Does the executive order apply to H1B transfers or amendments?


This order does not apply to people who are physically in the United States as of June 24, 2020. Assuming you are in the U.S., the executive order does not have any impact on your status in the U.S. If you are not in the U.S., it appears the executive order should not impact the filing of the H1B change of employer (i.e., “transfer”) or filing the H1B amendment. But, unless you are exempt from the executive order (e.g., you have a valid H1B visa “stamp” in your passport or your work is deemed in the national interest as a physician helping to fight against Covid-19) you will not be able to apply for and obtain the H1B visa stamp from a U.S. consular post abroad and hence cannot be readmitted to the U.S. in H1B status at least until January 1, 2021. (23.Jun.2020, updated for clarification)

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