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Old 27th January 2010, 10:44   #76
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Old 10th March 2010, 16:08   #77
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Fellow BHPians, I have a question.I have nearly 10 yrs of exp. in IT and the current technology Iam in does'nt give me more scope for expansion.Is it advisable to switch to SAP Basis now and search for a new job ? Iam keen on travelling overseas .Any suggestions ? Iam keen on SAP Basis since Iam more inclined towards System Admin kind of work.

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H1-B has become singularly the most dangerous visa to have for a professional. The US immigration officials are practically playing ping-pong using the incoming H1-B visa holders.

I heard that 60 H1-B visa holders were sent back last month in Newark airport itself. I know about a distant relative who was returning from his annual 3 week trip. The immigration officer concluded that the engineer was not indispensable if the company could do without him for 3 weeks, and deported him (and wife) back right from the airport. I wonder what happens to all their affairs (lease/bills/EMIs) and stuff in their US home. It is really shocking.
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I think the gates to the US are shut permanently.
Is it true that they're stopping H1B from 2011?
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Fellow BHPians, I have a question.I have nearly 10 yrs of exp. in IT and the current technology Iam in does'nt give me more scope for expansion.Is it advisable to switch to SAP Basis now and search for a new job ? Iam keen on travelling overseas .Any suggestions ? Iam keen on SAP Basis since Iam more inclined towards System Admin kind of work.

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SAP Basis has limited opportunities as compared to Oracle Apps, I would say look for Oracle Apps side, much more opportunities then SAP.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 11:14   #81
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I came upon this thread last week, a few questions on filing visa for this year:

Am I late for this year, can I approach a consultancy now to file my visa?
How is the situation, there are reports of indians who were sent back? Is US anymore a safe bet?
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Old 22nd March 2010, 12:06   #82
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How can you be late, the new year quota starts on April 1st. However, I don't think it will be snatched up fast. Going to US in H1-B visa has become like Russian Roulette. Depending on which bullet chamber you face (Immigration officer), you'll either enter or not. H1-B approval will be easy, but the actual travel may became a U-turn at the airport.

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How can you be late, the new year quota starts on April 1st. However, I don't think it will be snatched up fast. Going to US in H1-B visa has become like Russian Roulette. Depending on which bullet chamber you face (Immigration officer), you'll either enter or not. H1-B approval will be easy, but the actual travel may became a U-turn at the airport.

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Samurai, Thanks for the quick response..

Is there any specific reasons why they do it, recently heard of unconfirmed reports that few indians who landed in US were sent back.
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Samurai, Thanks for the quick response..

Is there any specific reasons why they do it, recently heard of unconfirmed reports that few Indians who landed in US were sent back.
Deporting or sending back Indians on H1 is not a new story. This has been happening for years and continues. It is completely up to them to decide whether to allow or reject anybody entering their land. They are not liable to mention a specific reason for the same as they can always invent something like, "his name is suspect", "he looks like a terrorist", "his behavior is not correct", "he has overstayed earlier on B1" etc ...

The real reasons could be because their (immigration officer's) near and dear ones have been thrown out of job and/or jobless for months together and they hate people from other countries coming in to work at a cheaper rate. It could be that they have been asked to be more vigilant to avoid fake cases, those with artificial experience and education certificates, or it could be that they have been given a target to "reject" H1B visa holders. Earlier many of the dramas used to happen in the Consulate during visa interview, now the scene seems to have shifted to ports of entry.
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Old 25th March 2010, 12:12   #85
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Proposed Durbin-Grassley Bill Would Revamp H1B & L-1 Visa Programs – July 7, 2009 | usavisanow.com. Immigration Law Office of Maritza Diaz, PC.

If the above become the law, the H1B program is as good as dead. Body shopping becomes history, companies depended on body shopping become history.
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If a person has a H1B visa, which is valid till June 2010, and has never traveled to the US, is it possible to seek an extension of the visa?
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If a person has a H1B visa, which is valid till June 2010, and has never traveled to the US, is it possible to seek an extension of the visa?
No was the answer I got, mine expires on May 31st

Extension is possible when the person is working in US.

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No was the answer I got, mine expires on May 31st

Extension is possible when the person is working in US.
Is there a minimum requirement for the number of days a person should be in the US to be eligible for an extension?
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Is there a minimum requirement for the number of days a person should be in the US to be eligible for an extension?
you have to be in US at the time of filing extension. no minimum stay requirement AFAIK. however, they will not let you in if you have less than 45 days remaining on current H1-B IIRC.
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Thanks Vivek, that was the exact info i was looking for.
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