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H-1B Visa Transfer Pending And Travel: What You Need to Know

By February 6, 2024March 22nd, 2024No Comments

If you find yourself in the process of transferring your H-1B visa to a new employer, it’s important to understand that you can continue working for your new employer even before the petition is officially approved. Additionally, you can travel internationally and re-enter the United States to work for your new employer while the H-1B transfer petition is still pending.

However, there are specific conditions that must be met for this to be possible:

1. Valid Previous H-1B Approval: Your previous H-1B approval notice must still be valid.

2. H-1B Transfer Receipt Notice: You must possess the H-1B transfer receipt notice from your new employer, indicating that your transfer petition is in progress.

3. Valid H-1B Visa Stamp: You should have a valid H-1B visa stamp in your passport.

In these circumstances, you have the flexibility to transition to your new employment and even travel internationally without waiting for the H-1B transfer petition’s final approval.

At Jeelani Law Firm, we understand the intricacies of immigration matters, including H-1B visa transfers and international travel during the process. If you have any questions or need assistance with your immigration concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to Jeelani Law Firm. Contact us for all your immigration and legal needs.

Jeelani Law Firm, PLC

JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC is regarded as one of the top immigration law firms in the industry. We handle all immigration matters including family based adjustment of status/green card cases, citizenship filings, representation of businesses and employees when filing L1A/B Petitions, H1B petitions, and Permanent Labor petitions. Our firm also litigates immigration cases dealing with delayed adjudications as well as appellate matters before the U.S. Federal Courts, U.S. Immigration Courts, USCIS and the BIA. Given the complex nature of immigration law, inexperience can lead to many mistakes which may result in delays, denials, and loss of filing fees and valuable time. Contact our office and we will take care of the rest.