Q: What are the consequences of changing my employer with a pending / approved H1B petition?
I am an international student on F1 visa and I will be starting my OPT on 1st July, 2016.
I have an offer from company A and they are keen to apply for my H1B visa this April. However, suppose I get an offer from company B in the next few months and my H1B petition with company A gets approved, I wanted to know if I would be able to transfer H1B from company A to company B? In case company A is unwilling to transfer the H1B to company B, would it be possible to start my employment with company B on OPT?
Yes you may be able to transfer the H1B, if company B agrees to file your H1B as well. Although it might be a bit too early to file it because you would not have three or more payslips to attach. And yes you can work on OPT for company B if company A does not work out. All the best.
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