Immigration Issues/H1b location issue?
I was hired 2 years ago on a H1B visa, in a state government agency, out of the central office. BUT, I am based in a satellite office in another city (same state)
My H1B petition did not mention that (It still has the central office address as the place of work).
I just got promoted in the same department, with different job responsibilities (not drastically different, but additional) and I have to move back to the central office. They are willing to sponsor a Green card for me.
I have a few questions, I was hoping you would answer....
1. Do I need to amend my current H1B (2yrs old) to state that my place of work is actually in a different city, before I apply for a H1b transfer?
2. Can I just avoid that and apply for H1B transfer / new H1b petition for my new job promotion?
3. Will this effect my GC process?
I would really appreciate it if you could answer these questions.... I hope I am not in too much trouble.
Your employer should have taken the necessary steps to take into account of the change of location.
1) & 2) Yes you need to file a new H-1B for the new job and location.