My Current H1 B is valid until May 2013. If my current employer is filing an H1 Extension through regular processing it may take 4-5 months for the decision.
In the mean while is it possible for me to change employer while my H1 extension is in progress? Kindly request you to let me know if there are any risks involved. Thanks for your answer in advance.
Yes, while your current H-1B status is still valid. It doesn't matter if your current employer will also have an application for the extension of the H-1B you currently hold with them.
A petition by your new prospective employer will be accepted and adjudicated on its merits. All you need is to be in valid status when that new H-1B petition will be submitted.
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