Immigration Issues/H1B- Travel

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Hi Ajay,

I am on the H1B visa since Oct 2010. I also have Canadian PR since 2009. To fulfill my Canadian PR residency obligation, I am planning to move to Canada next year. My present company might agree to transfer me to the Toronto office and work remote from there. Is it possible for me to travel back to US (like for a weekly conference) on my existing valid H1B, as I still work for the sponsor company?

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Hi,

Yes, you can travel on existing unexpired H1B visa stamp, since the purpose of your entry will be employment with the H1B employer, even if it is only for a week or so before you depart the U.S. again. You should be on the payroll of the U.S. company during time spent in the U.S.

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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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