Can I move to new company with H1b petition receipt number

OpenText someguy*
Sep 8, 2018 9 Comments

I got a very good offer from another company at a very good location. I'm a full time employee at my current company as well. Seems like I had to go with regular H1B Transfer process (as premium is suspended).
How long will it take for LCA to process at current speed?
How long will it take to get a receipt number once H1B transfer is filed?
Is it okay to move to this new exciting company once I get the receipt number or is it better to wait for the H1b Transfer to get approved?


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TOP 9 Comments
  • Don’t do any further step, until you are 1000000% sure!
    These days, with the current political wave you should not take risks with H1B visas !!!

    Last time I checked, there were big queues for LCA approvals!

    Stay hired !
    Sep 8, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng

      Amazon Eng

      Sabre Corporation
      Okay.... Getting the i797a is 100% assurance that the petition is approved.

      What pushes the assurance by 10000 times?
      Sep 8, 2018
  • Amazon Inductor
    Better wait, what if transfer got rejected?
    Sep 8, 2018 1
    • He’ll have to go back to his home country
      Sep 9, 2018
  • Yes, wait for the approval. Do not even think of taking any chances
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • LeanTaaS desi-giri
    Yes, you can less H1B to worry about
    Sep 8, 2018 2
    • eBay MThN61
      You must be an h1b yourself.
      Sep 8, 2018
    • LeanTaaS desi-giri
      Hope OP would understand my response and act accordingly
      Sep 8, 2018
  • F5 Networks / Eng cardib
    [Blind] Check out this post! Immigration 101 (Work VISA)
    Sep 8, 2018 0