Layoff before h1b kickoff, currently in stem opt

Amazon BAnX84
May 30 15 Comments

I am in F1 Stem OPT which will expire on July, 2020.

My H1b was applied in this year in change of status (COS) and it picked up in lottery. 

My company A is laying me off at end of June, 2019 who applied my H1b. I am interviewing other companies.

As I have to leave company A and H1b cannot be transferred if I am not in H1b, will there be any value of this H1b picked up? As I need to be in company A at least till October 1, 2019 before transferring this to another company. If there is no value of this H1b, then should not I tell company A to cancel my H1b petition? 

 If I join company B with stem opt ead and H1b was not cancelled, what happens in October 1? Will I still continue with Stem opt or my H1b will automatically be started on October 1 with company B? (H1b was applied in CoS).

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Informatica / Eng venblind
    Don’t withdraw your petition with company A. Make it premium and get approval. Request company A not to withdraw your petition. Move to a different company on opt and initiate h1b transfer
    May 30 3
    • Amazon BAnX84
      OP
      One company where I interviewed told me that

      H1b transfer will be rejected. As I must need to be in H1b to initiate transfer process

      and I need at least 2 paystub from company A, after

      my H1b trigerrs (October 1) to apply for transfer.

      Otherwise, my H1b transfer will be rejected.
      May 30
    • Informatica / Eng venblind
      That’s what lot of people think. With your h1b approval, your COS is approved. If your case is strong you can do it before October. My friend did it last year and got approved. The paycheck thing is BS. What about people applying from foreign countries directly without any paystubs on H1B? Also company B can file transfer and submit your opt paystubs with them. Tell them to try and it may be approved. If you don’t what is the chance of your lottery next year!
      May 30
    • Amazon BAnX84
      OP
      Informatica, yesterday I talked with HR of another company who said I must need to be at company A till October, then other company can apply for transfer. Otherwise, transfer application will be definitely rejected.
      Jun 1
  • Oracle hip87
    Can you ask Company A to keep you on payroll until the end of September instead of severance package?
    May 31 2
    • Amazon BAnX84
      OP
      Asked. They will not do that.
      May 31
    • Informatica / Eng venblind
      That will be a legal issue
      May 31
  • New
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    _PhDmore
    Wait is the A, Amazon that is laying off?
    May 30 2
    • Workday / Product str
      That’s what Blind suggests. 🤷‍♂️
      May 30
    • New
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      _PhDmore
      What do you mean?
      May 30
  • Microsoft
    life work

    Microsoft

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    Hi
    life work more
    Amazon is laying
    Off people ?
    May 30 1
    • Workday / Product str
      Maybe I should not return those defective headphones now.
      May 30
  • Workday / Product str
    It shows that the op works at Amazon.
    May 30 1
    • New
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      _PhDmore
      Don't go by Tag. I just don't bother to update in mine for example.
      May 30
  • Apple industry
    OP what company are you working at?
    May 30 0

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