Immigration Issues/H-1B Denied

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Hi Ajay,
My H-1b got denied from one contract company. They are in the process of re appealing it. They are waiting on some documents from client and they will file for it within a week or two.
Meanwhile I got an offer from another contract company, but for the same client. They will also file for my H-1 within a week. As you told me earlier that each H-1b Petition is independent of another, do I need to inform  this new contract company that my H-1b got denied and they are filing for reappealing or Can I leave it as is without informing them anything.

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Hi,

You do not need to inform the new company. The H1B petition filed by the new company will be considered independently of any previous H1B filings. Moreover, the new company does not need the permission of your current H1B employer to file a petition, and multiple companies can file H1B petitions for you. You will maintain H1B status if you work for at least one of these H1B employers. It also means that you are not required to be employed by an H1B employer if you work for another H1B employer.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.H1B1.com

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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