Problems for H-1B Workers with Job Site Changes

On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a precedent decision which will significantly impact the immigration compliance practices of many companies. It basically held that if a company wants to employ an H-1B-sponsored employee at a location in a different Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), this would be a material change in the conditions stated in the I-129 petition. Thus the company must file an amended H-1B petition supported by a corresponding Department of Labor-certified Labor Condition Application reflecting the changes before the change of location occurs.

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