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H1B Visa Discussion Forum : Change Status to H1B Visa : quitting job on opt extension with h1-b approved
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quitting job on opt extension with h1-b approved

Posted: 13 June 2014 - 03:57 PM
Hello, I am currently on OPT-Extension. I have got H1-B approved. OPT-Extension ends in July-14. H1-B starts on OCT -14. F1-Visa on passport expires on Aug-14.
Here is my situation;
Ever since my H1-B process my employer is very angry and irritated at me, if I do small mistakes .He paid a lot of money and he is unhappy for that. I guess he did not know that H1-B was costly (Also, usually people say it costs 5000-6000$ for whole H1-B. But our company lawyer charged triple 15000$. I guess our company lawyer took advantage of my employer.). So he is unhappy that he shelled out lots of money. The job is getting on my nerves. I tried to remain calm and keep working but its bothering me so much. Getting emotionally drained and losing confidence and constant frustration.

So if i quit job without a job at hand what are my consequences?(Not the best idea in the world, i know, trust me).

what if he fires me? what then?

if i quit, can he stop me by some lawyer notice, etc?can he revoke my h1-b?

if i find another job, and while the h1-b transfer is in progress can he find out that h1-b transfer is in progress and revoke my current

Basically, give me options to continue working(I am looking for a new job on sidelines already).

Really looking for help.
Posted: 13 June 2014 - 05:17 PM
First, your employer really got ripped off by paying 15k for a lawyers services.

A good lawyer normally only charges around 2k for providing their services (a cheap lawyer might do it for around 1k)

If you already have a valid H1B then the best option is to find another job with another company that is willing to 'transfer' your visa.

The new employer would file a transfer, and once issued the receipt notice by the USCIS (normally within about a week or so) - you can start work for them.

I hope everything works out well for you and you end up in a job that you enjoy!!
Posted: 13 June 2014 - 05:19 PM
PS. your current employer never needs to know if another new employer files a transfer for you. They will not find out if you don't tell them.
Posted: 13 June 2014 - 10:13 PM
@pete. Thanks
So I was looking at your reply .

I want to state once more that my H1-B has NOT STARTED YET.

I am still on OPT-Extension which ends July-2014. Can the new prospective employer "transfer" my H1 without my current H1 actually starting? Because it starts in October-2014.

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