I really appreciate this open forum to discuss questions on extremely popular H1B Visa. Below is my question:
I am currently working for Company A and has a valid H1B petition and stamped visa till 2019 from this company. Company A has sent me to the US for around 1 year i.e. Jan 2016 to Feb 2017 then I repatriated since my assignment was over.
Now, I wanted to go to the US again but seems like Company A doesn’t have any opportunity so I am thinking to quit this company and find a new company who can transfer my visa and send me to US. Can someone please advise what could be the best way to deal with this situation.
I believe my visa can be transferred even if Company A revokes my current petition? Please confirm.
I believe the new employer would need to file for a cap exempted petition since I have valid H1B(5 years left). Please confirm.
When can I file for the cap exempted petition? Do I have to wait until April to file for the new petition?
How long will it take to receive the new petition? What is the cost in this entire process?
If I can file this cap-exempted petition at any time in the year then does it make sense to go to the US on a tourist visa and then search for jobs/employer directly there?
Any help on the above points would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!