Have a question related to upcoming h1b extension (Beyond 6th year). Sorry for long post, but what to give you an insight.
My details are,
a) PERM & i140 have job title “IT Project Manager”. The page 3 of the PERM is where we mention job duties/job title? Is there any other place or additional document that attorney sends as far as job duties/job title while submitting PERM?
b) While PERM was still in process, we used same job title/job duties that of PERM for a h1b extension and was approved for 1 year.
c) after PERM approval, I had to extend again and this time the attorney said H1b job duties/job title should be different from PERM. So it was approved with “Solutions Architect” with job duties some what different that PERM (but not entirely different)
d) Now, I need to apply for h1b extension before July 31st, 2020 and Attorney mentioned to find out if the upcoming h1b petition job duties/job title vary more than 50% than PERM. I don’t know why he mentioned this and I have asked him the same.
It may due to the current trends with h1b extension cases? Clearly all of my job duties even in the current / upcoming h1b petition is something I had gained before working with USA employer. But does it still need to compared with PERM job duties (which was also prior to coming to USA) ?
e) Also what steps are recommended to make documentation perfect as far as Speciality occupation RFE? I myself have bachelors equivalent (as per education valuation) and the job has minimum requirement of bachelors degree. It doesn’t mention anything like Bachelors in Computer science or Masters and job requirement mentions “any suitable training/education is acceptable” and minimum 4 years of work experience. Does this look fine or it may lead to h1b audit?
f) Does any salary hike from last h1b approval to this new h1b petition matter? Can there be hike of around 10 to 15%? The attorney wants to use one of the clauses in h1b petition that indicates ‘continuation of same employment at same location with same employer’. Does salary hike impact this condition?
Note: All (PERM and h1b) of the above is with same employer, same work location.
Appreciate your inputs and thanks in advance.