Hi, I’m currently working in the US on OPT which will expire June 2014. My company filed for my H1B this year but I missed the lottery. In order to avoid the same situation next year and continue working in the US with the same employer what are my options?
An idea I have been thinking about it is this - I know of a non-profit org that would also be willing to file for my H1 next year and since non profits are cap exempt, I’m guessing they would not be subject to the lottery. In the event that my current employer’s petition does not make it to the lottery again next year and I get a receipt number from the non profit’s filing, can I still get my current employer to transfer this H1 from the non profit even before its approved and then have it go through the regular process?