I have my H1 approved and stamped but was planning to enter the US in a couple of months. Suppose I get laid off during those months, are there any potential risks involved in transferring it to another employer? Since I already have my stamp, I’m guessing that shouldn’t be the case? Or do I have to enter the US to “activate it” and collect pay slips before being able to transfer? I’m currently on US payroll but working from outside the US.
In my scenario, is it advisable to enter the US and “activate” my h1b as soon as possible or is there no need for that? Or will I be able to transfer without even being on US soil for 1 day?