Work in USA – H1B, L Visa

H1B premium processing suspended by USCIS

H1B Premium Processing Suspended

 22 Mar, 19 

H1B premium processing OPEN for all Transfer, Amendment, extension applications at Vermont, California, Nebraska service centers. Open for 2019 Cap petitions.

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H1B amendment + extension, transfer can work after 240 days

240 Day Rule H1B Amendment + Extension and Transfer

 21 Mar, 19 

USCIS pending H1B Amendment + Extension, Transfer can work after 240 days of i94 expiry. H1B extension can stay but not work. Status is Period of Authorized stay.

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Automatic ReValidation H1b visa Canada Mexico

Automatic ReValidation H1B Canada Mexico

 21 Mar, 19 

Automatic revalidation H1B Canada or Mexico cruise or land or air allowed with un-expired i94 for short travel of 30 days or less. H1B to H4 COS allowed.

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H1B visa approved but status is Administrative processing

H1B Visa Approved but Status is Administrative Processing

 21 Mar, 19 

H1B visa approved but CEAC status is Administrative processing. VO said visa Approved. Identity verification - Form 221(g) issued but no documents asked.

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Travel while H1B is pending

Travel while H1B is pending with USCIS – Extension, Transfer, COS, Amendment

 21 Mar, 19 

You can travel while H1B is pending with USCIS. H1B COS (Change of Status) is abandoned if you go out of USA. For re-entry, you need valid H1B or other visa.

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H1B transfer after i94 expiry

File H1B Transfer Before or After i94 Expiry

 21 Mar, 19 

H1B transfer can start working on receipt with no 240 day limit. Unlawful presence starts on denial after i94 expiry. Go back to old employer if H1B valid.

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