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I was approved for H-1B visa, but never activated it because I have never been offered, can I still transfer to new employer?

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asked Sep 8 in H1B: Transfers by anonymous
Hi,

On April 2015 my new employer's petition filed for me was approved for software developer position in California. Unfortunately due to some reasons not related to me, I was never offered and the H-1B visa was never activated. I was told the visa will be eligible for activation through 2018 year.  Now I found new potential employer in Chicago for software developer position.
Am I still eligible for H-1B transfer? I have a receipt number and I checked in USCIS, that my case is still on status Approved. I could try to request approval notice I-797 from my issued employer, but I am not sure if they will send it to me. Is this a risky transfer because I have never worked for my first issued  company because they didn't hire me? Is there a chance to be denied for the new employer? Should I request the copy of I-129 form from USCIS or only the receipt number with some other proofs like mails, screenshots will be enough?

I appreciate very much your help!

Thank you very much in advance,
Kiril Ganchev

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