I was in US for about 2.5 yrs starting May’08 until Jan’ 2011 on H1b with company A.
Company B filed H1b, in Sept'11, valid only till Oct'12 for client X (haven't gone for a stamping with employer B & haven't worked with them yet - so no pay-stubs either). I have not worked with company B as yet, however, now there is a client change & I will be needed to work with client Y (through company B) at a new location.. & so I will need an amended petition before I go for stamping. Meanwhile, Company C is willing to hire me as well.. I would like to keep my options open.... & so wanted to know the options I have 1.a) Company B files an Extension & amendment application for me..? 1.b) Can an extension application be filed given that I am not in US & the original H1 petition was not used at all. 1.c) Does company B need to withdraw the petition they first filed with requirement at client X valid only till Sept'12. 2) Can Company C file for a new H1 application altogether? - I would think I am no longer cap exempt as the H1 visa on my passport expired in Oct'10 & I have been out of US for almost 1 & 1/2 years. 3) Can company C file for a transfer (against the petition with company B valid till Sept'12) when company B has applied for extension & amendment? 4) Can Company C file for a transfer in case company B has applied to withdraw the first petition. [b]Please let me know if you need additional details to be able to answer[/b].. I really need these answers in order to take any decision/action on my case.... Would highly appreciate a quick response.