Last year, my H1B employer laid me off and withdrew my H1B petition. I then left the U.S. I now found a new employer that filed an H1B petition for me for consular processing. The H1B visa stamp issued through my previous employer has not yet expired. Can I still use that?


Yes, in general, an H1B visa foil (or “stamp”) remains valid, through the expiration date listed on the document. There typically is no need to apply for a new visa based solely on a move to a new employer, even if the prior employer withdrew the earlier petition. (30.Nov.2023)

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