View Full Version : PERM labor pending. H1B expiring November.

09-21-2013, 01:25 PM
Hello, my employer filed perm labor May 5, 2013. It is pending (no update has been received). I think it was sent to Atlanta center. My understanding is that once labor is approved, I will be eligible for one year H1B extension. Please help with following questions.

1. What are the chances decision will be made before November 10, 2013? I understand nobody knows but from past processing times. Where to find which batch is currently being processed?

2. If no decision or audit by deadline, what are my options to stay in USA for a while (expecting baby in January 2013 so don't want traveling stress on my wife)?

3. My wife recently got H1B visa and will start work mid-October. If needed, can I go on H4? She won't have 3-month paychecks until December 2013. Is it mandatory that she works certain number of months before I can go on H4?

4. How does recapture vacation days taken out of USA work? Can that give me few months? I have taken 3 months vacation and gone to India since H1B started.

5. Please suggest any other options / online resource if you know.

Thanks for reading. Any help is appreciated.