Presently I’m on H1B Visa. My visa will expire in few months,I spoke to other employer who is willing to transfer my H1B.My question is – Since the rules for H1B are getting tough, I wanted to know is H1B Transfer and H1B Extension both follow the same process.
Is H1B Extension process easy than H1B Transfer?
Is it the right time to transfer my H1B or better to stick to my present employer and apply for H1B extension.
Interesting set of questions. People change jobs to get better job or get higher salary. Your question looks like you want to change job for H1B extension.
If your plan to transfer to legitimate company, you don’t have to worry about H1B transfer or extension. You have to worry if your transfer is to some small time consulting company.
Lets assume, your H1B is issued for 3 years and you are towards the end of the first 3 years of H1B approval. When you find new job and transfer your H1B, attorney will request H1B transfer and H1B extension. I believe USCIS will provide extension to maximum period of 3 years. You would have to check with your attorney about additional details.