I am working in H1B status for Employer A. Employer B filed a change-of-employer petition for me, which was approved. When I went to give my two-week notice to Employer A, however, they offered me a raise and some additional benefits, so I decided to stay in my current job. Are there any immigration complications created by not joining Employer B?


No. From the H1B worker’s perspective, there generally is no immigration harm in failing to join the new employer. Employer B has certain obligations (e.g., withdrawing the approved petition when the worker fails to join the company). But, regardless of whether Employer B takes care of its responsibilities, this normally should not impact the H1B worker. (04.Jan.2024)

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