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Should I have multiple employers file H-1B petitions for me?

I have great offers from 2 distinct companies, A and B, in the United States. I recently became aware that it is perfectly legal for different, unrelated employers to each file an H-1B petition for me....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transfer US-H1b dossier from one consulate to another

There are several pages available online on the nitty-gritty of transferring H1B from one employer to another. However, can an H1B file be transferred from one consulate to another? Here is 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a limit to the percentage of profits per year in a business for an H1B visa holder?

Can an H1B visa holder start a business and get profits? How much can he get per year? He is a totally passive investor in a joint-venture program. Is there any limit to the profits he can get every ...
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Mile stones in my EB1-B Green Card application

I recently left a company sponsoring my Green Card through EB1-b. Now my question is regarding the Green Card application and the next mile stones. The process was taken care of through a law firm ...
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What is the latest by which to apply for H4

My H1 expires in Sep 2018 and I am getting married in Feb 2018. What is the latest by which I can apply for my wife's H4? What is the latest by which she can safely enter the USA?
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Possible H1B visa application

I'm in J-1 status (since 2010), currently doing Academic training. I came to the US in 2010 and got bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering. I've been working for almost a year in ...
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Is it mandatory to wait 6 months after I-140 approval to change Employers?

I am currently working in H1B VISA. My current employer applied Employer based Green card for me in EB3 and it was got approved in July-2016. My current H1B reaches 6years at the end of 2017. My ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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