I am on H1B and want to resign asap. Before that I want to file for H1 to H4 COS. 1. Should I wait for USCIS receipt number of COS petition before I submit my resignation? 2. How long does it take typically for receipt number and COS approval? 3. Can I travel to India and be back while COS from H1 to H4 is pending? If yes, what visa will I be coming back on? 4. While COS petition is pending, if I find a new employer, can the new H1B petition be filed immediately or wait till COS is approved? 5. Can I start working for new employer based on receipt number or wait for H1B petition to be approved? 6. Once H1B is approved, should I go out of country and get passport stamped before i start working? 7. What happens to H1B to H4 COS petition when a new H1B petition is filed? Should we withdraw it? Should we notify USCIS that 2 petitions have been filed? 8. I was recommended to file the new H1B as Consular Processing, instead of immediate COS. Is it required to do this? Why or why not?

User's Location: Irvine, Alabama, United States of America

Category: H1B Visa (Work Visa)