I know this is a complicated question - I will try to explain in detail here.
I (MBA graduate) have a full time job on OPT and my employer (Employer A) is going to file H1B visa on April 1st 2013 as a Business Analyst).
I am still trying to find a job ( that I want - Market Research Analyst). So I am trying to find out how early or late can Employer B file for my H1B visa or H1B transfer (dont know what would it be). My OPT expires in July 2013 ( I am already aware about the extension during visa procedure).
So assuming by May 1st week ( with premium processing) I get my approved H1B visa receipt for ( Employer A). If around that same time ( April - June) I find employer B who is willing to sponsor visa, will he be applying for a new visa? or will it be called as a transfer?
If its a new visa, will the quota has to be open for me to apply. ( meaning USCIS should be still accepting H1 B applications) ? When will I be able to start working with Employer B? But then I will have two visas and how will USCIS handle this? ( I already know I can work only for one employer at a time on H1B)
If its a transfer, then when will i be able to start working for employer B? Or will I have to wait till Oct 1st to get my visa stamped and then file for H1 transfer from employer B to work with them?
And will my job position make a difference in the change of employers to USCIS - one is Business Analyst and other would be Market Research Analyst.
Hoping some expert/ immigration lawyer can answer such a complicated questions with the perfect answer.
Thanks you in advance for answering.