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A friend who was on H1B did a CoS to B2 to deal with her divorce and health. She’s done and ready to get back to work. If she gets a company willing to transfer her H1B, will she need to leave the country to get the H1B stamp? If the stamp isn’t possible with the latest EO, will she be able to work with just the transferred H1B? Anyone with experience with CoS from B2 to H1B?

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No she won’t. The h1 has to be reactivated. I did the same, stayed in the us on B2, and the new employee reactivated my h-1b. They used premium processing. Stamping can be done later in a better climate.

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Thanks for sharing! Could you also share about your process? When did you apply, how long was it pending until it got approved, and is it just an approval notice received? I wonder if that’s enough to get a B2 stamp if you decide not to be on H1B anymore and would like to leave the US and enter again.

FYI, I got the stamp six months after joining the new firm, in London.

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