I came to US on 28th Sep 2016 , B1 visa through employer A(got 6 months validity at Port of Entry). My H1B petition is filed by employer B and was picked in Apr 2016 lottery,then my H1B petition is approved on 28th Sep 2016(Same day i entered US).
Since i am already in US on B1 visa and had a valid approved H1B petition, can i change my status from B1 from employer A to H1B from employer B and start working on H1B status…?
1.What is the procedure, any criterion ( 60 days of B1 stay in US required…?), Fees and how much time will it takes to convert?
2.If my employer B applies for change of status COS, can i work on COS receipt number before it gets approved ( in 90 days )…?
- If my B1 to H1B conversion rejected by any chance in 3rd month, will my stay become illegal ( if i get to know COS status before my B1 validity expires – 6 months )
Employer B dont have any projects currently and asked me to go back to india in Dec 2016 and get the H1B stamped in Jan 2017 and come back after stamping.
4.Can i change my H1B employer in US directly, as i have an offer from employer C to transfer H1B from Employer B to Employer C. Can my employer C directly file change of status?
5.I dont have H1 copy with me, but i have H1 receipt number, with the receipt number, can i transfer from H1 from Employer B to Employer C?
6.Is this conversion ( Change of status - COS) possible with out any legal issues, futher if i go to stamping in india when i go to india after 1 year?
Please let me know answers to all my above questions, as i am new to US. Thanks.