Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

OPT STEM extension - Employer trade name different from legal name

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • OPT STEM extension - Employer trade name different from legal name

    Hello all,

    This is quite urgent. Greatly appreciate your help.

    My employer's trade name is different from their legal name. Legal name is what is listed in the everify tool.

    My I-20 (generated for OPT STEM extension) has the trade name. Now the form I-765 (for employment authorization) asks for the employer name as listed in everify (which would be the legal name of my employer).

    What should I do?

    1) Do I mention my employer's legal name and mention the trade name in parenthesis? Let me know if something can be done.

    2) Or is a new I-20 the only way which can be a little tricky given that I have only 10 more days for the application to reach USCIS.

    My company uses trade name everywhere - offer letters, websites, product names etc. but legal name for certain legal purposes (and also in the everify tool). This came to my notice only recently.

    Please help. Thanks.

  • #2
    Your question will be reviewed by our moderator and posted on our wall at http://www.facebook.com/desiopt1 within 24-72 hours please follow the post and forum.
    *** Don't Miss Important Topics, Subscribe to our Newsletter at http://bit.ly/1da2vrz ***
    If you feel this community is useful, please invite your friends by following below steps
    1. Goto http://facebook.com/desiopt1
    2. Find "Suggest DesiOPT.com to Your Friends" - Click on "See All" and Invite your friends
    3. If you can't find the link, refer http://bit.ly/16CAYOb

    In addition to the readers comments, You can also call attorneys for free advice. DesiOPT is collaborating with group of attorneys. You can contact them directly via email/ phone. Initial Consult is Free. Their information is listed on http://desiopt.com/ home page.
    we are providing direct links as well, please let us know your feedback after the call
    http://www.desiopt.com/index.php?show_emp=1213
    http://www.desiopt.com/index.php?show_emp=3648
    http://www.desiopt.com/index.php?show_emp=3561
    http://www.desiopt.com/index.php?show_emp=4297


    Thanks
    Www.DesiOPT.com
    Disclaimer: http://bit.ly/163AglR

    Comment


    • #3
      Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (July 9th)

      Comment


      • #4
        Mention the legal name on the form. Request a new I-20 with the legal name from your intrntl services. This would help you avoid a possible RFE.

        Comment


        • #5
          What ever the company name is in the E-Verify Account.. that should be the one on i-20... Ask your employer for everify number and name as in E-verify account... Make sure you take a new i20 if necessary from your DSO with correct name...If not you will receive an RFE for Name mismatch in E-Verify Records

          Comment


          • #6
            1 legal name would be fine ..
            2 u can attach a document saying u r employer has dba (trade name )

            Comment


            • #7
              Should I use trade name or legal name for STEM OPT employer?

              Hi,
              I am experiencing exactly same situation. Please help what did you end up using. I have been now one year on STEM. In the school website I reported the trade name. For all forms,documents, letters we use trade name only. Only for legal purpose, business contracts they use legal name dba trade name. My HR provided an everify number and the name on file for that everify number is the trade name. This is what I used in STEM application. Currently school is evaluating if I should change the company name on their website. My H1B is under processing and still waiting to hear from USCIS. My STEM-I20 was created using trade name by the school. Under new STEM rules I did provide a I-983, before STEM -I20 creation, to the school where my HR has filled the company name as legal name DBA trade name.
              How will this effect my H1B visa? How did you sort it out?

              Comment


              • #8
                Hello Ankit. Can you tell what happened with your case? I have searched the internet for an answer but in vain. I am in a similar situation and do not know what to do. Please help!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ankit View Post
                  Hi,
                  I am experiencing exactly same situation. Please help what did you end up using. I have been now one year on STEM. In the school website I reported the trade name. For all forms,documents, letters we use trade name only. Only for legal purpose, business contracts they use legal name dba trade name. My HR provided an everify number and the name on file for that everify number is the trade name. This is what I used in STEM application. Currently school is evaluating if I should change the company name on their website. My H1B is under processing and still waiting to hear from USCIS. My STEM-I20 was created using trade name by the school. Under new STEM rules I did provide a I-983, before STEM -I20 creation, to the school where my HR has filled the company name as legal name DBA trade name.
                  How will this effect my H1B visa? How did you sort it out?

                  Hi Ankit,

                  What did you do? Any suggestion please? I am in the same situation.

                  Thanks!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Hi dgandhi,

                    I am in the same situation. How did you resolve it ?

                    Please let me know.

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X