H-1B multiple Filings

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The Policy memorandum on H-1B that came out on March 23, 2018, and a lot of you might have heard about yesterday, does NOT affect all Consulting Companies. It affects the case of Multiple filings by related companies for the SAME employee.
The case it is based on: Matter of S, there were two companies: One was names S and the other was names C-LLC. They both filed a petition for beneficiary X for the same end client.
Although Company S and C-LLC had different ownership, different Federal Employer Identification Number, different locations, both were filing the same petition for the same employee ie X for the same end client. What happened here was that S had a contract with end client. S filed for X with end client. Then S did a sub agreement with C-LLC. C-LLC then filed for X as well, to increase X chance of getting in. Both petitions got in: ie S and C-LLC. So C-LLC withdrew their petition. The AAO still ruled that this violated multiple filing rule for H-1B and denied the petition of S.

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You did not get into the H-1B lottery. Now what?

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By now the Citizenship and Immigration Service has stopped giving receipt notices to the lucky few who got into the lottery.  If you have not received a receipt notice by now, chances are that you did not make it to the lottery

Please note that it is extremely important to maintain your non immigrant status. You can continue in your F-1 or H-4 visas. You may extend your OPT for the allotted time

If you (or your spouse) are not born in India or China and you have time left on your OPT, the Employer has the option to jump straight into the PERM-Labor Certification and Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) process. You might not need to change status, and might get the Green Card (Permanent Resident Card).

If you want to work, an H-3 Trainee visa may be possible. But your job needs to provide details of such training, including course materials. This is better if your job already has a training program on hand

Many nationalities (except Indians) can have a E treaty visa. If you are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen, a TN is possible. Other non immigrant categories like L, or O might be possible.

Also note an academic institution of higher education, (like a college) or a non profit research organization can sponsor you on an H-1B visa any time because they are not subject to the cap.

You can still file the H-1B next year.

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