Once you're in the U.S. as a H-1B visa holder, you are responsible to learn your rights and duties to maintain this privilege. There are many factors that affect your visa and knowing your rights and responsibilities is critical to your stay in the U.S. on a H-1B visa. Learn more information about what you should expect from your employer, what you should do if you change your status or if you want to renew your visa.
H-1B Employers: What Wage Must You Pay?
When a U.S. employer considers hiring a foreign-born worker, an inevitable part of the analysis will be how much to pay that person.
How Long an H-1B Worker Can Stay in the United States
A foreign worker with an H-1B visa can stay in the U.S. for a maximum of six years plus extensions, in certain circumstances.
Can I Travel While H-1B Application (New, Extension, or Change of Status) Is Pending at USCIS?
Whether awaiting a USCIS decision on an initial H-1B application or a renewal or extension, timing your travel right and bringing the right documents will be key to avoiding getting stuck outside the United States.
What happens when a cap-exempt H-1B worker wants to move to a non-cap-exempt job?
Timing becomes very important if switching to job that will require you to compete for one among a limited number of new H-1B visas.
How Taking an Approved Leave Affects Your H-1B Employment
Need a break from your H-1B job? Here's how to maintain your status in the meantime.
Just Got Laid Off From H-1B Job—Do I Have Any Grace Period or Can I Get Another Visa to Jobhunt?
Is there enough time after being laid off from H-1B position to switch to a new employer on your current visa?
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FAQs by H-1B Workers in the U.S. (Extensions, Job Changes, and More)
Answers to common questions about travel, visa renewals, switching employers, and other realities of life in the U.S. for H-1B visa holders.