L1B to H1B on new employer

Citrix Systems stcky
Dec 6, 2018 4 Comments

I’m currently on an L1B visa and I have an approved H1B from the same employer filed under consular processing. I have not yet traveled outside the US to get my H1B stamp.
I now have an offer from company B. Can company B apply for a H1B transfer on an unstamped H1B?

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  • Autodesk DouP01
    Yes
    Dec 6, 20182
    • Citrix Systems stcky
      OP
      Thanks! This is what I thought too but company B is saying they can’t apply for H1B portability before I get the stamp from company A. I don’t understand this ..
      Dec 6, 2018
    • Microsoft Up yours
      Other company guys are correct, u need to be on h1b first to start transfer process. Source: I am in same boat and have consulted atleast 4-5 immigration lawyers till now
      Dec 6, 2018
  • HP / MgmtEgpj18
    Yes but why current company don’t pay u a greencard.
    Dec 6, 20180

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