Second, Part-Time H1B Job?


Recent I was asked the following question:

I work full-time as a software developer in H1b status.  Now a local college has asked me if I can join as an adjunct teacher and teach a computer science class for only 4 hours a week.  It is a government college and is willing to apply H1B.  Can I work/teach part-time in that college?  Is premium processing available?

ANSWER: 

Yes, this should work.  You can have what is called a concurrent H1B visa, i.e. more than H-1B at the same time.  You just need to make sure that the second H1B application clearly indicates that it is a concurrent H1B petition and not a change of employer or replacing your current employment in any way.   Also, you must continue to abide by all the terms of your original H1B.  Premium processing for the teaching job is indeed possible, but prevailing wage determination's and LCA's take time.   As such, you may consider using a private service for your prevailing wage determination, or just use Online Wage Library. 

Click here for more information on the general H1B process.

In fact, technically your second H1B need not be part time.  As long as you abide by the terms of all your H1B visas, you can have as many as you want!  Of course, as a practical matter there are only enough hours in the week to hold maybe two, full-time jobs, and even that would be scrutinized.  Not to mention your friends and family who think you're "loco."  But it is theoretically possible.



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