I've heard that it's legal to file two h1b from two different companies. If both approved, how to let uscis know which company i want to work for? Do I need to contact uscis directly or through layer from the companies?
What are things need to be done from the company i am not going to work for? Do they needs to file some form to withdraw my petition? And my current opt expires by the end of August. If both approved, how to deal with my cap-gap extension? Will the approval order matter? Thanks
It is legal to have two employers to file. It is even legal to have "concurrent" H-1b employment for two employers. If you choose one over the other, the one you do not choose is likely to withdraw the approval.
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you don't. Just act on your choice and the other employer should take care of the other. Best Wishes!
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You just start working at which ever company of the two you want to work at, and in so doing you "activate" your newly minted H-1B status. No need to "notify" USCIS..
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By working for your chosen employer.
You really should decide on the employer BEFORE the petitions are filed.
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You will choose a company, and then the other one will act on it, if you are not working for both, of course.
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