What to do if I’m not a US citizen and I want to move to the US to work?

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What to do if I’m not a US citizen and I want to move to the US to work?

I’m currently holding a B2 Visa and have been to the US twice before. I’m a computer engineer with 3 years of professional experience and looking for a H1B sponsorship. My options now are to come to the US with B2 visa then look for job

Asked on May 20, 2015 under Immigration Law, California

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SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, that is basically what your options are for now given that the H-1B is subject to an annual quota and the quota for the upcoming year has already been filled (lottery system the past few years).  The earliest that a new H-1B could be filed on your behalf would be April 1, 2016 with a start date of employment of no earlier than October 1, 2016, which is when the following fiscal year would commence, with its annual quota.


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