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Are you applying in the same country or location where the visa above was issued, and is this country or location your place of principal of residence

I am renewing my H1B visa and I am a little confused to answer the below question in my DS 160 form. Last time I applied from India and my visa was stamped in Chennai, India. This time I am planning ...
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Travel on H1b for business purposes

I have valid H1b visa stamped but relocated to home country for personal reasons working for sanme company. Can I travel to US for business reasons on existing H1b Visa?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Place of principal residence when J1

I am a French citizen, and have been on a J1 visa in the USA for a year-and-a-half, and will become a "resident alien" the 2nd of July 2017. I will switch to a H1B visa soon, and need to fill a DS160 ...
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Working remotely until I get visa

A US company just offered me a job and will apply for my H1B also. But they want me to work for them as a full-time employee in my current location before they get the visa approved. The pay is ...
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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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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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Has anyone ever filed an I-130 or I-140 Immigrant Petition on your behalf? Impact of previous H1 (lottery unpicked)?

Has anyone ever filed an I-130 or I-140 Immigrant Petition on your behalf? Earlier some other companies applied for a H1B for me. But it was never picked in the lottery. While those companies applied ...
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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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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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I have an approved H1B petition, but my employer has stopped hiring. Can I get it transferred to a new employer?

My 2017 H1B petition is approved with a validity of one year. It is valid until Oct 2017. But my H1B sponsor has stopped hiring and so I didn't go for stamping yet. I have a L1B and current working in ...
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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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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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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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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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How to apply for an SSN after I-94 Expiry

On Nov 29, 2018, I came to USA with an H-1B visa valid till December 31, 2018. My I-94 has the same validity as well. I filed an extension On December 21, 2018. Kindly clarify the below question. Can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Studying in Canada and working in the United States

Does the USA allow students with non-US degrees to work under any visa? Some background: I am an Indian citizen pursuing my master's in Canada in marketing. Once I am done with my master's, would it ...

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