My employer is applying for my H1B under new H1B 2021 Registration system. But I had travel plans to travel from end of feb, 2020 to 20 - march - 2020. Should I drop my travel plans? or is it safe to travel during this time frame as this collides with the new registration timeframe? Please help.
I am not aware there is any requirement for the foreign national to be in the U.S. when an employer registers for the H1b lottery.
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There was and still is no requirement that the beneficiary of an H-1B petition be physically present in the USA when the petition is filed with USCIS.
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I agree with my colleagues ... you don't have to be in the US when the employer files THEIR H-1B papers.
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There is no restrictions to travel for a H1B beneficiary from Mar 1 2020-Mar 20 2020 applicable to an employer who will apply for H1B under new H1B 2021 Registration.
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