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H1b Visa Extension + Amendment

Discussion in 'Nonimmigrant Visa Applications' started by Rean@25, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Rean@25

    Rean@25 New Member

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    Hi,
    My H1B visa expiry date is October 4, 2016. I also want to move to new location, client remains the same.
    My understanding is, my employer has to file for H1B renewal and H1B amendment.

    What's the best way to do it? Can I do premium processing for renewal+ location change application?

    My dependants have not yet travelled to US. Will it be best for them to travel after the processing/re-stamping is done?

    Please advise.
     
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    Greeeeencard Guru

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    "What's the best way to do it? Can I do premium processing for renewal+ location change application?" - Yes.
    "My dependants have not yet travelled to US. Will it be best for them to travel after the processing/re-stamping is done?" - Yes.
     
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  3. Rean@25

    Rean@25 New Member

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    Hi,

    Can we request for h1b extension and h1b change of location in a single application? Or

    Do we need to process the requests separately in 2 different forms?
    Please advise.
     
  5. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    You can and should put them both into one petition.
     
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    Sorry to bother ..I have one more question.
    Once LCA is approved & I receive H1 amendment/renewal receipt(Premium processing), can my dependants travel directly to new location? Will they face problem at port of entry?

    Also, how long will it take for LCA approval?
     
  8. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    LCAs take a week. Once the amendment is on file, your dependents may enter.
     
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    What happens if our H4 dependents travel outside USA, after giving for H4 renewal?
    H1 renewal is in progress, but not approved yet. H4 renewal application is filed as a separate case.

    Will the period of stay be considered as unauthorized stay? Will it impact any future visa application?
     

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