If another employer were to apply for an H1b for me and if it were to be approved, do I need to join them immediately ? And assuming I never join them and a few months down the line another employer were to apply, will they need to use the approval from my current employer or the one whom I never joined ?
Yes, you need to work for new company immediately. It is not wise to repeatedly jump employers on H-1B. Once is okay if they seek approval but after that USCIS may see fraud and investigate.
also, if a 3rd employer enters the picture they need to transfer your current H1B and not use the "approval" from either employer 1 or 2, it must be transferred. You should really be working with an immigration attorney before you create a situation for yourself that you cannot solve.
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If you are having an employer file for an H-1B visa, why would you not be joining them?
In any H-1B filing, you must disclose the most recent approval.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts and advise you accordingly.
J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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