Can an H1B holder work remotely from home office?

Asked almost 3 years ago - New York, NY

What happens when the company doesn't have an office in that state? Are you required to visit a physical office periodically? what kind of restrictions apply? How can my company work around those? They really want me as an employee even if it's virtually

Attorney answers (4)

  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes, you can work out of your home as long as this is explained to the USCIS.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Stephanie Scarborough

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . I agree with all of the above.

  3. C. C. Abbott

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I agree with my colleague. USCIS has specific rules as to compliance with the H1B visa progam that requires change of job location to be provided to them on a timely basis. You should discuss this issue of visa compliance further with your employer's attorney.

    Legal disclaimer: The statement above is provided by CC Abbott is based on general assistance and not intended to... more
  4. Jason Todd Lorenzon

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . Both of my colleagues have provided excellent responses to your questions. Yes, you can work remotely so long as USCIS knows about that and this arrangement is explained. Consult with your employers attorney on this issue. Good luck.

    Mr. Lorenzon's answer to your question does not establish an attorney client relationship, but rather is meant to... more

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