Changing jobs while waiting for H1B lottery result

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Cygi30

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May 23 7 Comments

(Posting on behalf of a friend)
Hello,
I graduated this May'19 and have an offer from PayPal who filed my H1B. Recently, I received a better offer from Amazon. I am currently confused which company to join as I did not get my H1B result yet. I believe that, if it gets picked I might have to join PayPal to maintain my H1B status(not sure about this).

I have two options right now.
1. Join PayPal as of now and resign immediately (~approx 30 days) as soon as I get the H1B result.
2. Renege my PayPal offer and join Amazon directly.

I wanted to know what could be the repercussions in my situation.

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  • Symantec codedoctor
    Your status changes to h1b on October 1st anyway. So even if you get picked and your H1B is approved, my understanding is that you cannot shift until October.
    May 23 2
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      Cygi30

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      Are you sure abt this? My understanding was that if the current company does not revoke the h1b, change of status could be applied by any other employer if the lottery is already cleared.
      May 23
    • Symantec codedoctor
      Well if you move to a different location/different company your current application becomes void. If you get an approval say sometime next month you cannot apply for a h1b transfer untill October 1st cause well your not on H1B until October 1st. If you get an approval and then leave the company before October 1st then your current employer will revoke your H1B. I think given your situation, it's safe to wait for couple of weeks more and then take a call.
      May 23
  • eBay rfJq65
    Renege. If you don't know lottery result now, it means you are not selected.
    May 23 2
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      Cygi30

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      I want to...but one of my friend got h1b selection result yesterday.
      What if the same thing happens?
      May 23
    • eBay rfJq65
      No. That's rare case
      May 23
  • Google printasap
    I think H1 for this year is done. If one hasn't got any news till now, probably not happening this year.
    May 23 0

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