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Hello,

I am on H1B1 visa which was issued under US-Singapore FTA. If I want to change job, new company will file the H1B1 transfer. I want to know is it the same as normal H1B transfer procedure? Can I start work with the new employer once my transfer petition is filed? or Do I need to wait until the transfer is approved?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!

K.S. Muthu

Answer
Hi Muthu,

You can work for the new employer as soon as the H-1B petition has been filed by the new employer. This is allowed under the portability provisions of the H-1B regulations. The transfer process for a U.S.-Singapore FTA is the same as a normal H-1B transfer.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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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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