Layoff after H-1B Lottery Selection

Question details

Hello Rajiv, I recently got layoff from my employer but I was lucky enough to get selected for the H-1B lottery. The bad thing is that they still haven't submitted my H-1B petition yet. I am wondering if I have an offer from a different/new employer, will they be able to file the H-1B petition for me?

ANSWER

Unfortunately, lottery selection cannot be transferred to another employer. If the H-1B is approved and not withdrawn before October 1, it can be transferred.

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Submitted by HARSH SHARMA (not verified) on Sun, 06/19/2022 - 16:41 Permalink

Hi Rajiv ji, This is Harsh. I work for an employer A on STEM OPT. They registered me for the h1b lottery but it didn't get picked up. But I also had another offer from other employer B they also registered me for the h1b lottery and it got picked up and they have filed my h1b case and it's approved now.

Can I transfer my h1b to employer A now before October 1 ? Please let me know

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