can someone on H1B visa travel abroad before H1B transfer is filed
I have a technical question.
One person is on H1B visa and he wants to travel abroad and the new employer files the H1B transfer application after he leaves the United States. Is this doable?
I heard that H1B transfer application can be filed only when that person is present in the United States. After filing the H1B transfer, one person can leave the country for vacation. Is that true?
- Yes and no, yes you can file anywhere, they just select consular notification for the country you will be in, not a big problem at all. If you have left your current employer (i.e. you have gone on holidays between to jobs), you cannot legally re-enter, as you no longer work for that company and you are out of status. You could lie to them, but chances are you will be flagged as pending transfer. If you were still states side you could work on H1B transfer receipt, but alas if you have left, you can’t legally come back in till you have your new paperwork in hand.