does it affect the h1b visa if I had an increase in salary of 9.5%? Do they have to amend the h1b petition? i have the same job title and everything the same. the increase is due to a certification that i passed
Hello,my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions.No, a salary increase is not considered a material change which requires an amended petition or even a new LCA.Judith
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so no need to call the lawyer and say about the increase?
Material changes are a change in location, job duties, job title.You should always inform your lawyer of everything. Send him an email so he can put it in your file.Judith
none of those factors change. it is just a change because of my performance....
My answer does not change.An amended petition is not required.Judith
33 yrs attorney on all nonimmigrant & immigrant visas
if an amended peition is not required, why do I need to inform the lawyer? is it required to have ll these info on file for the extension in the future?
You owe your lawyer full disclosure.And of course he has to know this information for future filings.Judith
will he most likely just put it in the file right? because no filling is required...i just fear that he will want to refile because that way he can charge a fee again. i just do not want to pay again or put my employer at extra expense
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