Can I change my H1B employer now? Urgent


Recommended Posts

I had asked similar question earlier in another thread but as I was asking many questions together, I never got an answer for the question below.

HI All

I recently filed for my H1B Extension (2nd extension). I received an RFE regarding H1B amendments

Going by the feedback I have received till now, I dont think any response to RFE has much chance of getting approved. Below I just want to know with my details

1) Can I change my employer and file a new H1B through them.

  • Arrived in US: May 2007
  • First H1B expired - Sept 27 2009, Extension filed and received (Total time on 1st H1B - 2 years 5 months)
  • 2nd H1B Expired – Sept 27 2012, Extension filed and RFE received. (Total time on 2nd H1B - 3 years)
  • Total time on H1B : 5 years 5 Months
  • I-140 approved: June 25, 2012.
  • Currently working under 240 day rule

2) If yes, should it be done before responding to RFE or if/when I get a denial.

Quick response would be highly appreciated



Link to comment

Pantevecchio and Luck2u , Thanks for your reply.

As I am only targeting MNC's or Big Consulting companies who have a good track record of H1B approvals, hopefully CP will go smoothly too, if it comes to that.

I would actually use this opportunity to ask about main problem. I have asked this in another thread but havent got much detailed info. Maybe you guys can shed some light into it.

I recently filed for my H1B Extension (2nd extension). I received an RFE asking among other things for my employer to "submit evidence that you have filed an amended petition for change in work locations as well as evidence that you received a certified LCA for these work locations. This should include project 1, project 2 and project 3. ....."

My employer never filed for amendments so we dont have any proof to submit.

My questions (s) What should be the approach here? What are the chances for any explanation to get accepted.

I am panning to talk to a lawyer and would help if you guys can point to what kind of questions I should ask?

Thanks Again

Link to comment


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.