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Kindly remember that I do not get a salary here. Your positive rating is the only way I am rewarded for doing my job. So please do not forget to give me 3 or more stars, or any smiling faces, before leaving the site today.During this process, please remember that I do not work for the government. My job is to be honest with you about your situation, and sometimes that means I have to deliver bad news. I know a negative outcome might create negative feelings for you, but those feelings should be directed to the US laws, not me. So please do not give me a negative rating for a answer you did not expect or like. Thank you for your understanding.ANSWER: So there is a big problem then, which is the gap between january 22 and March 8. If you cannot show that you were in lawful status - working and getting paid - ip until the date of filing of the extension (there is no such thing under the law as H1B "transfer," it is an "extension" with a new employer), then you are not in any lawful status from which to extend (change employers). Eventually, this will be discovered and you will e asked to leave the US and come back in with a valid visa.It is quite possible that the H1B petition for the job is approved, but the extension of status from inside the US very likely will not be. So you might get an approval of the H1B petition, but will have to leave the US and come back again to get a valid I-94
to be in lawful H1B status.If you had filed on or before your last day of work with A, then you would have currently been in what is called "authorized stay" while awaiting the processing of the new H1B. But as it stands, that is not the case, since you had a lapse in lawful status.I hope I have answered your questions. I aim to give you excellent service, even if the outcome is not what you wanted. So I am happy to answer any related follow-up questions you might have, at no additional charge.And if you want to talk on the phone for 30 minutes, I can send you an offer for that.Once you have received an answer, please leave a positive rating by choosing on the 3, 4 or 5 stars so I get credit for doing my job.A BONUS is also appreciated, if you feel I've earned it.And if you have questions in the future, write FOR JAMES in the question and I will be your personal Expert in this category.Thank you!