What's the minimum hours per week of work a part time H1b employee could be hired?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Jose, CA

I'm a startup, need to hire an adviser who works full time on H1b for another employer. Right now I just need this adviser for very limited say 1 or 2 hours per week to guide me on an area that he is really good at.
1a- Can I apply 1 hr / week part time concurrent H1B visa for him to work with me??
1b- Is there a minimum hrs/week for the part time concurrent H1b visa?
2- Say after 6 months or an year, can I apply to USCIS to change the approved hours from 1 to say 10?

Additional information

Based on the two answers below regarding minimum hours, it appears that opinion of experts differ: Has anyone filed + got approval for a part time H1b (concurrent) below 20 hours? How many hours could I safely get approved? Currently I've 4 other advisers with whom I have weekly 1 hour meetings - they are Citizens so I don't have to apply H1b for them, they've their own LLCs and it's easy for them to bill me 4 hrs/month.

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . We have never applied for an H-1B worker at less than 20 hours per week.

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

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    Answered . You need to consult with an immigration attorney about al aspects of the petition. This is not the last question you will have. 20 hours is a minimum.

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS www.myattorneyusa.com; email: info@myattorneyusa.com; Phone: (866)... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Although there is no minimum, the hours must make sense. 1-2 hours per week do not make sense.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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