I am an Indian citizen with an Indian passport, working in Paris, France on a long stay/scientific visa. I have been offered a job (faculty position) from a US university from which I also hold a Masters degree and a PhD. I am to start my employment in the USA on 1 May 2015. Since May 2014, I have been working in France, at a lab not affiliated to my US employers.
My employer (US university) petition for an H1B (cap exempt) and my I-129 was approved by the USCIS on 22 Jan 2015. I scheduled an appointment for a visa appointment at the Paris, France US consulate for 12 Feb 2015. My case is currently "open" and awaits my interview.
Since I was working for a lab in France, not affiliated to my US university who have offered me a job, is there a lack of "employer-employee" relationship? I am trying to gage the chances of my H1B being rejected. I realize that expatriates.SE is not meant for legal advice. I need a fresh pair of eyes on my H1B case.
Determining Employer-Employee relationship: link to Memo by USCIS from Jan 8/2010