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Questions regarding US Temporary Worker visa type H.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...