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Questions regarding US Temporary Worker visa type H.

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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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Quitting job temporarily after 3-year H1B extension (after 6 years) obtained using approved I-140

My 6 years on H1-B are over. However, I have obtained 3-year extension of my H1-B since I have I-140 approved. If I quit this job temporarily, will I be able to rejoin after a few months without going ...
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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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Rescheduling H1-B dropbox appointment (in India)

I am eligible for H1-B dropbox in India. However, I will need to reschedule the date I picked on the ustraveldocs website for dropping off my documents. Is there a way to reschedule my dropbox ...
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I got my H-1B (from TN), but what about my wife's TD?

I would normally ask my lawyer, but he's gone AWOL since a week ago. I am a Canadian who came to the US as TN. My wife has TD naturally. Last week I received my H-1B approval with COS (change of ...
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How common it is for the IT companies in US to hire candidates from abroad?

As the person would need to wait for a long time (several months to years) to get an H1B visa before s/he can start working in US. Usually not many companies would be interested to wait for long time, ...
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Can you Work Remote under F1 STEM OPT?

I am an International student from India currently in my F1 STEM OPT Visa (valid till 2021). My company is in the process of applying to H1B Visa (failed to pick the lottery in the first attempt). My ...
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After quitting a job on an H-1B, how long do I have to leave the country?

I currently work in the USA on H-1B status. I will shortly be resigning, which means I will need to leave the country. How long will I have to leave? I have seen various confused answers on the web, ...
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Transfer from F1 to H1B without OPT, H1B got approved

I’m currently a second-year Ph.D. student holding an F1 visa. Due to the bad relationship with my advisor, I quit from the current Ph.D. program in April (actually, my adviser stop my funding to force ...
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Still need to file PERM as my H-1B is expiring by November

I'm currently on H-1B visa and it is expiring in Nov (6 years). My PERM will be Filed in a few weeks, but I do not have sufficient time to get approvals (PERM, I-140 & H-1B extension). My attorney ...
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Can persons employed on the H1/L1 visa run a small business on the side?

If someone is employed for a company on the H1/L1 visa, they're not allowed to work for additional employers on the side. But is it permissible for those people to run a small business on the side, ...
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TN holder applied for H1B, went on a vacation to Mexico for a week, came back and received H1B receipt

I'm a Canadian working in the USA with TN visa. I applied for H1B (cap). I went to Cancun, Mexico for 6 days last week (Last week of April 2019 - First week of May 2019) and when I came back, I was ...
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Can I change employer while H-1B petition is pending? I am currently in the US on F1?

I am currently on f1 Visa and graduating in May. My H1b with consular processing has been applied by my future employer. Now I have a very good offer from another employer. Can I change the ...
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Declaring the change of address under two different statuses

I entered the USA with a H1 visa, and my family entered the USA with H4 visas. This comes with various duties, including keeping my address up-to-date in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (...
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Can I change my employer while current company H1B amendment is in progress?

I am in the process of FTE conversion. And my current employer had filed H1B Relocation amendment on June 2018 which is in RFE status. My new employer (immigration team) is saying they are not able ...
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Indian Passport with F1 visa not stamped upon entry to the US(I-94 is up to date). Will it be a problem when I apply for H1B?

I recently entered the US after my vacation in India. My port of entry was Boston and I live in Portland, OR. After reaching home, I noticed that I am missing the entry US stamp. I am currently in the ...
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Time-frame of cap exemption & validity of a new H-1B visa for former H-1B holder

I have a specific question regarding the time-frame of cap exemption granted for former H1-B visa holders. I have read various conflicting/confusing articles on this online that the time-frames become ...
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EB5 Green Card : Can it conflict with EB2 Green Card Application

I have a question about the EB5 GC. Lets say I am working on H1-B and my employer has filed for my GC under EB2 category. Now, if i apply for the EB5 GC, will this new application conflict with the ...
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Do I need to file I-765 for the adjustment from H1b to Marriage Green Card

I'm currently on H1B and it will expire in two years. I recently got married to a US Citizen and would like to file I-130 and I-485 concurrently. My question is do I need to file I-765 at all? If I ...
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Do I need to apply for H1B lottery if the company wants to hire me?

I have developed a software for the client's needs (as a freelancer) and now the owner decided to create a business and expand it to sell to others. At this point, they want me to move to the US and ...
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H1b Visa stamping

I am on H1B visa. I have an approved H1B visa with validity date from 06/30/2018 to 07/24/2019 with my current employer. I am planning to travel to India in Feb 2019, during which I have to get my H1B ...
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How to apply SSN after I94 Expiry

On Nov 29, 2018, I came to USA with H1B VISA valid till DEC 31 2018. My i94 has the same validity as well. I filed an extension On Dec 21 2018. Kindly clarify the below question. Can I work without ...
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As of Nov 2018, is it possible to take a week vacation/break between jobs while on H1B (after receiving the receipt number)?

I'm currently employed and found a new job. The other company filed the H1 transfer and yet to receive the receipt number. I was planning on taking a week vacation between the jobs. Once I receive the ...
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Passport renewal : H-1B visa stamping on soon to expire passport

I am on H-1B in the USA and I recently got a new job. My passport is set to expire sometime in 2019 but the H-1B (I-797) expires sometime in 2021. I want to go to India and get the new H-1B stamp on ...
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Out of job while on H1-B

Will I be considered out of status if I quit my current job on H1-B while waiting for my new employer to file for H1-B transfer? My current employer wants me to leave ASAP. My new employer is still in ...
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Does holding a Canadian citizenship enable a person to get US H1b / L1 much easier than citizenship from third-world countries?

What are the benefits of holding Canadian citizenship in terms of getting a work permit in US/Europe compared to other third world countries? Would Canadian citizen still have to go through H1b ...
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Validation Error in USCIS Website - While checking H1B Status [duplicate]

I am unable to track my process and worried about my case status. Anyone received approval from them?. How to resolve this issue.Please help!
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H1B visa transfer from F1 without OPT

I came to the US in 2009 and completed my Master of science in Computer Engineering in 2011. I worked with a semiconductor company from 2011 to 2015 (I changed locations in 2013 but worked with the ...
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Re-entering the USA with EAD extension receipt and I-797B

I have a situation to which I cannot find an answer by reading articles online. I'm hoping that someone here can help. Listed below are the documents I have. I-797B (i.e. H1 was applied under ...
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Leaving the US on H1B. Will I be cap-exempt in the future?

I am in the US and will be in H1B status starting October 1st. If I take a job in the UK with a different employer in January, do I forfeit my H1B status? If I want to move back to the US in two or ...
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Getting H1B on October 1st. Can I switch jobs right away and move to academia?

I am working for Employer A and will be in H1B status starting October 1st. Currently I am on OPT. I would like to switch back to academia and have a postdoctoral offer from a university in my ...
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H1B grace period and beginning new employment

Here is my condition right now, I was employed until I got laid off last week, so my 60-day grace period begun on May 30th, 2018. I, however, had a new job offer during the layoff and they are in the ...
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Why does US immigration law require foreigners to avoid leaving the country at certain stages of their application?

If you apply for an H1B or a Green Card, there would be certain points in the application stage where the US government recommends you avoid leaving the country lest you're seen as "abandoning your ...
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Is it possible to get a job in US (with H-1B sponsorship) during/after postdoc from USA?

Postdoc scholars usually come to US on J-1 visa. I know that somehow people who do PhD and postdoc both from US, manage to get a job with H-1B sponsorship in my field of expertise. However, I already ...
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How long is I-797C H-1B receipt valid?

I have got my name selected in 2018 H-1B lottery results, but unfortunately, the current employer doesn't have any suitable job for me in its USA location. Should I push them to assign a suitable job ...
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Can I apply for an H4 visa for my wife if my H1 is approved?

I am an Indian national on an F1 visa. I am currently working in a startup in San Jose. I applied for an H1B visa under Consular process and my H1B was recently picked and approved (I have an I-797B). ...
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Do applicant and dependents have to go together to the consulate (US Embassy)?

I've got an offer from US employer. I will be going to the US on H1B with my wife and kids since they are dependents. Are we all getting the visa approval together? They will be getting an H4 visa ...
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Validation error on USCIS website while checking H1B case status

I want to check updates on my petition but I am getting a validation error. Am I checking at correct place https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/mycasestatus.do? Is this error common, nothing to worry ...
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My J1 visa expires in less than a month from my intended travel return date from the Schengen area. Will I be issued a visa?

I am on a J1 visa in the USA. My visa expires at the end of June 2018. I intend to travel to the Schengen area in the first week of June 2018 and come back to the USA within the validity period of my ...
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Is it possible to transfer the H1b from one employer to another?

Currently in OPT (valid till 2020) Situation: 1) Employer A laid off (April 2018). 2) Employer A applied for H1b and picked in lottery 3) May 2018 Got new job with Employer B. Question: Is it ...
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New passport + H1b approval + old passport with h1b visa stamp from previous employment

My case is like this: I have an H1B visa stamp from employer A in my OLD expired passport. The visa is valid until September 2019. I switched to employer B and applied for H1B again, using my NEW ...
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Green Card EAD vs H1B

I'm a bit confused with my status and deadlines to find a job. I'm currently within my H1B day #40 of grace period after my job loss. I also have Green Card EAD (that I got through employment EB1-b ...
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Change of “home office” address while on F-1 STEM OPT extension and awaiting H-1B lottery results

My situation is as follows: I'm on F-1 STEM OPT working remotely from Dallas, Texas for a Company C with headquarters in state Y in the USA. Company C filed H-1B for me with location as Dallas and ...