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suman84
01-31-2013, 04:03 AM
Hi folks,

I came to US on a student visa and started working for company x first on opt and then my h1b started on October 2012. They laid off 1500 employees all over the world and unfortunately am one of those. I wanted to know regarding my options. Got laid off on November 13, 2012 and seems my h1b petitioner hasn't notified uscis yet to revoke my h1b. So do I have any time to change my status to f1? Would my change of status petition approve? I already got i20s from two univs? I know the pay stubs come into play for a transfer so I do have paystubs until jan 25, 2013 as I received a 2 month severance package. Would me getting a job and applying for a h1b transfer work? I also have an EAD (opt) card valid until jan 31, 2013 could that be of any help?

Flyingcrow
01-31-2013, 08:54 AM
Suman84, when there is a time crunch, and information is critical to maintain your status, from my personal experience, I feel it would be best in your interest to get standard legal opinion from an immigration attorney rather than gather information from forums. Just my two cents. An initial consultation would cost you somewhere between 100-300 usd.

tracka
01-31-2013, 09:24 AM
Hi folks,

I came to US on a student visa and started working for company x first on opt and then my h1b started on October 2012. They laid off 1500 employees all over the world and unfortunately am one of those. I wanted to know regarding my options. Got laid off on November 13, 2012 and seems my h1b petitioner hasn't notified uscis yet to revoke my h1b. So do I have any time to change my status to f1? Would my change of status petition approve? I already got i20s from two univs? I know the pay stubs come into play for a transfer so I do have paystubs until jan 25, 2013 as I received a 2 month severance package. Would me getting a job and applying for a h1b transfer work? I also have an EAD (opt) card valid until jan 31, 2013 could that be of any help?
Sorry to hear about your situation. Try to find a job ASAP and transfer your H1B. Even if the offer is less, do the transfer ASAP to maintain the status. I think with the Jan Paystub, you can try transfer until 25th Feb. USCIS would require a paystub not older than 30 days to issue a transfer with a new I-94. You can transfer after that also, but that require you to go out of country for stamping. But again consult an attorney before proceeding further. Keep searching for an employer who can transfer your H1. Good Luck.

suman84
01-31-2013, 11:29 AM
Can you please give me a list of good attorneys?

Thanks for the replies.

suman84
01-31-2013, 11:31 AM
How about going back on f1 ? is that a good option as getting a job asap takes time?

Flyingcrow
01-31-2013, 11:36 AM
Can you please give me a list of good attorneys?

Thanks for the replies.

S.Murthy from murthy dot com, CILawgroup dot com might even have free initial consultation. Then oh law is another. I can't rate them though, since I had used only the service of Murthy once.

in8thfloor
01-31-2013, 11:51 AM
Can you please give me a list of good attorneys?

Thanks for the replies.

Try the standard once.

1. Murthy Law Firm : U.S. Immigration Law (http://www.murthy.com/).

2. Oh Law Firm
Home Page: The Oh Law Firm (http://www.immigration-law.com)
Tel: (651) 293-1152, Fax: (651) 293-9123
Email (Office): ohlaw@immigration-law.com
Email (Personal): matthewoh.attorney@gmail.com

saketkapur
01-31-2013, 12:21 PM
Also talk to Ron Gotcher. He has no charge consultation.........

4505 Las Virgenes Road #107Calabasas, CA 91302
Get directions

(818) 914-6482

Contact Information (http://www.imminfo.com/Aboutus/contact.html)

Flyingcrow
01-31-2013, 12:40 PM
Thats strange, I had posted about three attorneys even before in8thfloor made his post. And my post has disappeared!

dhakaldoo
01-31-2013, 12:53 PM
I wouldn't really trust Murthy / Ron / Mathew Oh

I would suggest go to Dehai Tao, P.C. in michigan.
He is a good attorney and a lot of employers in Michigan use his services.

I dont have much idea about the pricing though.