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Archana Gupta

Joined: Oct 19, 2000
Posts: 17
I am a graduate(in a computer-unrelated subject), Indian citizen who wants to go to the US on H-1 visa
I was advised by an immigration attorney(via the internet), that if someone has a graduate degree in a field other than the one related to your current job ( programmer or developer), then for the h-1 visa one needs:
1. 4 year graduate degree
I find a number of members of the Javaranch are of Indian origin.
Can some of these or others help me answer some of the following questions:-
1. At WHAT STAGE should you APPLY for the visa, ie. should I wait for three years of work experience to elapse totally.
I mean, surely, it takes time to process the visa,during which this mandatory period of three years would get completed?
2.Since a h-1 visa requires a sponsorship by a US company; presuming I am able to get a job and employer is willing to sponsor me, how does one maintain a liaion with the offices of the company in US and me in India at the US embassy?
3.Is the immigration process simple enough to be completed by a ordinary person without an attorney?

Raj Kumar Gopal

Joined: Oct 20, 2000
Posts: 6
Raj Kumar Gopal

Joined: Oct 20, 2000
Posts: 6
Hi Archana,
Some Suggestions..
a) Since you have passed SCJP, you should be able to get a good Java Project or position in India. But you should be willing to relocate. I don't know which part of india you are in. But getting a job in java is easy if you are able to relocate. If I were in your position I would start with companies which send to USA or UK quickly...
a) IIS Infotech from New Delhi
b) BirlaSoft from Noida, New Delhi
b) DSQ from Madras,
c) CBSI from Madras.
d) Lot of other companies from Bangalore.
If you know any person working in these companies...pass on your resume to HR thru that person...Employee Referral has got some value..
I would suggest not to get into C++ or VB or PowerBuilder like that.. get into Java...and try to get Project Experience you should try to do both (certification and work ) at same time...
If you still need any specifice company info..give me u r email..i will email u

Good Luck...
Archana Gupta

Joined: Oct 19, 2000
Posts: 17
Thanks a lot
My email address is
I would love to get some feedback on these companies
P.s. Have you heard of LearningByte an American Multinational in Hyderabad. I might have a chance there.
I agree. Here's the link:
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