All of my flying licenses are FAA-based, ranging from PPL to IFR, CPL, and even a frozen ATPL. I acquired these licenses in Nepal, where I accumulated my 1500 flight hours as a first officer. In Nepal, the requirement is 250 hours and a frozen ATPL to serve as a first officer, allowing me to bypass becoming a CFI and gain experience in jet aircraft.
I am soon planning to come to the USA to obtain my unrestricted ATP license. However, I no longer wish to work in Nepal and would prefer to pursue opportunities in the USA. My logbooks are meticulously maintained, and I possess a valid work permit that allows me to work legally in the US.
Nevertheless, I have heard that American airlines may still require pilots to accumulate flight hours within their airspace, and they might not readily consider the hours earned in a different country under a different license.
I find myself in a state of confusion as I'm unsure whether this information is true or merely a rumor.