Thanks for providing this platform for H1B extension/transfer discussion forum, the info is really great!
I have a question about my current situation, hope you can provide your insights:
Currently I have consumed the first 3 years of H1B, and it’s valid to end of Dec 2018;
My current employer has filed the H1B extension before the deadline in normal processing, and the application is in queued pending status;
I recently find another company and they are willing to transfer my H1B;
My questions are: whether new company can file H1B transfer for me? If so, they can transfer in premium processing since it’s open for everyone start from yesterday (3/12/2019)?
If new company file the premium transfer for me(i will still work with my current project), two scenarios:
-denied: since my current employer wouldn’t know about my transfer, i can still work in US legally and wait for my current H1B extension to get approved? The transfer denial to another company will affect current extension approval?
-approved: i can immediately to start work for new company and leave current H1B extension alone? Whether current H1B extension is approved or denied, it will have no effect to my newly transferred H1B?
Or another preferred scenario is: wait till current H1B extension gets approved and then initiate the H1B transfer? Since my H1B extension is in normal processing, I can ask my current employer to upgrade to premium processing (premium processing is open to everyone from 3/12/2019) and get my extension quickly processed?
In summary, i have a great concern that my current H1B extension will have RFE and followups, i do prefer to first choice which ask new company to file H1B transfer at the same time while extension is pending. Can you provide your insights and see which one is the best fit for me currently?
Suggestions are greatly appreciated!