It's been one year working for an automotive company (not uber), they had laid me off due to budget issues in our project and my H1 got approved and would be in effect from Oct 1.
I need to get a job before Oct 1 or my H1 would be revoked on Oct 4 is what my company had told me. I am currently on my notice period and I only have 18 days to get a job. How does the H1 transfer work exactly ? I am looking for a consultancy at the moment, since they give options for jobs quick. Also looking for FTs passively at the same time.
If I get a job, I would file for H1 transfer and my new employer would be waiting until my H1 transfer is approved ? Or I'd be free to work under my new employer ?
If I don't get a job, my H1 would be revoked and I would go back to the OPT 90 day period right ?
PS. Let me know if there are any openings for automotive embedded software engineers for entry levels
Another safer solution is as mentioned earlier to withdraw the notice and go back to OPT status, which if you can make it in time, your extension should still work, which get you three month buffer. But the cons is that once you find a new job you will need to go through the h1 lottery again. Though nowadays it is much easier to get picked up if you have a master degree.
Choice is yours, but you definitely get some options.