USCIS Says H-1B Visa Holder May Work for More Than One Employer with Approved I-129

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently tweeted that an H-1B visa holder may work for more than one employer provided they have approved I-129 for each employer.

The H-1B visa is the most popular among Indian IT professionals, it allows U.S. companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupation and has an annual numerical cap limit of 65,000 visas each fiscal year.

All the H-1B petitions are approved by the USCIS, which is the U.S. government unit which has the authority to issue H-1B visas.

Form I-129 is the petition for a nonimmigrant worker which is submitted to the USCIS and is used by employer or prospective employers to obtain or amend the details of a worker on a nonimmigrant status. 

Once an employee has obtained the approval of I-129 from each employer they can work with all the employers simultaneously. 

However, this is not a new rule, but very few people know about this.

Sukanya Raman, Immigration Executive

Keywords: H-1B, Visa, I-129, U.S. 


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