H4COS pending, H1B transfer denied

@anil_am22

Can you please tell me from your knowledge of other cases and USCIS processing whether my H4COS will be denied.

I applied for H4COS/I539 online in OCT2020 while I was on H1B.
I was laid off and filed for H1B transfer in Feb2021 which was denied due to speciality occupation on Apr2021.
My finger printing appointment was scheduled in Apr2021 for an appointment date of May2021.

I gave the finger printing successfully and it also reflects in my USCIS case status.

Q 1 - Will my H4COS be denied due to the interim H1B application and denial?
Q 2 - Finger prints given on May12,2021. In how many months can I expect the H4 approval?

H4 COS should not be affected by H1B denial. You are fine.

That is encouraging . Thank you @anil_am22 . I will update hear with the result.

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H4COS has been denied

Did you apply for H4 COS while your H1B I-94 was still valid and after you were laid off?

What was the layoff date?

Did you initiate the H1B transfer within the 60 days grace period?

What is the reason for H4 COS denial?

10OCT20 - Filed online, being processed at TSC
14OCT20 - USCIS received
26FEB21 - Withdrawal letter uploaded (as H1B transfer was filed)
26APR21 - Ignore the withdrawal uploaded (as H1B transfer was denied)
16APR21 - Biometric scheduled
12MAY21 - Biometrics given
13AUG21 - Expedite request via Congressman denied
24AUG21 - Case denied, reason given is due to the withdrawal letter uploaded on 26FEB21.

Did you apply for H4 COS while your H1B I-94 was still valid and after you were laid off?

Yes. It is still valid upto OCT2021.

What was the layoff date?

DEC2020.

Did you initiate the H1B transfer within the 60 days grace period?

YES, on 60th day itself. Denial of H1B was due to speciality occupation RFE.

What is the reason for H4 COS denial?

Withdrawal requested by me.
USCIS officer chose to see the first withdrawal letter and did not consider the second letter where I requested to ignore the withdrawal.

It is always recommended to withdraw a pending application once the other is approved.

Are you planning on applying H4 with NPT or go for stamping?

Leave US, seek H4 from consulate in India.