Hello experts : I am working for a small company and H - 1 - B is approved . I have the scanned copy of approval . The originals are still with the employer . My dependents have H - 4 approved around 4 weeks ago . as per on line tracker on LUSCIOUS site using my receipt # . At this stage , I am having a good offer from one of the reputed organization and they are ready for my H - 1 transfer . I have few questions : 1 . Is it possible for the new employer to transfer H - 1 in my case on the basis of scanned approved document ? since I do no have the originals ? 2 . If I insist my current employer to send the originals , they might get an alert about my thought process of switching job . 3 . If my new employer files 1 transfer , will it also take care of my H - 4 ? I do not have 4 scanned or original . Only receipt # .
Please excuse the formatting and the default Spell Check. LUSCIOUS = USCIS
H1B transfer is a commonly used phrase, but it is not really a transfer. Your new employer must file a new H1B application, but you are not subject to the annual H1B can and can start work with the new employer once you have a receipt for the new filing. You will also need new H4 applications. Copies will do. You should consult with an immigration attorney who handles employment Visas to make sure it is done properly.