F1 STEM-OPT to cap-exempt H1B

Hi Everyone,

I'm currently on STEM-OPT and planning to change my employer to a non-profit org and they can potentially keep me on J1 or H1. I personally would not like to be on J1 due to the 2yr home country rule.

I would like to know what is the process like for change of status from F1 to H1B cap exempt? How long is the general processing time and how soon can I start working after my petition is filed? Do I have to wait until I get a new EAD?

Also, in the rare case that they deny my petition will my F1 be still valid or will I forfeit that visa?

Thank you

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