Leave work temporarily after the 3-year H1B extension (after 6 years) obtained using approved I-140

My 6 years in H1-B are over. However, I have obtained a 3-year extension of my H1-B since I have I-140 approval. If I leave this job temporarily, can I join again after a few months without going through the lottery? Thank you.

United Kingdom: transit Heathrow from the USA UU. to India with an expired H-1B stamp but a valid Canadian visa stamp

My trip is through British Airways from Chicago -> Heathrow -> India and I travel to India to renew my H-1B visa stamp. I leave the same day that I land in Heathrow from the same terminal and my luggage will be billed to my final destination in India.

I understand that I would normally need a Direct Air Traffic Visa (DATV) to transit Heathrow since my H-1B stamp has expired, but I have a valid Canadian visa.

Is it still possible to travel without a transit visa under the Transit without Visa (TWOV) scheme since I have a valid Canadian visa even though I travel from the United States?

Can I apply for a visa to visit Canada in the USA? UU. When my H-1B has expired but I have a valid I-797?

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Reprogramming the appointment of Dropbox H1-B (in India)

I am eligible for Dropbox H1-B in India. However, I will have to reschedule the date I selected on the ustraveldocs website to leave my documents. Is there a way to reschedule my Dropbox appointment? Thanks for your help!

Visas h1b – San Francisco To Hydrabad through Hong Kong with 15 hours of layover, should I submit a pre-arrival registration for a hotel stay in the HKG transit area?

I am an H1b visa holder and work in the USA. UU. Traveling to India through Hong Kong, where there is a 15h stopover. I have seen that there is a pre-arrival record that Indians must pass if they are leaving the HKG transit area. However, I plan to stay at a hotel called "Regal Airport Hotel" that is located within the HKG transit area.

Will I still have to go through the pre-arrival registration? What are my other options? However, I do not plan to leave the transit area.

Thanks for the help!

Indian citizens with US H1B and H4 visas. UU. Will they get the Dubai visa upon arrival?

I checked the UAE government visa site:


In this, visa requirements upon arrival for Indians are mentioned as:

Indian citizens holding a normal passport and either

- a visit visa issued by the USA or
- a green card issued by the USA or
- a residence visa issued by the UK or
- a residence visa issued by the EU

can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days provided that the visas or the green card is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival into the UAE.

He says, have a visiting visa issued by the United States. I have an H1B visa and my wife has an H4 visa. Can we get the arrival visa to Dubai with these visas or not?

Russian citizens: travel to US territories UU. with a valid H1B status but no visa / passport stamp

After some years in the F-1 state (first, as a PhD student, then in my OPT and STEM OPT), I finally acquired an H1B status through my work a few days ago through the status adjustment (without leaving the country).
I would like to travel to a more exotic place than a normal American state and possibly less expensive than Hawaii. However, I know that if I leave the country, I will have to obtain a stamp / visa at the US consulate to return. And I have heard that this process takes weeks and months for Russian citizens (like me) and carries additional risks. Given my limited vacation time, I don't want to leave the United States now. I came up with an idea to go to one of the US territories. UU., P. Puerto Rico, however, I still don't know if I can do it without the need to obtain the H1B visa / stamp in my passport. I have read that I may need my Russian passport to enter Puerto Rico, but I have not yet found information about the return to the continental United States relevant to my case. I even asked a lawyer who works for our company this question and they told me that "traveling in the country" is fine (as if I didn't know) without really telling me explicitly whether to go to Puerto Rico or other US territories. UU. . So, my main question is:

Given my H1B status and Russian citizenship, will I have to obtain a stamp / visa when I return from a United States territory (one of: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) to the continental United States?

I would really appreciate if you could refer to a legitimate document or website that supports your answer, but, of course, general immigration knowledge and life experience would also be very useful.

If someone can recommend me which of those places is more fun to travel, it would also be great;)

Thank you!

transit: enter the UK with an expired H1B visa

I am an Indian citizen residing in the United States. I have an expired H1B visa with an I-797 approved until 2021.

I am planning to travel from the United States to India with a stopover in London (I intend to seal my H1B while I am in India). I have an approved 6-month visitor visa from the United Kingdom.

Would you have trouble boarding the US flight? UU. To London given that I have an expired H1B?

customs and immigration: can I travel back to the US? UU. from the Schengen area within 90 days of the expiration date of my H1B visa?

I obtained the valid Schengen visa from September 7 to October 17.

My H1B visa expires on December 31.

To comply with the rule that my date of departure from the Schengen area must be later than 90 days after the expiration date of my H1B visa, I must return to the US. UU. Before September 30.

But can I travel back to the United States on October 16?

Will there be a problem (immigration in the US or when leaving the Schengen area) even if I have a visa until October 17?

OPTnation – Steps involved in the change of F1 visa status to H1B – Everything else

The trip to prosperity in the United States is full of obstacles and is also long. Even after a student's OPT ends, he or she has sought more options. There are only two options left: return to your home country when your F1 visa expires after the end of the OPT student work or apply for an H-1B visa once you get an employer that is ready to sponsor them.

What are the documents required for the F1 to H1B visa?

Original job offer letter

Work description

Resume copy


Photocopy of your degree

Transcripts of your evaluation and course certificate

Read more: Steps involved in the change of F1 visa status to H1B