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Will there any H1B / OPT extension issues with an American Consulting Startup Company? - Currently working on OPT

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  • Will there any H1B / OPT extension issues with an American Consulting Startup Company? - Currently working on OPT

    Hello Everyone,

    I completed my Masters (IT) in May 2016 and got a job in a American Start-up company related to my field of study.

    Because of me they enrolled into E-Verify, they have in-house projects for multiple clients and running my payroll with minimum wage (20+ hours a week). They are ready to file for my H1B sponsorship in next April 2017 and sign for my OPT extension in next year. I will be the first person for this process. My CEO said, he will hire an Attorney for my OPT extension and H1B process.

    Recently I came to know that, company should have paid 3+ years taxes in order to sponsor H1B. Is that true? I am not sure since how many years they are running the business. I asked my senior, he said that long back they registered company with different name then I think 1-2 years ago they renamed company name.

    Can anyone please explain me "what is minimum eligibility criteria for failing H1B?" Is it good to continue working as I have some chance to grow up or else will it be any risk to work in small American IT consulting start-up companies. Please suggest me.

    Thanking you in advance,

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      • #4
        check on .whether they have any h1's in the past .if not i dont recommend .many startup companies are doing mistakes in filing LCA and job desc and h1 getting denined


        • #5
          They did not file any h1's earlier, however they are ready to hire an attorney to file my h1b.

          1) Is it better to continue in this full time position, although it is a start up company? (By taking care for opt extension and h1b filing with an attorney)

          2) Is it better to join in consultancy and try with experience contract jobs? (By changing profile)

          Please suggest.

          Thanking you in advance.