How soon can I file for an H-1B transfer after joining, and do I need the employer's permission?

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Q1. After the H-1B COS is approved, how long will I need to work with my current employer before I can file H-1B transfer?
Q2. Do I need permission from my current employer for H-1B transfer?

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1. There is no law that requires you to wait a certain number of days before you can apply for a transfer.

2. You can change employers without the first employer's permission. There is absolutely no issue.


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