My lawyer told me my name was picked in the lottery this year so I’m waiting for the final approval now.
I still have ~3 years of OPT+STEM extension. Should I choose consular processing and change my visa to H1B sometime next year? Since I can save 7% from taxes and use more time from OPT.
If any of you did this already let me know if there were major cons to be aware of.
But if you are confident you won't get unexpectedly laid off sure, consular processing also is more flexible.