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How fast can I complete an H1B transfer (change of employer)?

The common term “H1B transfer” refers to the change of employer (COE). When you are unhappy with your current employer, and have finally found a new employer, you would probably want to start working with the new employer as soon as possible. But how soon can it be? These are the steps and timelines for an H1B COE procedure. Continue reading


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Can I have two full-time jobs under concurrent H1B?

Answer: Technically YES

What is “Concurrent H1B”?

A “concurrent H1B” means you hold multiple H1Bs and work for multiple employers at the same time. Yes, you can do that! Each employer must file a separate H1B petition for you, and meets all H1B requirements, including paying you the prevailing wage. Continue reading


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How much will the new immigration policy help the startup community?

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his planned executive actions on immigration. The big focus was on the relief for undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens. If they meet certain requirements, they can get employment authorization under the DACA program. The less discussed is the business side of immigration, especially the executive actions that will affect the startup community.

In President Obama’s Thursday announcement, he said, “Second, I will make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business leaders have proposed.” However, this was all he said about this 2nd action in his whole speech. The memorandum released by the Department of Homeland Security gives a little more detail. The memorandum with the subject of “Policies Supporting U.S. High-Skilled Businesses and Workers” lists 5 policy changes, 3 of which have important effect on entrepreneurs who want to start a company. Continue reading