A reader had submitted a comment concerning the contact form for H-1B visa approval, the proper date of travel to the U.S. and about employers.
I saw many comments in H-1B visa related articles that have similar circumstances.
I have an H-1B Visa but my employer said that they will call me come to the USA for a job in Jan. 2009, so i just want to ask that, if i want to go before Jan 2009 then what would i have to do? and can i work somewhere else until they call me for a job?
Can I go before Jan. 2009?
You will have to get an H-1B visa stamping first and for that you will need to get all the required documents for H-1B stamping from your employer.
This answer is just with respect to traveling to the U.S. with an H-1B visa stamping. But what’s the hurry to come to the U.S.?
Can I work for different employer?
The answer is "Big No." You can work only for your employer who filed your H-1B Visa.
If you want to work for a different employer, then your new employer have to transfer your H-1B Visa.
Right now it’s December and Christmas time is coming up and also the end of the year. Companies typically freeze hiring from November to January.
So I would suggest that you have to follow what your employer says. There is really nothing more you can do about it.
Your employer will know if they have any projects/clients. Just wait for the green signal from them.