Hi, I am in the process of switching between employers. My new employer filed a H1B transfer petition under premium processing recently. However, I was outside the US when the petition was filed. After the petition was filed, I returned to the US with the original employer's 797. I am still employed with the original employer. (a) Assuming the transfer petition is approved, would I need to go through consular processing and receive a new visa stamp prior to joining the new employer? (b) I don't know whether the H1B transfer petition was filed as consular processing or not. What is the impact for me in either case? Thank you!

User's Location: New York, New York, United States of America

Category: H1B Visa (Work Visa)