H1-B timeline

For those interested in working in the US, here is a timeline I followed. YMMV.

Oct 2014 – Dec2014

Interview training.

Dec 01 2014 – Jan 01 2015

Job application/preliminary HR screening interviews. 

Jan 15 2015 – Jan 31 2015

Telephonic Interviews/online tests/peer-coding (2-3 different screenings)

Feb 15 2015 – Feb 25 2015

B1/B2 visa application / travel arrangements for onsite interview

Mar 01 2015 – Mar 02 2015

Flight to SF

Mar 03 2015 – Mar 05 2015

March – 4X – Onsite Interviews (flights + 2-3 nights fully funded with meals reimbursements)

Mar 07 2015 – Mar 10 2015

Offer Decision/negotiation-Acceptance

Mar 15 2015 – Mar 22 2015

Document submission to lawyer

Mar 31 2015 – Apr 01 2015

Petition for work permit submission

May 04 2015 (~)

Petition selection / result

August 25 2015 (~)

Petition approval notice

Sep 4 2015 (~)

I-797 Approval doc

Sep 10 2015 (~)

I-797 and other documents package

Sep 14 2015

Visa stamping

Sep 20 2015

flights, protractor, funds arrangement

Sep 29 2015

Flight

Sep 30 2015

land in SF

Oct 01 2015 – Oct 10 2015

settle down

Oct 12 2015

first day at job

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