I am German citizen and lived in the US from 2012 to Sep 2019 on F1 visa. Despite having nice job offers (via F1-OPT and H1B subsequently) after graduating from PhD, I decided to give up my F1 status and move to Canada. I am also married to a US citizen. Greencard is in progress (I-130 submitted in Nov).
Now I would like to move back to the US (with my wife). Assuming a job offer from a company like, say, Facebook, Google or Microsoft, when is the earliest date I could start working?
- Unfortunately greencard will still take up to a year
- H1B premium processing would work but as far as I understand the earliest possible start date would still be October 1st?
- I found a theortical option via L visum which could be faster (in which case I would need to be employed by an outside-US office of the company I'd like to work, example over Google Canada)
Is there any theoretical way to start working in the US (ASAP but before Oct 1), assuming the company collaborates and helps?