I'm on my 5.5 year of H1B with approved I140. I am planning to change job and go with consultancy. How many H1b year will I get?

Asked about 1 year ago - Saint Louis, MO

SOW says 2 years of contract.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . 3 years, given that you have an approved I-140. New employer will need to file a new PERM and I-140. You will be able to retain your old priority date.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. John K Lassen

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    Answered . Three

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  3. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . I concur with Mr. Behar and Professor Franco Capriotti.

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS www.myattorneyusa.com; email: info@myattorneyusa.com; Phone: (866)... more
  4. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Although my colleagues are probably correct, you might get 3 years .... I recommend that you reconsider going with a 'consultancy'.

    That is not a 'real' employer/employee relationship. In addition to the fact that immigration is looking very closely at job shops (the main reason that so many people are being 'trapped' in their home countries with 'administrative processing' ... this work is highly dependent on 'client' letters.. In other words ... you could be 'stuck' without work and may need to leave the US.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- franco@capriotti.com -- www.capriotti.com -- This blog posting... more
  5. Gunda Johanna Brost

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    Answered . Attorneys Behar and Capriotti explained this well. Most likely you can get 3 years. It is always best to consult with an immigration attorney to assist you adequately.

    This advice does not form an attorney-client relationship and is merely informative. It should not by itself be... more

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