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Dhiraj Raut
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Joined: Sep 12, 2006
Posts: 24
Hi,
I am having 4.5 years experience in IT. Working on J2EE platform in a CMMI 5 level MNC. I requested to file my H1B visa to my company, but I got the reply as I have joined recently, they can not file the visa at this moment of time. The company has asked me to wait till April to file the visa. But from external sources and the consultants approaching me, I came to know that Feb 28th was the last date to file an application. My queries are �
1. Is it true? Because if it is so, then I will need to wait for one more year (till Feb 2008) to file the visa, and afterwards till Oct 2008 for stamping.
2. If I contact consultant, and get my visa filed, is this a safe way to do so? If something goes wrong, being in India I can manage, but if I�ll be US, then I will be in big trouble�
vjy chin
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 17, 2005
Posts: 279
Hi,

AFAIK, the start date for filing H1 is April 1. So unless they have changed it for this year, Feb 28th is not the last date. Also there is no deadline, the filing goes on till the quota is over.

I would sincerely suggest to wait and talk with you company in 3rd week of March. If you had browsed through these and many other forums, body shoppers is not the way to go.

Think before you decide. All the best.
Amit Rampurkar
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 10, 2006
Posts: 14
AFAIK H1-B applications begin from April 1st only. If still in doubt look at the official website or talk to a lawyer
Ketan Joshi
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Joined: Oct 09, 2005
Posts: 66
Dheeraj deer,may be I can find some information for you

My new friend here got his h1B filed from an MNC,He must be having latest updates

Give me a days time,I'll find out
 
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