Alpharetta, GA asked in Immigration Law for Georgia

Q: I am currently employed as a teacher under a j1 visa (expiration Feb 2019) My current employer can't sponsor H1B.

I already had a couple of H1B visas, I left the US soil for 5 years on an unfinished one (exp. was 2012 I left in 2011). I came back in 2016 under a J1. My question is: Can I get an H1B sponsor somewhere else and will I be cap exempt? The employer I wanna get a sponsor from is my former employer a Charter school affiliated with a University. How long do I have to find another H1B sponsor?

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Myron Morales
Myron Morales
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX

A: You can look for and be sponsored for an H-1B elsewhere. Whether it will be a cap exempt will depend upon the employer and how well documented is its affiliation. You also need to consider whether you need a J-1 waiver.

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