OPT to H1B - Change of Status


My OPT expires at October end but my H1 petition was approved with a start date of October 1. My OPT employer is employer A and the petitioner is employer B.

Can I still work with employer A until October end and then start working with employer B ? Is this legally possible ?

Also I am planning to travel next month. Will this affect stamping when I am returning ?

Thank you!

Yes… you can. Since you have OPT validity till the end of Oct.

I dont think so… as you might be going to H1B stamping.

If H-1B was approved w/ COS, it goes into effect from Oct 1. He needs to work on H-1B for B from Oct 1.

If H-1 was approved w/o COS, then he can work for A until Oct 30 and file COS from F-1 to H-1, or enter US on stamped H-1 visa.