H1B and contracting works

Old Feb 7th 2001, 4:59 pm
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While one is working full-time on H1B, can he take up additional contracting works
(by setting up a company) with various parties without having additional H1B's for
these works ?

Any precaution he needs to take ?

Old Feb 11th 2001, 4:18 pm
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No. You can, however, start your own company and have that company sponsor you for an
H-1B. As long as your contracts are all in the field that this H-1B covers, and in the
same geographic area, you can do it.

Do be sure to use an attorney; such self-sponsored H-1Bs are scrutinized closely by INS.


>While one is working full-time on H1B, can he take up additional contracting works
>(by setting up a company) with various parties without having additional H1B's for
>these works ?
>Any precaution he needs to take ?

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with a
professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
(Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in

For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see

For non-official information, check:

(When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not know
all site operators.)

http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com

This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of the
Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them, and
typically don't even know them.

(if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
here, please e-mail me).

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