H1b job change

Cisco / Eng WannaSwich
Sep 14, 2017 19 Comments

Hey you folks on H1b... how are you going about job change while premium processing is suspended? Are you joining on receipt or waiting for PP to be restarted?

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Airbnb airtime
    Joined on receipt, approval came later
    Sep 14, 2017 1
    • Amazon travelr
      How long (days) did it take from receipt to approval?
      Sep 15, 2017
  • Amazon thebumble
    Joining on receipt.
    Sep 14, 2017 0
  • Groupon / Eng RIBE24
    Many are joining on receipt, so I'm also thinking of the same
    Sep 14, 2017 0
  • Versa Networks nmwe35
    Joined even before the receipt came
    Sep 14, 2017 5
    • Microsoft **nutella*
      Is it legal?
      Sep 14, 2017
    • Amazon Duh.
      It is legal as long has you have evidence showing the h1-b petition is filed (i.e. Fedex delivery notice)
      Sep 15, 2017
    • Microsoft **nutella*
      Oh.. Great..thanks.. may go for it then.
      Sep 15, 2017
    • Versa Networks nmwe35
      Yes it's legal. You just need tracking number of FedEx ups etc which you used to send documents
      Sep 15, 2017
    • Cisco / Eng WannaSwich
      OP
      What happens if the petition is denied?
      Sep 15, 2017
  • Versa Networks nmwe35
    If you are already working on H1 you don't even need to wait for receipt to come. You can join the day when they send the packet to USCIS
    Sep 14, 2017 3
    • Cisco / Eng WannaSwich
      OP
      What happens if the petition is denied eventually? Will you have to go back to previous employer?
      Sep 15, 2017
    • Versa Networks nmwe35
      Well i had the same concern. Lawyers told me it can get rejected even when you join on receipt. Because receipt is merely telling you that USCIS has received documents. But in case of petition rejection they said usually that never happens
      Sep 15, 2017
    • Versa Networks nmwe35
      Worst case there can be RFE which they can solve by providing documents
      Sep 15, 2017
  • Yahoo / Eng Golang
    How long does the receipt take?
    Sep 14, 2017 2
    • Versa Networks nmwe35
      2 weeks
      Sep 14, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng Mammal
      Does it take 2 weeks on premium processing as well? Thanks
      Oct 24, 2017
  • PayPal Rmeo
    Will companies start the GC process on H-1B receipt ?
    Sep 15, 2017 0
  • Salesforce
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    Microsoft, Amazon
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    Joining on approval
    Sep 14, 2017 0