Immigration Issues/H1B multiple filings

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Hi,I am in US on H4 and looking for an employer who can file H1B for their new position.as at the same time I am giving a lot of interview.My question is: Say if I proceed with an employer for the h1B filing and then during the process itself if I get a better opportunity, then Is it possible to transfer the same to other employer? or do I need to wait until I get the H1B with first employer and then can switch to second one? Also I am not sure about the quota for this year's H1B filing,seeing the trend do you have any idea how long it will last?

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Hi,

Until you actually obtain approval of an H1B petition filed for you, you will remain in underlying H4 status. Any employer filing an H1B petition for you will request "change of status" from H4 to H1B.

When one H1B petition has been approved, and you granted change of status to H1B, then any future H1B petitions (either by the same employer or other employers) will request "extension of status".

The following pages from our website are helpful: www.h1b1.com/concurrent.htm and www.h1b1.com/family.htm

Nobody knows when the visa cap will be reached. Information about the latest visa availability is here: http://www.uscis.gov/h-1b_count

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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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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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