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Applied for H1B while on B2

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I applied for an H1B visa (non ad/pp) this year while in the US on a B2 visa, but my case was not selected in the lottery unfortunately. I therefore came back to Pakistan within my due permit after finding out about it. My file is expected to return by June probably - haven't heard any final updates on return of un-selected petitions from USCIS. My question is that would it be noted by the USCIS that I applied for my H1B while on B2? Would there be problems during my re-entry. I plan to travel next year in August.


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There is nothing wrong with applying for a H1B while being in the USA on another visa, as long as you follow the conditions of that visa (such nas not work on the B2, leave on time). So while USCIS can access your travel it, is nothing to worry about.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Thanks Penguin_ie! Yeap; left on time (1.5 months before my entry) and was just holding myself there for a response on the petition. As soon as I realized the H1B is not happening for me, I came back.

Hopefully shall plan to make a visit next year.

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Yes, follow the rule and luck will come to you. One mistake can haunt you badly. Good luck.


12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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