New to the forum and wanted some answers.
Got H1B Visa in 2011 and have had three extensions with approved i140; the priority date is in 2016. Left employer and moved to another country in 2020(last H1 stamped in 2019), and technically may have 2 more years left in the stamped H1.
Applied for B1/B2 while in Canada and have ten-year tourist visa. Last H1 has a stamp on cancelled without prejudice on it while I got my B1/B2 stamp.
- Can I reenter the US as if I have a valid job offer?
- Can my current employee apply for H1 and be cap-exempt?
Thank you in advance for all your help!
Not sure what you mean by this? Enter in B2 status?
Thank you Kalpesh_Dalwadi!
Can I reenter the US as if I have a valid job offer? ← I meant if I find an employer who will sponsor H1 and will get approved I-797.
Could you possibly share any insights on the timeline for obtaining this H1 stamp? I’m curious about how many months it typically might take.
You mean enter on B2, then find employer and have them file a H1B petition? Technically this is possible. Your employer can file H1B petition (with change of status from B2 to H1B) as cap-exempt based on prior approval and use premium processing to get the decision within 15 days.