H1B Approved - Change of Status in H1B : General Posted October 1, 2014 · Report reply Hello. I am on OPT extension and expires on Dec 31st 2014. I am working for Non Profit Organization which is filing a Non profit H1 now and that effective from Jan 1st 2015, if it gets approved. This H1 is non transferable and doesn't come under quota. I also have approved quota H1b from a different employer, effective date Oct 1st 2014, So I can't use that to work at this Organization. Now the issue is " As I am on OPT and H1 got approved, I came to know that, my status will automatically change from OPT to H1B. So then I can't work for the Organization. I want now Whether I can continue on OPT till Dec 31st 2014 with out changing the status to H1B, So that in the mean time I will get my approved Organization H1B,effective start date Jan 1st 2015. If in case, my status automatically changed to H1B on OCT 1st 2014, Can I changed it back to OPT because I don't want to use that H1B. If it doesn't change back to OPT, then what Can I do to go forward. Could you please suggest me on the above issues. Thank you.