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    Hi all. I am currently working on OPT for company A, who filed for my H-1B this year and it was approved. My questions are:
    1. Can I change my employer to company B before October, 2014. (can I transfer my H-1B)
    2. If yes, please tell me the procedure.
    3. If yes, is it safe to do so.
    4. If no, when is the good time to get my H-1B transferred to company B.
    5. Also, my OPT will be expired by mid June,2014 and I applied for OPT extension which is still in 'Initial Review'. I think I will have 180 days period from the date I applied for OPT extension to be in status. Please correct me if I am wrong
    6. If the processing time on my OPT extension goes beyond what is expected, can I apply for CAP-GAP. Can you tell me if I can apply for cap gap after applying for OPT extension, which is still under review.

    Thank you in advance.

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      • #4
        1 yes
        2 do the h1 transfer first then change .. If u r old company revokes ur h1 before transfer and oct1 then u have to apply new h1 next yr ..
        3 depends ..
        4 i prefer to do it after oct 1


        • #5
          5 yes
          6 yes


          • #6
            I have extra question; how long it will take to transfer H1b from company A to company B, if i start process on Oct 1st?. Thank you.