H-1B transfer before activation

Facebook / Engncdjsj
Feb 9 8 Comments

Is it possible to transfer an H-1B to another company without activating/changing to H-1B status?

e.g. Someone is currently on OPT, and has been selected in H-1B lottery with consular option, now wants to transfer to another company before Oct 1st, is there a way to keep that H-1B?


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TOP 8 Comments
  • LinkedIn eyePhone
    Don't listen to theoritical suggestions. A friend tried to transfer like this and his transfer got rejected.

    Listen to your immigration attorney or consult another one for god's sake!
    Feb 90
  • Broadcom Ltd. honestkid
    You have nothing to loose if transfer gets rejected. You still have H1
    Feb 92
  • Bloomberg VyXm11
    Yes they do it on approval notice
    Feb 92
    • Facebook / Engncdjsj
      So once it’s approved, the new company can initiate the transfer process?

      My immigration attorney told me its high risk and will likely get rejected, is it true?
      Feb 9
    • Bloomberg VyXm11
      No..every h1b transfer is a new h1b petition.so unless your new job profile is different from your current one it will be mostly approved
      Feb 9
  • Don't do it. My attorney asked me to wait until I got my H1 stamped.
    Feb 90

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