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a) What is the generic reason for Amendment ?
There is no generic reason for Amendment.
An Amendment needs to be filed for any petition where there has been a material change. Material change most often occurs when there is a change in location which is when you are assigned to work in an area outside the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of the original Labor Condition Application.
b) Can I withdraw the case once it goes to RFE?
Yes, you would have to immediately return to the original client or at minimum the original MSA.
c) If Amendment got denied , will my old petition is still valid or is it invalid?
Yes, the original petition is not revoked with a denial of an amendment.
d) Can I transfer my visa while amendment is in process?
If your I-94 is still valid and you have evidence of your employer filing the amendment prior to your going on the payroll at the new location, yes, a petition for change of employer can be filed.
You are still in valid H1B status as long as you have payroll history and proof of the amendment being filed before you began employment in the new location.
You should have a paper trail to prove this easily enough.
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