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H1B visa allows multiple employment opportunities
HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 15 December 2017

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This non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

It’s great news for Indian IT professionals. Those who get an H1B Visa to the US can now work for more than one company.

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency which receives and determines the successful applications for H1B visas, tweeted “In general, H1B workers may work for more than one employer but must have approved I-129 for each.”

Form I-129 is submitted for a non-immigrant worker to the USCIS used by employers or prospective employers to obtain (or amend the details of) a worker on a non-immigrant visa status.

The H1B visa has an annual numerical limit cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. The first 20,000 petitions filed on behalf of beneficiaries with a US master’s degree or higher are exempt from the cap.

Additionally, H1B workers who are petitioned for or employed at an institution of higher education or its affiliated or related nonprofit entities, a nonprofit research organisation or a government research organization, are not subject to this numerical cap.

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