If I get an H visa through a company, how long do I have to work for them before I transfer to another company on the same visa?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

I am portuguese and I will be working at an architecture firm in new york on a H1-B visa

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  1. Alena Shautsova

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    Answered . You can switch as soon as the new company application is received by USCIS.

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  2. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . If you are currently an H1B visa holder, you can transfer your visa and start work for a new employer as soon as an H1B transfer petition is 'submitted' to the USCIS by the new sponsoring company/employer. You do NOT have to wait until the Transfer is issued.

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more
  3. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . As long as you continue to maintain H-1B status, you can move and work for another H-1B employer after they have filed the petition in your behalf.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more

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