~ Came to US on F1 to do masters (Dec’05)
~ Done with masters course work but not thesis (Dec’07)
~ Started OPT from Jan’08 to Dec’08 ( extended OPT wasn’t yet introduced)
~ Got job, Applied for H1B (March’08)
~ H1B started (Oct’08)
~ Lost job(Nov’08)
~ Transferred H1B (Feb’09)
~ Life went haywire, didn’t get job, the agent was troublesome, till this day I don’t know what EXACTLY he did, also took money from me for processing H1B transfer.
~ Got denial for transfer, filed petition against it, God denial for that as well (March’10)
~ Wanted to go back to India ONLY AFTER finishing thesis (Masters) so stayed back.
~ Slipped into depression, couldn’t finish thesis (not even now), I-94(which came with H1B) was expiring so left country(Sep’11).
~ Have started working here in India (since May’12)
1. Is there any chance to revive H1B?
2. My Fiancée is there on H1B and we are planning to get married in next few months, can I come on H4 and then if I get a job can go back to H1B?
a) Can I start working immediately when COS from H4 to H1B is in process?
b) If not, what are the options?
3. Can I come on some other type of visa(Please keep in mind all H1B related issues) and line-up some interviews, if I get job can I file for COS to H1B then?
4. Any other option/suggestion/question
Thanks in advance. looking forward to have some discussion.