Immigration question - Europe and back again on an H1

Amazon / Eng Okgfccy
Feb 8 7 Comments

Hello folks,

Have an approved H1 + I-140. Can I take an internal transfer to Europe for a couple of years and come back to the US without H1 trouble? (Assuming my employer is okay with it)



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TOP 7 Comments
  • New inmann
    You will still need to file another h1b (using your i140) so in case premium processing is suspended you would have to go through regular processing (just that you don't need to go through quota process again). Other option is to create back on L1. I am not sure if that is feasible in your company and these days rejection rate of L1 is high.

    I have done the same some time back (went to another country and came back on H1, with having approved i140)
    Feb 8 2
    • Amazon SDE3!
      But this h1b will be under cap or separate pool? Do we have to be picked in lottery?
      Feb 8
    • New inmann
      If you haven't used your 6 years then it can be your old quota. Consult an immigration attorney for more complex scenarios
      Feb 8
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    • FINRA / IT

      FINRA IT

      Capital One, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
      Lol wut? He has to maintain status while he's physically present in the United States.
      Don't listen to people on Blind fosho.
      Feb 8
  • Google WKtl48
    I think you can maintain your i140 and GC while in process as long as you get paid in the US.
    Feb 8 0
  • Manhattan Associates / R&D

    Manhattan Associates R&D

    Microsoft, XPO Logistics
    Feb 8 0
  • BlackRock Lary
    Yup you can ... hopefully you’ll be able to upgrade to EB1 after coming back to US
    Feb 8 0