Is an H1B amendment needed if the work location is moved to a different city within the same county listed on existing LCA and petition?


The amendment for location change is not needed if the relocation is within the same Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) covered by the LCA. The MSAs are often fairly large geographic areas, but it is necessary to check the new location. Similarly, if the location is “within normal commuting distance,” the move to a new location would not necessitate an H1B amendment.

Keep in mind, however, that amendments are not just needed for location changes – if there is a material change in the job, which often occurs when moving to a new project, an amendment would typically be needed. (13.Jul.2015)

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