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    Recording available for download for July 22 Conference Call

    Hello Rajiv Thanks for your valuable service I have an approved I-140 with a PD of Apr 2006. The original PERM was for a software engineer. I have moved onto a finance role and my company has indicated that they will not file my I-485 if my date becomes current. my current H1-B expires in...
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    RECORDING available for April 9 Conference Call

    Social Security and Medicare taxes : Any benefit for H1 holders ? My question revolves around these taxes we pay. I have contributed to the system for 10 years (still on H1). Are there any benefits that I can get ? Specifically unemployment benefits? If I have to permanently move out of US, is...
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    Recording now available for download for March 5 Conference Call

    benefits that I can leverage from old PERM approval Rajiv thanks for a wonderful forum and your support I have an approved PERM and I-140 with a PD of March 2006 as a software engineer. I have finished 6 years of H-1 and currently on my 3 year extension (based on I-140 approval) that...
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    L! visa eligibility question

    I understand that in order to get an L1 visa you should have worked for a branch office or subsidiary of the company outside the US for one year. Lets say that I work for the subsidiary in india for one year. But during this one year I made several trips to the US on a B1 visa. Does this affect...
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    PERM application in this economy

    I would like to know what happens in the following scenario in this economy for labor certifications. If at the end of the recruitment process, there are qualified US citizens what are the next steps? 1. Does the company have to hire the US citizen and let you go? 2. If I have still many years...
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    Is is possible to claim social security and medicare tax back?

    Thanks for all your responses. Does India have a bilateral agreement with US? Also if I paid into the pool for 10 years and got my 40 credits, does it mean that I will get the benefits? (I might have to leave the country after 10 years without a green card- thanks to retrogression)
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    Is is possible to claim social security and medicare tax back?

    Hello I am trying to figure out if we are eligble for a refund of the social security and medicare taxes if we leave US after 6 years of H1-B employment?
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    second 3 year extension (approved I-140) possible?

    sfmars thanks for your post. I need to point this out to my lawyers so that they can file the extension for 3 years
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    second 3 year extension (approved I-140) possible?

    Hello I am currently on a 3 year H-1 extension (since I have approved I-140). My PD is Mar 2006 and I do not see any hope of it becoming current in the near future. I would like to know whether I can apply for another 3 year extension since I am close to finishing the first 3 year extension...
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    April 24 Call - Recording Available.

    Hi Rajiv I have been employed with a big company for 8 years now since I finished my masters degree in electrical engineering. My labor was filed on March 15 2006 for a software engineer role and was approved. I-140 was approved soon after. I transitioned recently to a corporate development...
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    Download Recording for March 26 Conference Call

    TA possibility on part-time MBA with H1B status Dear Rajiv Appreciate your initiative to answer our questions. I am on a H1-B visa (green card in process but not in sight anywhere) and I am currently doing my MBA part-time. I have been offered a TA (teaching assistanship) at school. The...
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    unique question: Is there an expiry date on an approved I-140?

    my company lawyer did say that she will go ahead and file a new LC for me (which make me believe that she will be prepared for an audit).
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    unique question: Is there an expiry date on an approved I-140?

    thanks for our response. I read about the ONET stuff and understand it a little better now. one question - is this difficult to do or impossible to do?
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    unique question: Is there an expiry date on an approved I-140?

    dhm2002 My H1 was also ammended to reflect the new job duties. I have also been told that i can retain the PD but I have a complication with my Labor cert. I joined this company right after finishing my masters degree (no prior work experience). This has been the only company i have worked for...
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    unique question: Is there an expiry date on an approved I-140?

    you are absolutely correct... without this employment letter, expect to get the RFE without any uncertainity.