Say for this scenario, I’m on OPT right now, if I’m selected in 2019 H-1B lottery with consular option, then I’ve got a better offer in June or July, and I’ve jumped ship to another company before Oct 1st.
1. Will my H-1B automatically be void? I’ve heard its impossible to transfer a non-activated H-1B.
2. If I want to apply for H-1B in 2020, do I need to hit lottery once again, or just directly apply for a new H-1B because of “you only need to hit lottery once in a lifetime” rule?
2) since you didn't activate your H1b, you don't have anything that passed the lottery. So you'd have to redo the lottery process in 2020 to get another valid H1b which will get activated in October 2020 if you get through the process.