When to File New or Amended H-1B After a Change in Job Location

On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) of USCIS issued a precedent decision which held that changes in an H-1B employee’s place of employment, to a geographical area not covered by the original labor condition application (LCA), is a material change in the terms and conditions of employment and therefore requires the employer to file an amended H-1B petition by August 19, 2015.

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