H1 Approved and Laid off in Stem OPT

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It is not possible to file a transfer since a) you have not started working on the H1 for the original employer and b) the H1 is withdrawn.

A new employer can file a new H1 in next year's quota.

For how long was your OPT? If it is valid past Oct. 1 you need to talk with your DSO ASAP to make sure it continues past Oct. 1.

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I'm in the exact same situation, my H1B was approved and i was laid-off. My employer has sent a letter to USCIS to withdraw my petition(i have the letter with me), but they haven't heard back from USCIS so far. My previous company's attorney informed me that it might take almost 6 months to receive it and sometimes they might not send it at all. Did your attorney or employer receive confirmation that your petition has been withdrawn? If yes, can you please let me know how long it took?

Thank You

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