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If you are an H-1B visa holder, switching jobs in the US just got tougher

Many workers are ultimately denied an H-1B visa months after they win the lottery, typically on the grounds that their jobs aren't considered "specialty occupations."

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More than half of the H-1B cases nowadays are stalled by 'requests for evidence', or RFEs, a complicated request for additional documents that can take months to resolve and often end in denials.

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It is getting tougher for H-1B visa holders in the US to switch jobs even if the new job is similar to the old and requires the same exact skill sets. 

According to a report in Times of India, the US citizenship and Immigration Services ( USCIS) has denied several applications by the new employer  by citing that the new position does not constitute a 'specialty occupation.' Moreover, if the H-1B holders starts working elsewhere and the transfer is denied, the person could be 'out of status' with a bar on entry into the US for three to ten years,

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 9:48 AM IST

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