Hi I was selected by H1B lottery, but it's really pissing me off that Fragomen lawyer didn't inform or ask me, but by default change file my case as consular processing. I definitely prefer to stay in US and smoothly transition to H1B by COS (change of status) from OPT, because the immigration atmosphere is horrible now and there's huge chance my H1B VISA will be checked for long, which may affect my employment.
The fragomen paralegal told me I cannot change it after file. Is that true or just a lie to save them the work? I read I-129 form and it seems we could request amendment. I have plenty of OPT time and it won't be problem even the amend will delay my case, and I'm also willing to pay the fee myself.
So what should I do? thx
Even with COS, your visa can get rejected when you go for your visa interview. Same probabilities apply for CP too.