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Can you continue to work if J1 waiver is approved and H1B is pending?

I work as a postdoc on a J1 visa. I have been granted a J1 waiver based on NOS. My J1 visa expires in three months. I will be applying for H1B visa next week (normal processing time). My question is ...
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Are STEM-OPT documents required for H-1B Petitions during First-year OPT

I am currently on the first year of F-1 OPT, and I just got selected by the 2025 H-1B Visa lottery. However, my first-year OPT ends at June 19, 2024 (as shown on my current i-20), and I am still ...
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Recapturing H-1B Time

I have spent a good amount of time outside the US working for a US-based company from India on an H-1B. Can I recapture that time? Edit: I know that recapturing is possible for days spent outside the ...
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What happens if my passport expires while I am in the US under H-1B?

My passport will soon expire, but my H-1B is valid until June and I expect to get my H-1B renewal approved in the next couple of weeks. What happens if I'm in the country while my passport expires, if ...
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Can I apply for a green card without my employer's help?

I am working in the United States on an H1B visa. My employer doesn't want to sponsor me for a green card. Is there any way I can apply for the green card by myself? Is there any such category? I have ...
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New passport with new last name, H-1B stamp in old passport

I have a somewhat entangled situation. I’m in the US under H-1B. I am traveling to Germany (my home country) over the holidays. My passport expires in February so I can’t re-enter with that passport. ...
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Can I apply for an F1 visa while I am waiting for my H1B visa sponsorship?

I have a question about whether it is permissible to apply for an F1 visa while being sponsored for a cap-exempt H1B visa. I am a degree-holder who studied in the U.S. for 4 years on a F1 visa, ...
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Can I change my employers during my initial H1b petition is in RFE and is been answered

I graduated in May 2023 and began working for Employer A on my initial OPT which is valid till May 2024 and is eligible for STEM OPT extension. Employer A filed for an H1B visa on my behalf, and my ...
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Can I switch job with active L1b but with an approved and dormant h1b?

I am currently working on L1b visa. I was selected and approved h1b this year. I have the h1b dormant but remained on L1b. I know that h1b allows me to switch jobs. With the dormant h1b can I change ...
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Can credit card debts influence future USA H1B visa approval?

I had to leave the USA 6 months ago because I lost my job. I was on a J1 visa at that time. I have around 7-8 K$ in credit card debts with three different companies. I have been unable to pay them ...
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Can H4 dependents travel first time to the US on previous employer visa stamping?

I got my H1B transferred to a new employer recently. My family is in India with H4 visa stamped with previous employer but never travelled to the US. Now, if they want to travel to the US, do they ...
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Old employer H1-B Visa stamp (valid) on now-expired passport. Can I travel with new I-797 which was approved before Renewing passort?

I had H-1B stamped in Dec 2021, valid until 2024. I changed employer in Mar 2022, have I-797A, Valid until 2024. Renewed my passport in May 2023. Can I now travel out of USA and return using my old ...
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Can the H-1B sponsor penalize the employee to pay the liquidation charges while leaving?

I joined my current employer a month ago.During the interview process, I clearly said I am not convinced with the pay they offered hence I am not interested to join. Then they made a false promise ...
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What happens when the current employer submits the H1B amendment petition while the H1B transfer is process?

I am in a situation where my current employer is filing the H1B amendment for change of location. There was already a H1B transfer petition filed by another new employer which is yet to receive the ...
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Does an I-130 and pending I-485 affect my H1-B Visa?

I know merely filing an I-130 can change quite bit of things regarding immigration. Is it safe to travel on an H1-B if you have an approved I-130 and a pending I-485?
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If an H-1B worker is laid off while outside the U.S., how quickly are they barred from entering the US?

I read on https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/h-1b-tech-workers-in-jeopardy-5128833/ H-1B workers who are laid off while outside the U.S. may not re-enter the country — unless they’ve found new ...
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Do I need to file for a B2 visa if I lost my job while on H1B for me and/or spouse?

Do I need to file for a B2 visa if I lost my job while on H1B for me and/or spouse? I lost my job in November and had 60 days to find another employer. Since Nov 28 was the last date of employment, ...
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Jobs that start on H4 EAD and can sponsor an H1B visa in the long term

What jobs can I pursue on an H4 EAD that will lead to an H1B sponsorship in the long term? My motivation for getting a job is to support my family in the US from an immigration standpoint. My husband ...
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H1-B LCA "Main worksite" vs "Additional worksite"

My company amended my H1-B LCA and has added a new worksite as "Additional Worksite". My current location is kept as "Main Worksite". Are there any differences between the ...
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H-1B renewal: 240 days rule implications

I am puzzled about this extract from the USCIS H-1B information page. By law, the timely filing of an extension request automatically “locks in” the foreign national’s legal status and ability to ...
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US H1B visa dropbox | Can I change the petitioner details after visa appointment confirmed and fee paid

I have scheduled an H1B and H4 visa dropbox appointment with my old petitioner (old Employer). Now I have a new job with a new employer, and all the petitioner details are changed. (see the image). I ...
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USA's H1B Visa Petition approved. Can it be transferred to another employer without stamping?

Background: This question is in U.S.'s context. I have a friend whose H1-B visa petition was approved this year. His petition was in the consular notification mode (i.e., he must go to a designated U....
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Arriving before starting date H1B, now I am on emergency waiver B2, how can I change back to H1B?

I have the H1B which has the validity date on the passport is 15 OCT, 2021. My actual starting date is 10 Jan, 2022. On the I-797, it is said that I am only allowed to come in 10 days before my ...
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Apply for a Spain Schengen visa on an expired H-1B

I am on an H-1B visa residing in the USA. I have a valid I-797 that is expiring in 2024 but my H-1B visa expired recently. I am planning to visit Spain for 6 days for an important event in January and ...
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Travel while H-1B extension is pending

I currently have a H-1B visa which is due to expire in March 2022. My H-1B extension was submitted in June and is currently under review. I will soon be going on work-related travel for a number of ...
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Is there any visa stamp issue with Concurrent H1B?

I have a H1B from my full-time employer. Now, with inflation is at highest level in this corona stage, the only way to increase income is to find extra work. I was checking to find out about a ...
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What are the educational requirement's for a US H1B Visa

As I understand it, you need a 4 years of bachelor's degree, which means a total of 16 years of education for applying for an H1B visa. I have a bachelor's degree but for 2 years and 10 years of work ...
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Document Checklist for OCI for minor child born in the US

I am applying for OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) for a minor child. I see 2 different checklists on VFS website for "New OCI for Minor". One of them requires us to send the Original US ...
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Travelling abroad after change of status F-1 to H-1B

I'm studying in-person in the US and graduating this month. I have recently received an employment authorisation document (EAD) for optional practical training (OPT), valid until May 2022. Also, I ...
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Can I work part-time on a H-1B visa?

Can I work as a part-time employee if I have a H-1B visa from another company? I would still be working as a full-time in the sponsor company.
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Consular access application for US H1-B visa | Pros, Cons, Options and Feasibility

Currently, I am in the first year of my OPT and I am selected in H1-B lottery for this year. I was thinking that can I file H1-B on consular access and get a STEM extension for the OPT. Then get the ...
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Filling final US H1B visa petition with USCIS from outside the US

I got selected in the US H1B visa pre-registration lottery and now we have to file the final H1B petition to the USCIS. Deadline for the same is June 29th 2021. My question is: Do I need to be present ...
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Transfering H1B from academia to industry

I am currently renewing my H1B visa for another 3 years working for the University. Since I am finishing master's this time next year (at the same University), I am looking into finding a job in ...
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Can I renew visa inside the U.S?

I am currently with H-1B visa but I transferred from OPT so I cannot come back to the US until I have renewed the visa in a U.S Embassy. Currently, the U.S Embassy in my home country is closed due to ...
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Indian passport expires before H1b visa

Indian Passport expiry- Sept 2023 H1B visa expiry- Oct 2023 Should I renew my passport before H1b stamping (planning to visit this year)? I read that there is an agreement between USA and India for an ...
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I'm a UK citizen/resident employed remotely by a US company. What's the chances of getting an H1B visa?

I'm a UK citizen working in London. For three years, I have been a writer employed by a company based in the USA. It's fair to say I'm indispensable but I do not have any formal writing qualifications....
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Can a declined H1B application be re-opened?

The last year (2019) I received reasons H-1B denial. Reasons were: LCA not provided No Employer-Employee relationship Services in a specialty occupation Can this application be reopened with a new ...
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J1 waiver grace period [closed]

I came to US on a J1 visa (from Jan 1st to Dec 31st, 2020). It got extended until December 31, 2021. However, I want to apply for a waiver so that I can participate in the 2021 visa lottary. I was ...
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How much time from H1B approval to US entry?

Once H1B has been approved, an interview at a US embassy is required. Which steps are involved from the moment an employer notifies about the approval of H1B and the entrance in the US? (for example, ...
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How can a child born to Indian parents in the US return to India?

If Indian citizen parents lose their jobs in US, then OCI cannot be applied. OCI needs both parents to present a valid H1B visa (or any valid US visa for 6 months). However if both parents lose jobs, ...
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Change visa status J1 to H1B

I hold a J1 visa (Research Scholar) I have been on J1 status and was granted the waiver of the two-year foreign residence. This was granted under the no-objection category. Now, I have an academic job ...
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Can someone working in USA with H1B visa get PR of Canada?

If I have a H1B visa and working in USA, can I apply and get PR of Canada? If so, how much time will it take considering that I would be staying in USA?
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Can I be hired by my boyfriend in his company with H1B visa?

I know this is a kind of question we have probably already asked but I keep reading and I never get the answer I look for, I never find the same situation. I am French, living in Spain and my ...
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Industry to academia: Currently in H1B

I am an Indian citizen, I obtained PhD in the US. I work in a industry job relevant to my expertise, I have been with my current employer for ~2 years and I current have an industrial (non-exempt) H1-...
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What is the fastest way to start working in the US as highly skilled worker?

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 ...
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How to arrive in the US more than 10 days before my job starts?

I have a job offer from a US company who will sponsor me for the H1B visa. The visa condition states than I cannot enter until 10 days before the start of my job. I have a family and will need more ...
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US OPT extension and H1B Visa

If I finish a 1Y course in the USA that offers 1 year OPT extension. After OPT extension is finished I have to vacate the USA or if I have found the job and the company that I am working with can help ...
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UK IT professional looking to relocate to CT USA - any tips?

I am a UK citizen, and am an IT professional with approx 20 years experience in IT, I'm now a Systems Architect specialising in BI and Data. I would like to relocate to the CT/New England area in ...
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H1B (or similar) while marriage based greencard pending from outside the US?

I lived in the US for the past 8 years on F1 visa. A few month ago I gave up my F1 status and moved to Canada. Afterwards I got married to my wife (US citizen) and applied for the marriage based ...
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H1B Visa last chance

I am applying for H1B for the next fiscal year 2020-2021. That will be my last chance. Can I do two petitions with two different employers on same client letter?
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