H1B Change of Employer Petitions and Bridging


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This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding change of employer petitions and bridging situations.   

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Tip: Multiple filings are not without complications. They can create confusion when trying to track an individual’s status. There are issues with what is known as bridging when there are multiple filings. If one is relying on the filing from Employer B as a bridge in status to carry him/her over to Employer C, the Employer B petition has to be approved in order for the Employer C petition to be approved as an extension of status. Therefore, it is best to get legal advice to determine how to best coordinate these matters. https://www.murthy.com/2017/04/20/h1bs-cannot-be-transferred-misconceptions-around-h1b-employment-change/

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi, My H1B lottery is filed by X consultancy and it got picked up in March 2022 lottery and i797 is approved just yesterday.

I am currently working with Facebook, India who is paying me pretty high. I don't want to join some so called consultancy and loose my current employer just for US opportunity.

Can I ask Facebook to transfer my H1B petition as my i797 is already approved, before even landing to USA, and before even Visa Interview and stamping and before even joining the X consultancy? Please suggest. 

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