I am changing employers. Last date with current employer is 10/18. They will usually raise a revoke request immediately after that.
New employer filed for LCA last week (9/26), but it would have stopped because of govt shut down.
1. Is there any option of filing for transfer, without an LCA? If yes, what could be the negative consequences by doing so during the processing?
2. Are there any other options?
Thanks for your time.
I hope this helps, this is from my lawyer
I am an H-1B employee and my status is expiring soon. My employer is planning to file for an extension for me. Will my extension be affected by the shutdown?
Possibly. Though USCIS will continue to process extensions during the shutdown, your case could be delayed by the suspension of labor condition application (LCA) processing at the Department of Labor. A valid LCA certified by DOL is an essential part of any extension of H-1B, E-3 or H-1B1 nonimmigrant status, but DOL’s LCA operations will be suspended during the shutdown.
If your employer does not have a valid, certified LCA in place for your position and work location, your extension could be delayed. In the past, USCIS has relaxed its rules and accepted H-1B filings without certified LCAs when DOL operations have been suspended or delayed, but it has not yet announced whether it will do so during the present shutdown.