H4 - H1B conversion


I was working for a biotech company with a H1B visa and got laid of a month ago. To stay legal, I have filed for a H4 petition on my wife’s H1B and got an acknowledgement. I have a potetial new employer. if they are willing to file a fresh H1B (say premium processing), when will I be able to work for them? Also, as I have worked in an industry, I don’t have to worry about the “head count” for annual H1Bs right?

PS: I have an approved EB2 petition filed on 2011. That would remove the upper limit on my H1B i guess.

Thank you,


Once your new employee H1B visa (Premium processing) USCIS approved date onwards, you can start your work from new company.

Thank you! How long does it take for USCIS to process my app. via premium processing?