Is it advisable to travel while an H1B transfer is pending?


Generally, it is not recommended to travel while an H1B change of employer (commonly referred to as a “transfer”) is pending. Technically, if you have a valid unexpired H1B visa “stamp” from Company A, there is a USCIS memo that says that, with the visa stamp, previous approval notice, and the receipt notice for Company B’s H1B transfer, travel generally is permitted. However, given the increased issues at various ports of entry, this can be very risky. In addition, traveling while the company B petition is still pending will result in two different I-94 numbers, which can create additional confusion for future petitions. (22.Oct.2018)

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