage in Microsoft and it doesn't make any sense to lobby some bill that tries to retain a fraction of employees.

Also people who work there are skilled enough to move jobs and don't worry about visa sponsorship as it is always available for someone who is super skilled.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 11 Apr 2018
Topic: Unusual question by VO at the time of stamping

But where do you mention about previous petition denial? Did you mention it in the DS160 or the officer knew about the denial by himself?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 10 Apr 2018
Topic: Joined a big4 based on H1B receipt # and got RFE

Dude, big 4 is truly big 4 only for the following domains.. audit, assurance services, taxation, management consulting, advisory, actuarial, corporate finance and legal services.. not for IT. They are another outsourcing shop shop when it comes to IT and I'm not sure why someone would join with receipt with them.

If you join back your previous employer, I think there's a way by you which your old employer needs to communicate to uscis that you joined them back. Check with attorney.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 07 Apr 2018
Topic: H4 visa denied due to fraud or misrepresentation (it affected

You need to take attorneys help and prove that your marriage was real. This is serious, and they may ban you from entering US for misrepresentation.

I believe they just ask basic questions at the interview. The officer may definitely get doubts if she was not able to answer that.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 06 Apr 2018
Topic: Don't wait for PR before moving.


Yes, it was 210k USD, I had to find the cash and pay it back. They figure out how to get "premium" rates outside of insurance, my choice was insurance would cover a very aggressive surgery, but not less invasive option. Almost everyone I know that's had some kind of incident has a similar story. Someone wrote above that medical costs cause more bankruptcy than anything else in the States.



Oh my god.. unbelievable. One can almost buy a house with that kind of money..

Extra thirty or forty thousand that one gets to earn in US would be blown away in a second when such a thing happens.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 06 Apr 2018
Topic: Starting business 9 months after GC


Looks like nobody got in problem because he left after 8 months, but why not waiting 1 year?

This question must be in n400 forums. Did you get any feedback from n400 forums?
For what i investigated is the intention at the moment of green card approval, so the more you stay the better, and get information to backup your decision

Note: i am not a lawyer, always ask you attorney.



This is overkill. Don't scare him. I just checked N400 form. They ask the employment that one held in last 5 years. If someone is that worried, they could just apply citizenship after 6 or 7 years of getting green card so that there is no need to explicitly specify the employer after getting green card.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 06 Apr 2018
Topic: Don't wait for PR before moving.


I'm in Los Angeles, with Blue Cross PPO health insurance, top plan. I had a bicycle accident and needed 3 surgeries, cost me $210 000 out of my pocket in one year, surgeons bill you outside of insurance because the negotiated rates are so low, my insurance costs me $5500/yr, and that's US$. Dental also not covered here. I know people who's parents have maxed out their lifetime coverage limits and are now bankrupt from medical bills. You can have one big accident and wake up in intensive care with millions of dollars in medical bills, stories all the time of kids born with a defect and the family loses everything, you can't escape medical bills if you file bankruptcy, debt collectors follow you for the rest of your life. People here try smuggle prescription drugs from Canada because they are so much cheaper there, there are services in America that bus old people across the border into Canada every month to fill their prescriptions. I like America but am not willing to risk getting old here in this medical system.



Did you mean $210k? How did you manage to pay that back?

Also how do they bill you outside insurance? Will they put the diagnosis/treatment under codes that are not covered by insurance?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 06 Apr 2018
Topic: Convincing employers for H1B

It is impossible to convince an employer to sponsor visa. Most big companies have well defined policies, and no matter how skilled you are, they have pre defined policy (based on skill set, availability of resources etc.) for every position that gets posted. Either it will be sponsored for a qualified candidate or it will not be sponsored. You just cannot 'convince' them to sponsor a position that has not been approved for sponsorship.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 05 Apr 2018
Topic: Don't wait for PR before moving.


Hey buddy, it's cool to have a chat with you.

Moving to Canada with a job in hand is better than moving there first & struggling for a job.

My kid just started elementary & goes to school in Peel region, the ratings are good but it all depends on the teacher. The class teacher being one of the worst & rude, makes things bad. Even if we plan on changing the address for a better it's not a guarantee that the teacher would be good. Don't have a positive/negative experience of schools based on my comments, you will experience as you enroll your kids & wish they get a nice teacher.
Also the hospitals in peel region are not that good, there are horror stories we hear from all families. But it's almost he same in most of the other regions.

Why we considered Canada: Way back in 2012-13 I was transferred from US to Toronto, so I had an experience working & living in Toronto (downtown) and we liked the downtown though it was pretty expensive. Then as usual the project finished & we went back to India, got another project in US & since 2014 I am in US. But I still had the wish in my my mind to apply for Canada PR, though there was no urgency I applied for PR in 2014 & it was approved. We initially had no plans to move, but gradually things are turning bad in US, my wife can't work on H4, GC waiting can be 20-30-40 years, so we made a tough decision to move my wife & kid to Canada & will access the situation gradually if they can sustain the Canada life on their own while I continue my job in US. I appreciate my wife & she's pretty tough & so far trying to handle the situation well despite challenges (She literally hates winter, so you can understand).
The biggest challenge is with her not having a job, she's still trying to find a job and it's sad that she's struggling because had it been US she would have got a pretty good months back. If you have references for any job appreciate you sharing it :)



There was a member called Gaurav2000. Check his profile page. He works for a MNC IT consulting company and was mentioning that he would be able to refer people if they have PR.

Does your wife have a career break? If that is the case, then it is difficult to find even in US. I know people with experience range 5-15 years sitting jobless (because of career break) even with H4 EAD in US too. Many have managed to find one after break too, but it did take long time, anywhere between 6 months to 1 year to get something meaningful. It is definitely going to take time until she comes across a hiring manager who is going to oversee the break and give a chance to prove herself.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 05 Apr 2018
Topic: Don't wait for PR before moving.

I get you. I don't have any firsthand experiences like you to argue on this topic anyways.

The person whom interacted did say US is better for career and opportunities, but other things like healthcare are definitely better in Canada. Being in late twenties, everyone probably wishes to career over everything else. She was from Alberta. I asked if there is a sense of eagerness among Canadian youth to move to US, her response was nothing so.

On salary front, this was where I referred..

https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-di...
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 05 Apr 2018
Topic: Don't wait for PR before moving.


In Canada, are IT Layoffs common? If so, is it possible to get another job quickly? That is a problem in European countries - if you get laid off, too hard to find a new one. But on the other hand, layoffs are much less common that the US



Layoffs are very common in US, particularly in full time employment. Every US company keeps reducing bottom x% at very regular intervals or often has reduction in workforce due to financial reasons.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 04 Apr 2018
Topic: Don't wait for PR before moving.

Are you waiting to come back to US any time soon? How are schools?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 04 Apr 2018
Topic: Don't wait for PR before moving.


You might be well settled but there is also a different side of the story.
I agree getting WP/PR might be rather easier than other countries but where are the jobs??

Canada's 95% population lives near the US borders. The struggle for jobs is such that even for mean jobs (stores, clerical etc...) there is a struggle. IT jobs are far less in ratio compared to US & the job seekers are pretty high, so the supply-demand is not favorable for applicants unlike in US.
One big proof is that many of the Canadian citizens work Mon-Thu in bordering cities like Buffalo, Detroit & Seattle and go back to their home in Canada on weekends, because they struggle to get a local job.
Another aspect is the salary, the salaries are way lower than US, if you are earning 100k in US, don't ever expect to get 100k in Canada, you might have to settle down with 60-70k (the exchange rate for 100k USD >> 128k CAD).
Housing - This is biggest part where it's frustrating. You can't get a good apartment/condo for rent easily, the prices are like of California (In Toronto GTA, Vancouver & big cities). Unlike US there isn't a system of apartments being leased by one company, the condo system is that there is owner for each apartment & the owner puts it on rent via a broker & then the highest rent giver & the first person gets it.
So due to this rent issue everyone is struggling to buy a house as there is very high inflation on property rates, the high rates are created by real estate brokers to run the industry & have their jobs (Just like the medical system in US).

Insurance - Cost of owning a car & having insurance is pretty high, the insurance rates are like of NJ. Add to this the gas/petrol rates are of Bay area $4+ a gallon.

One good part is you don't have to pay for medical, as it is government provided. BUT have you ever used it - The hospital doctors are worst, it's just like how a typical government services would be. Just keep praying that you never get sick.
Schools: Up to what I know there no good schools at least in Toronto GTA & Vancouver area.

Groceries & Shopping: Even here the rates are high & people there envy US rates, many of them cross the border on Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays just for shopping.


Why I am able to write such details: I do have a Canada PR & trying to find a better (or equivalent) job in Canada to move there from past an year, but things are never favorable. I work on the best cloud technology with one of the best cloud company, earn 130k + benefits package and a similar job is Canada would pay me 80k, but i would get the pay only when I get a job..!!!
My spouse moved to Canada last year & she is also in the same technology as I am, but she's still hunting for a job.

So think twice before you plan to move to Canada - It might be easy to move but very tough to survive.



It is very hard to believe the job search story. While one's mile may vary, I am coming across tons of people in IT who are moving with jobs even from India these days (not any friend's of friend, people with whom I have directly interacted with).

I have a caucasian Canadian at work who moved to US. Although she agrees that career wise US is lot better (more opportunities, and exposure), she insists that Canada is a great place to raise the family, and standard of living is lot better than US. I specifically asked about healthcare, and she says that it is exceptional. The only problem she mentioned about health care is that there could be wait for non-emergency cases like knee surgery etc.

And even in job front, she didn't sound as you are sounding. Her stance was that although it is not great, it is good enough. And many people posted their personal experiences in Canadavisa forum on job search from US where they mentioned they managed to get better salary than US.

Like most GC aspirants, may be you totally gave up on moving and started picking just negatives to convince yourself that you made right decision.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Apr 2018
Topic: So what's future for HR392 or any new immigration bill ?



Agreed that helping legals is not a priority for any Congress.
Country cap/removing dependents did not get in as a result of rule making. hence EO can remove country cap.



Country cap is a law set in stone by Congress. Only Congress can change it, EO cannot.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 31 Mar 2018
Topic: Returned to India


If people are going back I am sure most have kids who are US citizens so they have some back up plans of returning back to US in the future. Also I don't mean to sound rude to others here, but looking at this from a positive side, I feel the EB dates will likely move faster which is a good thing.



People can keep their i140 s live and still claim the visa through consular processing when their dates become current. If they work for Indian consulting companies, they can do that while working in offshore. If desi consultancy, they can pay to keep i140 alive. Not many petitions with FTEs are getting denied.
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