job application: visa question.

eClinicalWorks watabtbots
Aug 26 11 Comments

though the question below is quite obvious, at times many are confused if the answer should be yes or no. when applying got jobs, there is this one question “Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B visa status)? “, people who are already on h1b and has 140 approved, should the answer be yes or no? when one is looking to switch, will the new company have to sponsor? it is my understanding that sponsorship is for those who are not on h1b status and will have to go through the whole procreas of lca, application, lottery etc. not for people who are on h1b already. thoughts?

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Bloomberg Atinlay4
    lol why is this even a question. Unless you are GC or citizen what tf do you think the answer is.
    Aug 26 0
  • Reliable Software / Eng YonkoKaido
    But they still have to apply for a transfer right? Is that considered sponsoring?
    Aug 26 5
    • Amazon / Biz Dev sequelfh
      Yes. H1b transfer is definitely sponsoring
      Aug 26
    • eClinicalWorks watabtbots
      OP
      Correct and that is the question. Is it considered sponsoring? These days, many companies do not want to hire h1b due to immigration uncertainties and answering the question as “yes” puts you in a different bucket and reduces your chances of being considered. Should the answer be yes or no for people who are on h1b?
      Aug 26
    • Amazon / Biz Dev sequelfh
      Yes. H1b transfers get denied all the time now. Thus you go to the risky bucket
      Aug 26
    • Apple FPPM52
      I’ve never heard of risky bucket. Technically there is no risk for a company aside spending resources to recruit you and fail to transfert your H1B status.

      There are some company that simply don’t want to deal with H1B simply because of the bureaucracy around it.
      Aug 26
    • Amazon / Biz Dev sequelfh
      You are right. It’s not really risky bucket. Just what OP called it. H1b is super common now and most companies don’t care too much.
      Aug 26
  • Apple FPPM52
    Yes. And the reason is quite simple. An H1B transfert is not a simple technicality. It’s a whole new application. Your new employer will need to defend that the job being offered to you is a speciality occupation, that you are competent to do it, that they have enough resources to pay you and return you to your home country if need be.
    Aug 26 2
    • Apple FPPM52
      And if you change employer and still plan to obtain a green card in the future, they will have to apply for another PERM and do another I-140. You can ‘port’ an adjustment of status in certain condition. But that doesn’t apply to the other steps of a GC.
      Aug 26
    • eClinicalWorks watabtbots
      OP
      Thank you. this certainly helps. Appreciate your response and time. Unlike some people who only respond with another question.
      Aug 26
  • Apple FPPM52
    Yes.
    Aug 26 0