My current H1B work authorization and project comes to an end by 06/28. I have a full time offer from health care industry. The company has agreed my joining with H1B receipt on June 1st.
My question is as follows.
- Currently my wife and kid are outside USA but will be returning to USA and join me by Memorial Day weekend. Attorney is suggesting to include the H4 petition along with H1 and send them together. Is it a good idea to wait until my dependents arrive in USA and file the petitions together? Or should I request the attorney to proceed with the H1 filing first and based on the receipt received file the H4 dependents petition? Please advise.
- My new employer has given me the joining date as June 1st with H1 receipt. But if I proceed as per point 1 (stated above), I will have to ask them to push my joining date by 3 weeks. Is it something doable to a new employer? Will that leave a bad impression about me with the employer, asking them to push the start date due to H1 filing? Please advise.