Question I'm working in the U.S. on an H-1B visa and plan to travel home to India this summer. I don't want to spend a day or two renewing the visa there. Can I renew my visa at the U.S. Consulate in Canada? Is there anything in particular I need to know about renewing my visa in Canada? Answer Although
I am in the U.S. on an H-1B visa, working at a nonprofit research institute as a research scientist. The nonprofit is affiliated with a university. I have been offered a similar job by a U.S. private company. Can I transfer my H-1B visa to work there?
Under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 ("AC21"), an H-1B worker may change employers once the new employer's petition is pending with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). (A change in employers always requires filing a new visa petition). Under previous
Question My former employer, an IT consulting firm, sponsored me for an H-1B visa. I worked there for three years with the H-1B and then went back to school to get my master's degree. I now have an F-1 visa/status. I don't plan on finishing the degree and instead want to get back to work. I am now seeking
Just as life happens for everyone else, so too does life happen for the H-1B worker. Having children, taking care of an ill relative, or being ill yourself all may require taking a leave of some weeks or months from work. Or, you may simpy want to take some time off for an extended vacation or other
Some, but not all H-4 visa holders who are the spouse of an H-1B worker are eligible to accept U.S. employment. For those H-4 spouses who aren’t eligible to work in the U.S., doing so would constitute a violation of their status. For those H-4 spouses who are eligible to work, however – namely those