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Member Profile: ihaleem9 (13 posts)

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Hello, I'm ihaleem9 (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 15 Nov 2017
I have been a member since 01 Oct 2012
I have added 13 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 26 Apr 2013
ihaleem9's Immigration Cases
 
H-1B case: Approved in 101 days (7 days more than average)   (0 comments)
User: ihaleem9 Nationality: India
Application Type:transferService Center:California
Processing Type:premiumApplication Filed:02 Apr 2013
USCIS Received Date:05 Apr 2013Receipt Number:EAC1312551855
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:12 Jul 2013
TN Status:Most Recent LUD:12 Jul 2013
Total Processing Time:101 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 24 Jun 2013 Last Updated: 12 Jul 2013
Notes: On July 10, 2013, the 15-day premium processing clock started on your I129,PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER. On July 12, 2013, this I129 PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER was approved and we sent you an e-mail notice.

H-1B case: Approved in 13 days (81 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: ihaleem9 Nationality: India
Application Type:transferService Center:California
Processing Type:premiumApplication Filed:31 Aug 2015
USCIS Received Date:10 Jun 2015Receipt Number:WAC15180509**
RFE Received?:RFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:13 Sep 2015
TN Status:Most Recent LUD:
Total Processing Time:13 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 04 Aug 2015 Last Updated: 05 Feb 2016
Notes: Upgraded to Premium on 31st Aug.. Original date for regular - 10th June.

H4 EAD case: Pending for 165 days (97 days more than average)   (2 comments)
User: ihaleem9 Nationality: India
Application Type:renewalService Center:California
Filing Method:paper-basedApplication Filed:06 Nov 2017
USCIS Received Date:09 Nov 2017USCIS Notice Date:13 Nov 2017
USCIS Receipt Number:WACRFE Received?:
RFE Received Date:Reason for RFE:
RFE Replied Date:Application Status:pending
Approval/Denial Date:Card Production Ordered:
EAD Received:Total Processing Time:
Most Recent LUD:Days Elapsed:164 days
Case Added to Tracker: 13 Nov 2017 Last Updated: 15 Nov 2017
Notes:
ihaleem9's Posts
Posted in H-1B Forum on 26 Apr 2013
Topic: Prime Vendor Fulltime or Consulting?

So eventually I figured out Cognizant has almost stopped processing GCs. Except for managers and above. So I switched my priority for now and have taken fulltime with the worlds largest company. Will give my GC thought a break...
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 10 Mar 2013
Topic: Prime Vendor Fulltime or Consulting?

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Posted in H-1B Forum on 10 Mar 2013
Topic: Prime Vendor Fulltime or Consulting?

So I've listened to what you've said and have found the best fortune 500 client.. There is a drawback that they do GC in EB3 (after 2yrs of joining), but since i have more than 4yrs left on H1b, i have changed my priorities..

For now, I will want to learn/grow.. Anyways GC thing is taking forever anyhow...

thanks you bro!
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 15 Oct 2012
Topic: Prime Vendor Fulltime or Consulting?

I second that.. The risk with Prime vendors is that incase you exceed the bench period limits, you are done!!

Desi consultants will help us out in our bad situations..
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 11 Oct 2012
Topic: Prime Vendor Fulltime or Consulting?


I am in the same boat, stuck in CTS, first thing is they won't be filing GC in another 2-3 years and second no surity if it will be in EB2.

I am also looking out for options.

Fulltime: Its hard to get a fulltime job, even if you get after 1-2 years of search you are not sure what are their internal policies and when they will file GC for you. (If I get it before joiing desi I can consider this)

Prime Vendor: I know you will have piece of mind but you never know again when they will file your GC, if economy is not good you never know they can throw you out of company.

Desi consultant: - I am considering this option as I can start my GC in EB2 as early as in 6 months.
- First drawback is visa stamping so will have to be prepared for it that I wont be able to go to India till I get I485 approved, but can use CTS stapming atleat for 2 years.
- Pay , will get reviews from other people before joiing the company will check if they pay you on time or not
- Visa/Perm success rate: visit myvisajobs site an see how many visas they have filed and how many were denied.

Let me know your views.

Dude, its like you are in my shoes.. ping me so we can discuss more moha01091@gmail.com
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 04 Oct 2012
Topic: Prime Vendor Fulltime or Consulting?

Thanks guys for your valuable suggestions.. American vendors does look a good option (never thought about it before), just might wanna make sure they file GC in EB2... Do I approach them directly or through any openings(dice)?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 04 Oct 2012
Topic: Prime Vendor Fulltime or Consulting?

Folks, I'm in a big dilemma and need a way out. I'll first explain my current situation and my insatiable needs later..

I currently hold a h1b visa with CTS and have already completed one year on it. I don't have satisfaction with the job I am on currently for multiple reasons:
1) Low pay (65K)
2) Crappy work(like playing with excel sheets) - No learning curve here!
3) GC in EB3... i do not satisfy bl00dy policies of CTS (where they try to restrict Eb2 as much as possible)
4) Working Long hours for no due reason. The indian culture is right here and I end up working until 7 or 8pm in the evening everyday.
My biggest concern here is GC. I would never want to get stuck with them with such a low pay and that too Eb3 which might take 10yrs or more...

My confusion has been narrowed down but still with lots of confusion.. I will list down the Pros and Cons...

CTS(Big consulting Desi Companies):
1) No h1 filing/GC process expenses
2) No hurdles for extension
3) Steady income with 12 months of salary in hand.. No pain of looking for projects by ourselves.. Paid on bench
4) Possible vacation in 2 yrs or so... h1b stamping a lil easier than small desi bodyshops...

With Small consulting firms:
1) GC in Eb2
2) h1/GC filing expenses to be paid self
3) Can make good money in less time
4) No Vacation :( Cause of the stamping issues
5) Great learning curve!!

My question- I want to have my GC done in eb2, which isnt possible with CTS. But as of now do I go for consulting/contracting? There are risks involved but what would be more sensible at the moment? Please suggest.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 04 Oct 2012
Topic: PERM application for CTS (Cognizant) employees

You were right. This is what I've got from them today:

At this time, this was the policy of the latest PERM filing cycle in June 2012. We have not yet confirmed what all the requirements and policies regarding EB-2 will be for the next filing cycle, as we are still waiting for the Department of Labor to get back to us with the requisite details. If the policies remain the same, then even though you are a US hire, if you are at a Senior Associate level, you would need to have been employed with Cognizant for 3 years of which 1 of those years must be in the US to be eligible for EB-2.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 02 Oct 2012
Topic: PERM application for CTS (Cognizant) employees

Is there a USCIS link or something which talks about their requirements for EB2 ? With this I wanna know if I would face similar issues with other employers too...

Also, I heard there is a minimum wage threshold which should be met, in order to be classified under EB2. Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 02 Oct 2012
Topic: PERM application for CTS (Cognizant) employees

Damn, my case doesn't fit in there then. I had 1 year experience with prev employer (+MS), joined CTS as an associate about 2 years back. For me to be a SA, it prolly might take another 1-2 years.. So basically they are gonna file my case in EB3. (as you mentioned 3yrs with CTS as SA is reqd). Is my understanding correct?

The only reason I was with this company with such a less pay was cause I thought they'd file me under EB2.. Gotta find other ways now!
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 01 Oct 2012
Topic: PERM application for CTS (Cognizant) employees

There's a document I fetched from C2 which talks about eligible criterions.. Basically, if you have a Masters degree from US you fall into EB2..
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 01 Oct 2012
Topic: PERM application for CTS (Cognizant) employees

First one, I raised a GSD ticket under Immigration..

Second one - I got an email from the GIT folks long back.. I replied them and that was their response...
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 01 Oct 2012
Topic: PERM application for CTS (Cognizant) employees

I had a similar response from the helpdesk folks:

Response 1 (March 2012)-
Your Green Card application will be filed through the PERM process (EB-2 or EB-3 category) as soon as Cognizant’s PERM program resumes. We regret to inform you that your PERM application cannot be submitted to the Department of Labor (“DOL”) until further notice. As Cognizant is currently assessing the DOL PERM requirements and policies, a definitive timeframe to resume Cognizant’s PERM program cannot be confirmed.

Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made, regardless of level of escalation or personal circumstance, as Cognizant’s PERM program is on hold. During this time period, GIT will continue to review cases, but will not be able to provide a filing date or EB filing category.

You will be notified immediately once additional information becomes available. Your continued patience is appreciated.


Response 2 (Sep 2012)-
Cognizant is refreshing our PERM program in light of recent governmental changes that employers are facing across the U.S. As a result, we will not be able to file any PERM applications until end of Q4 at the earliest. Once your case has been reviewed, we will let you know if anything further is needed for your application.


I was eligible to be filed in EB2 starting March 2012 but its been delayed for these reasons. This is just my 1st year on H1 and just wanna know if I should still stick to this company and expect them to file atleast by March 2013? Or should I just move on and find another company which would sponsor my GC ?

Thanks in advance.
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