My registration was selected in the third lottery. However, I am now working for a different company on OPT, and I do not wish to go back to my old employer. Can I stay on OPT? Will this have any negative impact on me if I apply for the lottery again next year with my current employer?


Generally speaking, it is possible to remain on OPT rather than apply for a change to H1B with the previous employer. Typically, this would not have a negative impact on the individual. (02.Dec.2021)

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