My employer going to file an H1B amendment for location change and am first time traveller to US . I am more worried about recent happening on USCIS. Please let me know if USCIS approved any H1B amendment or everything it goes to RFE and later it got denial.
I understand nothing will be in our hand but more curious to know the approval case so it will be help for my filling.
I personally know of cases where H1B amendment have been approved, if all the paper work was good.
Direct End client Hire is best for Approvals
Generally speaking, the chances of H1B amendment or extension or transfer are far greater if you are working for end client company directly. This is because it is easy to prove the employee-employer relationship easily.
In this case, the salary is also not a concern since direct client would be paying you a better rate than any other consulting company as such.
Third party consulting USCIS RFE’s
The moment any layer is added like a consulting company employing you and then you are posted at end client location to work, the complexity increases and USCIS starts to question the employer-employee relationship.
The salary is questionable as consulting company tries to keep it low to have their profit margins too.
USCIS is strict with more than 1 consulting Vendor involved
The situation is pretty much out of hand when you have more than one vendor (or consulting company) involved between you and end client.
USCIS is issuing lot of RFE’s for these kind of cases these days and denials have increased too.