Leaving company while h1b is pending

Salesforce YnWP75
Mar 21 4 Comments

I'm currently on opt stem extension but the company is applying for the H1B for me (consular processing). If I'd like to change jobs during this period, can I just not activate my H1B and stay on my opt? I have the TN Visa to fall back on if I don't get it next year

I would not like to wait until October this year to switch

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  • Dropbox systest
    Ok but companies are unwilling to file GC on TN
    Mar 21 1
    • Bloomberg
      YUNOSlayer

      Bloomberg

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      Bloomberg LP
      YUNOSlayermore
      Not true, they do it at Bloomberg all the time.
      Mar 21
  • Bloomberg
    YUNOSlayer

    Bloomberg

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    Bloomberg LP
    YUNOSlayermore
    Even if h1b is approved, if you don’t change status, in this case by going to get the visa stamped, then you’ll remain on your current opt status.
    Mar 21 1
    • Salesforce YnWP75
      OP
      Thanks I was wondering if it will affect next year's h1b?
      Mar 22