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My current H1 visa is valid till Oct 2008. I plan to change my employer this month. In October, I am travelling to India for a small vacation. Do I need to re-stamp my visa for the new employer? Would I be able to enter back to US on the current visa?  

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Hi,

You can travel on your existing visa if you carry the H-1B approval notice through the new employer. Carry the H-1B approval notice through the former employer as well.

I also recommend carrying recent pay stub(s) from the new employer (you can join the new employer as soon as the H-1B petition has been filed; you do not have to wait for approval).

You should file through "premium processing" so that the H-1B petition is approved by the USCIS in two weeks after it is submitted.

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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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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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