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Member Profile: johnsnow (17 posts)

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Hello, I'm johnsnow (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 06 Mar 2018
I have been a member since 16 Jun 2015
I have added 17 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 28 Feb 2018
johnsnow's Immigration Cases
 
H-1B case: Approved in 49 days (45 days less than average)   (9 comments)
User: johnsnow Nationality: India
Application Type:transferService Center:Vermont
Processing Type:premiumApplication Filed:08 Jan 2018
USCIS Received Date:16 Jan 2018Receipt Number:EAC*****
RFE Received?:yesRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:26 Feb 2018
TN Status:Most Recent LUD:
Total Processing Time:49 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 12 Jan 2018 Last Updated: 02 Mar 2018
Notes: FT, Level 4 wage. RFE received on 15th day

H4 EAD case: Approved in 62 days (6 days less than average)   (10 comments)
User: johnsnow Nationality: India
Application Type:renewalService Center:Nebraska
Filing Method:paper-basedApplication Filed:17 Mar 2017
USCIS Received Date:21 Mar 2017USCIS Notice Date:
USCIS Receipt Number:RFE Received?:
RFE Received Date:Reason for RFE:
RFE Replied Date:Application Status:approved
Approval/Denial Date:18 May 2017Card Production Ordered:18 May 2017
EAD Received:23 May 2017Total Processing Time:62 days
Most Recent LUD:Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 21 Mar 2017 Last Updated: 24 May 2017
Notes: Filed concurrently along with H1 and H4 Extenstion in Premium
johnsnow's Posts
Posted in H-1B Forum on 28 Feb 2018
Topic: RFE response sent but no update in website

Hi Guys,

UPDATE:
H1B transfer approved. Status shows directly "Case was approved". No email to attorney though.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 23 Feb 2018
Topic: RFE response sent but no update in website

Good to know we have some people in the same boat :)
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 23 Feb 2018
Topic: RFE response sent but no update in website

Hmmm, had to get update from Attorney if USCIS received RFE response. Do you happen to know why VSC has stopped updates online? and when they might start updating back?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 22 Feb 2018
Topic: RFE response sent but no update in website

Hmmm, sad to know. Hope the RFE isn't so serious. Lets hope for the best. May I know if your case is a H1 Transfer or H1 Extension? and you work Full-time, E-C, E-V-C?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 22 Feb 2018
Topic: RFE response sent but no update in website

Hi,

Attorney responded to RFE last week, but I don't see any update to case saying "Response to RFE received". Wondering if anyone else is in the same ship.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 23 Jan 2018
Topic: Premium processing receipt delay

USCIS received my petition on 8th, but the PP started only from 16th. There was delay in H1, H4 receipts. Received it later than expected. Hopefully everyone gets their receipt soon.
Attorney/Petitioner can call USCIS and ask for the case number if e-receipt is not yet received. I heard from attorney that there is a technical issue with sending e-receipt.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 22 Jan 2018
Topic: H1B Premium Processing Delay - Vermont

USCIS received H1 Transfer with PP 14 days back, but haven't heard from them yet. I see lot of cases getting processed within 10 days. Is anyone else in similar bucket?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 17 Jan 2018
Topic: JP Morgan and Green card sponsorship

Agreed

To Summarize:
As I know, JPMC is the worst among Financial companies. UBS, RBS, Goldman Sachs, DB, BoFA are all better than JPMC. If I have to choose between any other financial company and JPMC for GC purpose, I'd choose other financial company.
If you need to consider other factors such as Technology, Benefits, Compensation then it becomes a more complicated decision.

NOTE: Individual experience in company may differ. But if you ask 10 people, 7-8 would have a negative immigration experience in JPMC.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 17 Jan 2018
Topic: JP Morgan and Green card sponsorship

JPMC does not have a company wide GC policy and depends on the LOB you are in.
There is a disconnect between hiring H1B and applying for GC.
If allowed, hiring an H1B is decision made by your manager, 2nd level manager and rarely 3rd level manager. But for every GC, you need approval from person who is almost like an LOB head. If they say no, your manager is helpless.
Main factors JPMC considers are
1. LOB you belong to (IB, Compliance, Retail, etc) - For e.g. if you get into already well established group like IB, there are already thousands of people on H1B and the leadership doesn't want to pursue GC as there is quite an amount of money is involved and they treat tech employees as resource who knows this and that technology. While, if you join a new and growing group, almost all of them will get their GC processing done.
2. Your worth to the Project/Manager - Are you a critical resource? What would be the loss if you leave? If the loss isn't much then forget GC.

One more thing to note is, JPMC isn't great with DHS/USCIS either. Their H1B cases go through fine, but their PERM/I-140 gets audited frequently.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 16 Jan 2018
Topic: Premium processing receipt delay

Cool, congratulations :) Hope for good news!!
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 14 Jan 2018
Topic: Premium processing receipt delay

Same case here as well!! No email from USCIS. Even my petition reached on 8th.
Have created case in tracker. Will update if I hear anything
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Posted in H4 EAD Forum on 25 Oct 2016
Topic: Approximate duration to get SSN after H4 EAD

UPDATE: Received SSN in a week
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Posted in H4 EAD Forum on 24 Oct 2016
Topic: Approximate duration to get SSN after H4 EAD

We applied for SSN, 2 weeks after H4 EAD approval. I heard, for some it is taking nearly 2 months.
Would like to get opinion of people who received SSN recently
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Posted in H4 EAD Forum on 19 Oct 2016
Topic: H4 EAD card USPS delivery issue. Need inputs

We faced similar issue few days ago regarding EAD delivery. Status says delivered to Front Desk (in apt building), but front desk was saying they didn't receive it.
We followed below steps, hope it helps you
1. Checked the place where Front desk keeps all couriers - (Letter not found)
2. We visited local post office from where it was delivered and enquired them. - (They told its already delivered). They gave their phone number and asked to check with them again if it was not found. We did follow up with them few times on phone.
3. Called USPS customer care and checked for status - (They said its delivered too). Registered case/complaint with them. Takes 2 days to get response.
4. Next, we were planning to ask Mail delivery person who delivers mail on that day and also to request him to check others mail boxes incase if it was wrongly kept in different mailbox.

Luckily, we got it from Front Desk. It was kept in a different mailbox and the person owning mailbox saw and gave it to front desk.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 09 Jul 2016
Topic: I-140 Premium processing time - Texas service center

Hi pk857,
I did hear back from TSC on 7th. Message says Case was approved. Waiting for hard copy. Best of luck on your case.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 06 Jul 2016
Topic: I-140 Premium processing time - Texas service center

Anyone waiting for decision from Texas Service Center? My Premium petition was received on 23rd of June. Today is the 13th calendar day after petition was received. Still no response yet.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 09 Mar 2016
Topic: H1B to Greencard - ETA

Hey AD,
I'm also in similar boat. I chose the second option of waiting for H4-EAD.
Just FYI. I don't think EB-2 or EB-3 matters in your case, to get to the point of H4-EAD. Both take same time.

There are multiple factors to consider here
1. Time taken to apply for Labor depends on your employer (Some take 3 months, some take > 9 months) - you'll have to confirm that with your employer
2. On an average Labor approval is taking (5-6) months after you apply + 1-2 months to file and get I140 approved in premium + 2-3 months for H4-EAD. On an average, after applying for labor, it takes 10-12 months to get H4 EAD (If no Audit)

Advantage with H4 EAD
Flexibility of Job - Can do any job at any $/hr rate
If you don't have job for few months, you don't have to worry (In H1B with consultancies, employer has to run payroll and you owe tax)

Advantage with H1B
If you plan to become entrepreneur, or on the flip side, something terrible happens, you can go on H4.
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