Immigration Issues/H1-B Transfer


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My questions are as follows:

1. I am currently on OPT Status and got my H1-B approved effective October 1st 2007. I was working untill July with the employer( Company A) who sponsored my H1-B and since August, I am working with another company (Company B). Can i transfer my H1-B that has been approved by USCIS from Company A to Company B?

2. If I transfer my H1-B from Company A to Company B. In future, if I want to join Company A again after an year, Do I need to go through the Transfer process of H1-B from Company B to Company A or can I directly join Company A?

3. If I cannot trasfer my H1-B, Can I continue to work with Company B untill my OPT is expired? or do I need to report to Company A effective October 1st in accordance to my approval validity.

FYI: I do not have stamping of H1-B visa from company A on my passport yet.

Thanks for your valuable time and support. Looking forward to get a response.


Sandeep: Answers to your questions are 1) YES. 2) If the company does not revoke the H visa you can go join them again.3) If you do not get a H-1 from company B you need to join your H company or fall out of status.
Ramasamy Krishnan
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Ramasamy Krishnan


Immigration particularly business immigration and National Interest Waivers.


I have over 7 years of experience in all facets of immigration law. Specifically focusing on filing of National Interest Waivers (NIW), Alien of Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers/Professors petitions for Ph.D's and other advanced degree professionals. I have also assisted clients in numerous PERM, H-1b, L and other nonimmigrant visa applications. I am a partner at the law firm Ashley & Krishnan,

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