Can I leave a company after they have filled my H1B

Apr 16, 2019 10 Comments

Can I leave a company after they have filed for my H1B petition to join another company on my F1 OPT visa status? Provided I ask my current employer to withdraw my H1B petition from USCIS. Would my status then remain as F1 until the new company applies for my H1B again the next year?

If yes, what are the concerns I should keep in mind, and things I need to track?

Thanks a lot.

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  • Microsoft / Eng
    Blissey

    Microsoft Eng

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    Blisseymore
    I heard the h1b limit for 2020 is already filled. Did you win the h1b lottery?
    Apr 17, 2019 7
    • VMware / Eng
      PJLD43

      VMware Eng

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      PJLD43more
      Wait for the h1b result. It usually arrives in 15 days.
      Apr 17, 2019
    • VMware / Eng
      PJLD43

      VMware Eng

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      Sr MTS.
      PJLD43more
      If they filed it premium for you of course.
      Apr 17, 2019
  • New / Eng cousin
    It’s a lottery. You want to apply as many times as possible before OPT runs out so I wouldn’t leave before you apply and get the results.
    Apr 17, 2019 0
  • Postmates setamtsoP
    Why not just wait for result and if selected then transfer it in October
    Apr 17, 2019 0

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