Yes. You can work part time for different employers provided each employer obtained an H-1B visa on your behalf. H-1B visas are employer specific, that is, they only allow employment by the employer who has filed the petition and received a petition approval.
I am a U.S. employer who filed an H-1B petition on behalf of one of my employees. When can the employee start working?
Employment by the U.S. employer cannot begin until the H-1B visa is approved unless the alien already has H-1B visa status. In that case, employment can begin as soon as the new H-1B visa application is filed. However, if an individual possesses previous employment authorization such as a work authorization card, employment may be authorized […]
I am a student currently working for a U.S. company on my OPT. How soon should I contact my company to apply for an H-1B on my behalf?
As soon as possible. USCIS will start accepting filings of new H-1B petition on April 1, 2015. Your company and attorney need ample time to assess your case, gather the necessary documentation, and prepare the petition. If you are seeking to change your status to H-1B and are subject to the April 1 deadline, contact […]
I am the Director of Human Resources of a U.S. company. My company currently employs a student pursuant to his OPT. My company seeks to change his status to H-1B. What deadlines should I be aware of?
As a U.S. employer seeking to file an H-1B petition, you need to be aware of the April 1deadline. If you have employees who will need to change their current status to H-1B status on October 1, 2015, we strongly suggest starting the filing process as early as January of 2015. USCIS will start accepting […]
Last year, USCIS received 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period.