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Hi,

I have a question on h1 transfer. I am with employer A now and A has filed my PERM on Feb 2012. My 6th year starts on July 2012. What I would like to know is if I move to employer B, will employer B able to transfer my h1 with an additional 1 year because my PERM was already applied before my 6th year?

Thanks,
Ranjeet

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Hi,

Once you complete six years in H1B status, it cannot be extended by any employer (A or B, etc.) unless PERM has been filed by any employer (and not revoked) at least one year before completion of six years in H1B status, or unless I-140 is approved.

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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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