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Academich1

H1 transfer from Company X to company Y

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Hi,

I used to work for a Client A through company X, I had some issue with that company and left both Client A and COmpany X . Company X was holding my H1 VIsa... I found a new client and and new Company Y. Company Y filed my H1 transfer in Dec(beginning) ...I have the reciept number .. can I work for the current company(Y)? without having the H1 transfer completely(In review). ?

Thank you in Advance

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Yes, you can under AC-21 portability. I'm assuming that you were in valid status (i.e. getting paid regularly) when Y filed for change of employer.

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You may find the following link useful in determining if you are eligible to start working for your new employer prior to approval of the H1B petition: http://www.murthy.com/news/n_h1pop2.html.

If you would like to discuss your specific circumstances in more detail it is advisable to speak directly with a qualified U.S. immigration attorney. The Murthy Law Firm has a very well-regarded H1B Department with extensive experience who would be able to provide you with excellent assistance. Please feel free to call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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