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  • H1-B transfer and H4

    Hi,

    Can someone please answer my question:

    Q) I have a valid H1-B petition and VISA stamping (valid till 13th June 2005) from company A.
    I recently got an offer from company B. Company B has applied for my H1-B VISA transfer using priority processing and expect petition to be approved by October end.
    I need to travel to India for my marriage in Nov. My wife will accompany me back to US.

    Can i resign from Company A on 1st November and join company B, and still use
    a) the existing VISA stamping on my passport from Company A and
    b) the new H1-B petition from company B
    to travel back to the US.

    In such a situation can my wife travel back with me.
    Will her H4 be issued against the petition from Company A or B.

    Also, can company A terminate the H1-B petition it filed for me for which i have the VISA stamp and prevent me from entering back in the US.
    If the company A does so will that nullify the VISA stamp on my passport against its petition.


    please advise

    Shailesh

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    H1-B transfer and H4

    Shailesh ,

    Eventhough you changed from company A to Company B, you don't have to change your Visa stamp in your passport if that is valid.

    And for your wife, they will issue Visa with company B petition. ( If you apply for her H4 with Company A and if the consulate identifies that your currently working for company B, then there may be delay in getting H4. So apply for your H4 with the H1B of Company B only )

    You can use Visa of Company A and H1B petition of Company B to enter back to USA.

    --Balu

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