"H-1B transfer" is a misleading phrase that has emerged in the immigration world. There is no such thing. The new employer files their own petition and can request a full three years if you have at least 3 years left in your 6 year maximum (less if less available). The big advantage of the second and subsequent H's is that you have already been counted against the quota unless you worked for a cap-exempt employer so don't need to be counted again and further you may begin working for the new employer as soon as the Petition is RECEIVED by USCIS -- you do not need to wait for the Approval.
Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
Concentrating in Immigration and Nationality Law
2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92108
phone: (619) 299-9600, facsimile: (619) 923-3277
Formerly Adjunct Professor -- Immigration law
University of Illinois College of Law
Ms. Feldman is spot on.
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