H-1B Change of Status vs Consular Option

Facebook bdjh3718
Nov 11, 2018 6 Comments

I’m currently on my OPT, and will participate in my 2nd H-1B lottery in 2019.

But I really don’t like my current company, and plan to jump ship somewhere else during 2019.

So I can either apply for change of status option, then jump ship after Oct 1st if get H-1B.

Or if using consular option, can I transfer my H-1B to new employer if not activated but approved? Anyone does this or know this?

So I’m thinking about which option to choose. If without jumping ship problem, I’ll choose consular option for maximizing OPT time purpose.

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  • Google / Eng Snowflake❄
    So you don’t like FB? Why?
    Nov 11, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Design
      Xygn56

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      Y so
      Nov 11, 2018
  • Microsoft Up yours
    You need to move to H1B visa first before you can start transfer process, so consular notification doesn't help here.
    Source : I am doing the same this year, had an H1B approved from few years back and moving to it now in current company so I can move out
    Nov 11, 2018 2
    • Facebook bdjh3718
      OP
      Thank you! So I guess I’ll have to go with change of status then.
      Nov 11, 2018
    • Microsoft Up yours
      Yeah, it does depends on how soon u want to move out though, if u want asap then change of status would be relatively faster
      Nov 11, 2018
  • Roku strong2
    I consulted an immigration attorney regarding this issue. I agree with Microsoft
    Nov 12, 2018 0

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