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Can H1B Visa holder study in the United States?

The short answer is YES. Full-time studies vs. Part-time studies Full-time and Part-time definitions vary by University, and also if you are pursuing in-class or online education. Generally accepted definition is as follows: Part-time student attends a University for 6 credit hours (2 courses) or less. Full-time student attends a University for 9 credit hours …

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H1B Amendment : When should it be filed?

H-1B Amendment Key Facts H-1B employer (petitioner) must file an amended or new petition, where any material changes have occurred–in the terms and conditions of employment or training or the H-1B employee’s (beneficiary’s)eligibility–from what was specified in the original approved petition. A new Labor Condition Application (“LCA”) reflecting the material change must be filed along …

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H1B Transfer to new Employer while previous H1B Transfer is still pending

Question I have my original H-1B Visa with Employer A which is valid until December 2015. I transferred my H-1B from Employer A to Employer B on January 10, 2015, and the transfer is still pending. I began working with Employer B from January 15, 2015, upon receiving the H-1B Receipt Notice. I now have …

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H1-B Labor Condition Application (LCA) : When is a new filing required?

Can an Labor Condition Application (“LCA”) be amended? No. An LCA cannot be amended. There is no provision to amend it. For many H-1B employers, this is one of the trickiest questions. Non-compliance with an LCA filing can impose sanctions and violations on the employer, and also put the H-1B employee out of H-1B status. …

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Is H-4 amendment required in an H1B transfer?

No. An H-4 does not have to be amended, when the principal transfers his H-1B with a new employer. However, an H-4 extension would be required, if the H-4 I-94 is about to expire. An H-4 visa is not employer-specific. Accordingly, when the H-1B visa holder changes employers, no action is required to amend the …

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Can an H4 change status to H1B if maximum time allowed on H4 is about to expire?

H-1B and H-4 maximum time period allowed H-1B may be admitted for maximum of 6 years. H-1B extensions are possible beyond 6 years under AC21 (American Competitiveness in the Twenty First Century Act), if H-1B’s Labor Certification (“LC”) or Greencard Petition (“I-140”) has been filed and is pending or approved. The 6-year limit and AC21 …

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Can an H1B Candidate accept a Signing Bonus prior to H1B petition validity?

Signing Bonus A signing bonus, also popularly known as a “sign-on bonus” is a sum of money paid upfront, to a new employee by a company as an incentive to join that company. This is usually a way for employers to compensate an employee by paying a one-time bonus, especially if employer’s starting salary is …

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