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Minh Nguyen

Advice on choosing the employer for H1-B sponsorship

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Hi all,

I am currently looking to stay and work in US permanently, and currently I am under F1 Visa with a program that will allow me to work for 3 years in the US from now. So my goal is to find an employer that can sponsor H1B for me after the 3 years duration or earlier the better.

As of now, I have two offers and having a hard time to decide which can and will likely to sponsor me H1B in the future.

- The first is a permanent position at a small-medium company, they have never sponsored H1B before but mentioned that if I am the right person, they will consider the sponsorship in the future.

- The second is a very large company on scale with Amazon, Google, Disney Technology. The position is a contract based through another consultant company for 6 months with possible extension, they ofcourse do not promise H1B sponsorship, but many advice me to strike and apply for a permanent position directly with the client after the contract, and that will give me a high chance for H1B sponsor.

What are your advice on this, which one of the two is better fit my goal?

Many thanks,

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from "Finding Work in America" forum to the Work Visas forum -- OP's query pertains to visa status more than to finding work itself. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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