H-1B确认中签,但突然想换工作怎么办?

April 25, 2019

今年H-1B的抽签已经尘埃落定,移民局的回执函正在陆续的发放中,希望大家都能顺利中签,并早日拿到移民局的Approval Notice。不确定自己是否中签的的申请人可以点击这里了解中签查询的快捷途径。而收到移民局的批准信,成功拿到H-1B签证那一刻,大家也许已经开始计划着开始职业移民绿卡申请;大家也许也会有疑问,是不是这几年内,我都不能换雇主了?今天,我们整理了一些H-1B生效之后更换雇主的问题,来为大家做出解答。

 

1. H-1B生效之后如何更换雇主?

当申请人在A公司的H-1B签证已经获批,并在新财年开始后,想去B公司工作。此时很多人会把这种情况叫做H-1B签证的“Transfer”。但实际上,除了雇员本身,并没有文件从A公司“转移”到B公司,因此在移民法上,我们称其为“Change of Employer”。

 

换雇主需要向移民局递交一份新的申请,若申请人已经在过去六年中参与了抽签并被抽中(即在cap名额之中),则无需参加抽签,可以直接向移民局递交换雇主申请。

 

H-1B Change of Employer申请通常要求提供旧雇主开具的近期工资单,以证明申请人的H-1B已经生效,及申请人在递交H-1B Change of Employer申请之前的合法身份。

 

一般来讲,在收到H-1B Change of Employer申请的Receipt Notice后就可以为新雇主工作,但有一定风险。因为若申请被拒,A雇主又撤销了雇员之前的H-1B,那么此时雇员就失去了合法的身份。如果申请人急需知道审理结果,可以考虑使用移民局的加急处理(Premium Processing)服务,这样15天内即可得知审理结果,方便申请人做好离职和入职的准备。

 

目前,移民局对H-1B Transfer的审理日渐严格,新的申请不会因为此前申请的顺利获批而被自然批准。因此建议H-1B持有者在专业律师的帮助下完成H-1B Transfer,顺利实现职场上的每一次转折和飞跃。

 

2. 若H-1B Transfer被拒了该如何处理?

正常递交的H-1B Transfer被拒,并不会留下黑历史。但若申请中有任何虚假的成分,则另当别论。若H-1B Transfer被拒时申请者仍为A公司工作,那么申请人的身份依旧是有效的H-1B,可继续为A公司工作;新公司还可以重新准备申请包裹再次为申请人递交Transfer申请。若H-1B Transfer被拒,原雇主又已经撤销了之前的H-1B,那么需要在收到Decision Notice后尽快离境。

 

若在离境后,有雇主愿意为申请人递交H-1B申请,也是可行的。申请人只需在新的H-1B批准后,持批准函原件,通过领事馆程序(Consular Processing)进行面签,取得有效的H-1B签证,即可持新的签证返回美国为该雇主工作。类似情况下,只要在申请人首次被抽中的六年内,新的申请不需要再经历抽签环节。

 

3. H4配偶签证该如何申请?

H-1B申请人可以同时为自己的配偶递交H4申请。移民局对此类有附属申请H4的H-1B的审理与对普通H-1B的审理的要求和标准一致。H4的有效性取决于主申请的H-1B的有效性。

 

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