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Curious question: Selected in this year lottery but for “h1b change of status cap subject FY2021”. I was planning to change company if h1b is approved this year(oct 1). Does this email subject line above means that I have to wait until next year October(2021) in order for my h1b to be officially approve and to change company? 😰

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FY2021 starts on October 2020

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Believe Oct 2020 begins the US govt's FY 21, so that explains the wording. I'll defer to others on the employment change.

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For H-1B cap purposes, the Fiscal Year 2021 starts on October 1, 2020 and since your H-1B was a change of status, your non immigrant status will automatically change to H-1B on Oct 1, 2020. If you decide to switch companies after October 1, 2020, your new employer will only file a H-1B Change of Employer petition and there will be no need for you to be entered into an entirely new lottery.

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Thank you!

Do I have to go through the lottery system again once I change to a new company after October 1st,2020? Or any risk to it?

No

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