Not sure if I will be H1b transfered during US goverment shut down

Asked 11 months ago - Boulder, CO

I am holding H1b visa and want to join new company. Now next company is having LCA for me but need to process H1b transfer process. As US government shut down, will it possible to get H1b transferred during this period ? Will USCIS process my application if I will submit during shut down period ?

I can see that USCIS is having standard message on there website , stating that all world wide offices are open. But there is no specific msg stating that these office are open even during US shut down time. Further seen some blogs stating that H1b transfer will get delayed because of shut down. So I am confused now !! Please guide me..

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . USCIS has not shut down. However, DOL is not processing LCAs. Waiting for guidance on this issue.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Karen-Lee Pollak

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    Answered . We have not received any formal notification that the government will accept H1B applications without certified LCA's. We are hoping to hear something by the end of the week

  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . The key problem is that DOL is closed. Thus, no LCA.

    What did the new company's immigration lawyer say when you asked him/her this question?

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more

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