The H-1B Visa is a temporary, non-immigrant visa that allows you to work for petitioning employer and live in the US temporarily.
The maximum allowable period for H-1B status is six years at a time. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule, which allow you stay in H-1B status beyond the six year period. Contact the Bomza Law Group to see if any of these exceptions apply to you.
You are only permitted to work for the petitioning employer. However, you may be eligible to change employers. If you would like to work for more than one employer, there may be options available to you, such as obtaining an H-1B approval from both employers.
You may travel pursuant to your H-1B as long as the visa is valid. You should always consult an immigration lawyer before any international travel.
Your spouse and children under 21 may be eligible for H-4 dependent status. The H-4 visa will permit them to temporarily reside in the US Although your family cannot work on an H-4 visa, they are allowed to study.
Your employer may sponsor your US Permanent Residence process while you are in H-1B status. In addition, if your employer has already initiated your Permanent Residence process, you may be eligible for further extension of your H-1B status. Contact the Bomza Law Group to determine whether this applies to you.
For further information with respect to US and Canadian immigration or to find out if you or a company employee is eligible for temporary or permanent relocation to Canada or the US, we invite you to contact our experienced immigration lawyers and attorneys by contacting the Bomza Law Group at:
1-800-993-9971 or by clicking here: “Contact Us”.