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    Hi Desiopt,

    I am on OPT and it will expire in few months but still I was not able to find a job.I am thinking to change my employer as he was unable to find me a job and giving me a hard time but, I am bearing them because I have already applied for OPT extension with this employer. My OPT extension docs haven't reached USCIS, they are in my university for review before sending it to the USCIS. Can I change the employer now?. should I wait till I get my extension approved. What should I do if I want to move to the new consultancy?. Also, can anyone recommend good New Jersey based consultancies?

    Thanks in advance!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by divya View Post
      Also, can anyone recommend good New Jersey based consultancies?
      Thanks in advance!
      Regarding finding Employer:
      DesiOPT is a Jobsite that connects Students to Employers.
      1. Firstly we suggest reading this article- 'Choosing Employer'.
      2. You can explore opportunities listed on DesiOPT at this link:
      There are 5700+ CPT/OPT jobs posted: We suggest you to shortlist Employers and talk to employers directly (both Corporate and Consulting) as this will help you to make informed decision.
      3.Once you shortlist Employers, visit and check for Employer sponsorship details (Visas Filed, Denial Rate,Withdarwal, Average Salary).
      4.Got an Offer, should I accept: Before considering any Employer, Job seekers should do research based on above tips, MyVisaJobs Sponsorship history, Employers Terms and Conditions, GlassDoor and other sites.
      P.S. You can sign up as job seeker at this link


      • #4
        1 you can..
        2 amend petition..if you did not send it out then change it to new employer ..


        • #5
          Can the student change employers while the 17-month extension application is pending?

          Yes. However, if the 17-month extension period has started, the employer must also be an E-Verify employer. The student must report the change in employment to his or her DSO. The DSO must update the student’s employer information in SEVIS and the student should submit an amended Form I-765 to the appropriate USCIS Service Center, providing the new employer’s E-Verify number and a copy of the USCIS receipt notice for the first Form I-765. A brief letter explaining the submission should also be included. There is no fee associated with submitting the amended Form I-765.

          Source: (8.4.3)