Concurrent H-1B Visa For Moonlighting Physicians

H-1B visas are employer-specific. In other words, doctors on H-1B visas may only work for the employer who sponsored it. In order to moonlight or work for another employer, the doctor must apply for another H-1B visa to be sponsored by a second employer (concurrent H-1B Visa). The duration of the second (concurrent H-1B) can be different from the first and part-time or flexible concurrent employment is supported by the new H-1B visa. Note that the concurrent H-1B may be approved even for an H-1B position subject to the cap even though the original H-1B visa is cap-exempt. This presents a significant advantage for H-1B visa holders who are in the process of completing the waiver service with a visa that is cap exempt. In any event, it is important to note that physicians seeking to moonlight must continue to meet their J-1 visa/national interest waiver service obligations.


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