Immigration Issues/Work visa

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If a person has a work visa can they work with someone else?

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Hi,

A work visa is normally employer specific. For example, H, L, O and other nonimmigrant employment-based visa categories allow for employment only if the employer has successfully filed the appropriate visa petition with the USCIS and the employee holds that particular visa status.

However, if you have EAD (employment authorization document, a driver's license sized card issued by the USCIS), even if you otherwise hold a nonimmigrant visa status such as H, L, O, etc. then you can work anywhere without restriction. There are employment restrictions for students on OPT or CPT who have been issued EAD after graduation or during their studies, and there may be other exceptions as well, and it is important to obtain proper immigration advice prior to actual commitment with an employer

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.

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Ajay K. Arora

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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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