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Member Profile: PaciFire (44 posts)

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Hello, I'm PaciFire (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 07 Feb 2014
I have been a member since 06 Jan 2013
I have added 44 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 07 Feb 2014
PaciFire's Immigration Cases
 
PERM case:   (1 comment)
User: PaciFire Nationality: India
Priority Date:22 Jun 2012Category:EB2
Audit Received?:yesAudit Received Date:27 Aug 2012
Reason for Audit:Signed Affidavit for no payments to EmployerAudit Replied Date:25 Sep 2012
Application Status:deniedApproval/Denial Date:17 Apr 2013
Total Processing Time:299 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 07 Jan 2013 Last Updated: 17 Apr 2013
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 07 Feb 2014
Topic: PERM application for CTS (Cognizant) employees


2012 PERM Applied : 1155
2012 PERM Denied : 148

2013 PERM Applied : 270
2013 PERM Denied : 143

Whats happening in C*S mobility/immigration team. On 270 petition only 127 approved.



I am not sure where you got this info but the numbers stated for 2012 PERM denied are too low.
There are 540 PERMs which were DENIED. All the denied perms with Names are listed at the following
www.oalj.dol.gov. search for Employer as Cognizant and you can see all the 2012 PERMs denied (these are re appealed by CTS)
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 30 Sep 2013
Topic: CTS- PERM - Sep 2013

Yes..you can re file a new perm provided you withdraw the previous one. Once u get 7th yr extn then it does not get cancelled upon the withdrawal of PERM. But you will not be able ask for any extn based on the earlier perm since you already withdrew it. Basically you start a new counter for your PERM when you do a refile.

Some of the People in the forum have already done that.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 30 Sep 2013
Topic: CTS- PERM - Sep 2013

Frndz...I need some advice....I have less than a year left on my 7th yr extn....I am not sure if I shud withdraw the perm and ask c** to file new one or wait till next extn and then re-file.
Since DOL is taking more than 6 months now to process a case it will be a close shave to get approval and with the Audit chances very high add another 3-5 months..

Any views??
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 27 Sep 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

Frndz...I need some advice....I have less than a year left on my 7th yr extn....I am not sure if I shud withdraw the perm and ask c** to file new one or wait till next extn and then re-file.
Since DOL is taking more than 6 months now to process a case it will be a close shave to get approval and with the Audit chances very high add another 3-5 months..

Any views??
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 25 Sep 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

People who are thinking about withdrwing the perm with BALCA and reapply should also research whether the Company can apply another PERM under same category without any change of job role or duties etc..
I dont think DOL allows that but check before you go that route.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 18 May 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

I think someone who can see their name in oal site should take a screenshot and send it to G*T and HR ...there is no reason G*T should lie. Atleast, they can accept and tell the truth to employees now.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 18 May 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

People..I am not sure why we are denying the fact that June2012 cases have moved to BALCA.
I saw the updates in the tracker and checked the oal website...I saw 2 of my friends names who were from June2012 PERM batch. (I haven't seen my name yet but it will not be long)

So...cases have been rejected in MTR and have been moved to BALCA...
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 11 May 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

You are correct.

I need some info from the group. I have banged my head with G**T team. I am asking a simple question to which they are giving conflicting answers:

Q: How do I apply for H1 extension from offshore? Is it H1-b Extension category or H1(not subject to cap) and can I apply it without waiting for another year.
I raised H1-B extension request and it was rejected saying that I can only apply it while in US. So, what do I do? Answer: Not sure. please raise ticket. So, I raise a ticket and was given a name Mr XX to be contacted and (bear with me) I contact Mr XX and he says he is not sure raise a ticket. LOL!!!

So, if anyone here has raised an H1 extension request from offshore please let me know:
a. If its possible (I know it is but does our company Imm. team knows abt it).
b. I cannot ask for the process and names of people here any hints will be helpful.

(phewww. Thanks to this forum and all of u .. I can let out my steam )
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 29 Apr 2013
Topic: Canada Work Permit Passport Question

Yes. U need to send your passport not the copy
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 28 Apr 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

In my previous comment on LCA I meant that the PERM is not related to client location. LCA is not needed for PERM. They use PWD. Hence I doubt that client location has any role to play (but hey... we are not the COs).

If anyone in NJ got a denial they can confirm this.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 28 Apr 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

PERM is filed for future employment unlike your H or L petition which is specific to a client with a specific location. Thats why an LCA is filed for the prevailing wage whenever one is transferred to a new client location.
(Good thing is no rejections since approvals started coming in)

Happy to see some of us getting approvals. Though I am not too hopeful abt the approvals on appeals (remember no new evidence can be submitted to CO but I hope its DOL error and we have a strong case).
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 26 Apr 2013
Topic: h1 approved beyond 6 year by employer mistake

Yes it can cause issues....do not take chances..consult with some other attorney to be sure...
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 18 Apr 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)


Friends,
Will it be same result for January cases ?




Unfortunately, if the reason for denial is deviation from job requirement then Jan cases would also have been filed without considering the DOL guidance (as it did not come to company's notice untill recently when cases where denied in bulk), so yes..I think same fate lies ahead for Jan cases too. (hard truth...do not leave it on hope)
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 17 Apr 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

hmm..thanks for the info. Sorry abt your RFE.
I got the denial notice today. I cannot apply for extension as I do not have 365 days PERM pending till Jun3 3rd week while my maxout is June 1st week. (Really they messed me up by just 2 weeks)
I am thinking should I immediately travel back for couple of weeks to recapture some time or go back end of May and then apply for extension once they appeal and the case is pending again.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 17 Apr 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

Does any one know the answer:
If the appeal fails then what happens to the 7th year extension which was approved or in process.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 14 Apr 2013
Topic: Cognizant Employee's PERM Approval after Appeal

Frnds...can you post if you know your case has been appealed by Company.
Also, is it MTR for CO or BALCA.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 09 Apr 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

Thanks bud...I m still awaiting any decision on my case though
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 09 Apr 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

I think you are absolutely correct...
I stumbled upon the job description in one of the visa questionnaire few weeks back in our visa portal (can't seem to find it now) where I recollect reading that the person should be able to work from various locations in US and that the position is based out of our HQ in NJ.

What I am reading in the other threads is that travel requirements raises DOL eyebrows hence I am not surprised (in fact 99% sure) that all PERMS are doomed.

For the profits, 1. H1 B lottery 2. Bulk PERMs denied 3. Future GC process in question (lateral joinees will think twice and existing may plan to leave)....hell yes..someone professional at the top should be really worried.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 09 Apr 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

However slim but ..yes there are chances. Its a personal choice to move out now or after some time.

I have decided to pursue opportunities outside Cognizant as I do not feel that they have any hope to get a smoother PERM process before late 2014 (if they choose to)

Also, I do not blame GIT team for the situation. They did what they thought was right. It was unfortunate to get all these rejections. Wondering what can be the possible reason for not even a single approval for us.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 09 Apr 2013
Topic: June 2012 DOL Audits for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

well.. if you read between the lines

......The employer may not submit completely "new" evidence, but is allowed to submit: copies of documentation already submitted to DOL in response to a DOL request and/or submit documentation that existed at the time when the PERM application was filed and that the employer is required to maintain under PERM regulations..............

(Not to dishearten anyone..)
I have gone through the same process with another Indian IT Major...PERM bulk filing...PERM Audited..PERM denied...Appealed..Denied
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