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H1 Transfer, does the old company know about it?

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Hi I am hoping to transfer from company A to B. I plan to stick around for another 2 months with company A. Company B wants to file for my H1 transfer, would company A know about it? What if I dont want to share the next place I am moving too? Many thanks :)

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No, company A won't necessarily know about it.

But, you have to be careful so that you don't end up working without authorization for A, once the papers for B are approved.

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No, company A would not know about it. Company B can put your starting date 2 months from now. When all is set you can give your notice and move on.

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Only if someone tells them. USCIS does not.

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