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Hi thanks for the help

We are from the UK. My husband holds an L1 visa for 5 years, of which we have 2 years remaining. I have an L2 Visa and work for a non-profit organization. I am not currently in management.

My husband is increasingly unhappy in his job and would like to find a different position. The H visa doesn't allow the spouse to work. Would I be able to apply for an H1B Visa or another Visa to allow me to continue wit my current employment? He would then seek a company that would sponsor his H visa

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Hi,

A visa cap-exempt H1B petition can be filed for you by your employer. (If not through a cap-exempt organization, it can be filed no earlier than April 01, 2016).

However, a cap-exempt organization is typically an institution of higher education, or a non-profit research organization. Additional information is here: http://www.h1b1.com/practices/h-1b-faqs/#encourage

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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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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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