People who have an H-1B visa status have the ability to transfer to another employer. When transferring to a new employer, the individual will need to follow all contractual agreements with their former employer, but they do not need permission to make the transfer to a new employer. The individual wishing to make the transfer to a new employer will need to have the new employer submit an H-1B visa transfer petition with the USCIS. If the employee submits the application instead of having the employer submit the application, then the application will most likely be denied.
What is the H1B Transfer Process?
H-1B visa holders have the ability to change employers while in the US. The process they must follow is called the H-1B Transfer process. The H-1B visa holder first must accept the new job offer. The transfer process is very similar to the initial H-1B visa process. The main difference between the two is that the transfer process has no limit to how many people can apply for a transfer. Below is the process for transferring employers for H-1B visa holders.
H1B Transfer Processing Time
The transfer processing time for an H-1B visa depends on which method you decide to use. The standard processing method can take anywhere from 1 to 4 months to be completed. The USCIS offers the ability for Premium processing, but this also comes with a fee. The fee for Premium Processing is around $1,225 and will process the petition anywhere between 15 to 30 days.
H-1B Visa Transfer In Phoenix
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