Los Angeles, CA asked in Immigration Law and Securities Law for California

Q: Working with an employer on H1b (work) visa. Not allowed to work with other employers. How can I register as reg. rep?

My H1b work visa does not allow me to work for another employer except for my H1b sponsor employer. If I want to associate with a broker dealer as registered rep what are the options for me without triggering any legal issues on immigration side? Thanks

1 Lawyer Answer
Roger Carl Algase
Roger Carl Algase
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY

A: If the person you want to associate with offers you a job working for him on a salary basis, he can file a "concurrent" H-1B petition so you can work in both jobs at the same time. Or, if you want to leave your current job, he could file an H-1B transfer petition for you. But these strategies would work only if there is a real employer-employee relationship. .

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