Haverhill, MA asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Massachusetts

Q: Question on DUI consequences to H1

Hi,

I am in H1B visa. 2 weeks back I was arrested for DUI with no accidents. My attorney had recommended me for CWOF and I am currently in probation.

This week, I got an offer from a company and it's my dream job too. So If I change the company and the new company apply for H1B petition (aka Transfer), will DUI causes any issues for the H1B petition approval? Please advise. I am confused whether to accept the new offer or not.

Just FYI, I have my H1B petition approved with my current employer until Sep 2019. So new petition with new employer will cause any issue?

Thanks,

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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A: Any violation of the law is a violation of the terms of your visa. A DUI is considered a serious misdemeanor and there is a possibility that your visa will not be renewed.

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