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My stem opt ended on Feb 18 and my employer is filing h1b
Hello , My stem opt ended on Feb 18 and my employer is filing h1b petition with change of status. My doubt is if employer will be able to make it filing within the grace period. Please can you advise … read more
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My current status is F1 transferring to F2. If the employer
Hi this is Cynthia. My current status is F1 transferring to F2. If the employer could sponsor me exempt h1b, could it be ok? … read more
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Can I file alternate employment and file H1b Change of
Can I file alternate employment and file H1b Change of Employer petition and be in legal status if I am laid off on Cap-Gap OPT (used full OPT and STEM extension period) with an Approved H1b from empl… read more
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I want to change employer and want to know its effect on my immigration status… read more
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Withdraw h1b. I am in a convoluted situation now and need
Hello, I am in a convoluted situation now and need your advice here. I applied for initial OPT on March 12 and haven't heard back anything yet. Meanwhile "Employer A" applied for my h1b under regular processing which got approved last week. However, due to personal reasons, I won't be joining Employer A and have already told them. Currently, I have an offer with "Employer B". My question is: 1. Do I lose my F1 OPT status as soon as my H1b gets approved (Not stamped yet from India)? 2. Can "Employer A" still revoke my petition and things fall back to normal? 3. Should I tell "Employer B" about this situation and can they help me out?… read more
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I'm currently employed full-time with an employer X in
I'm currently employed full-time with an employer X in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, I got a contract opportunity (work from home:15-20 hours per week) from another employer Y in Virginia. I'm currently in a… read more
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Background: I am currently on F1 visa, Indian Passport and
Background: I am currently on F1 visa, Indian Passport and have a Master's degree in Urban Design, and on my first 12 months of F1 OPT which expires on Aug 28, 2018. My current employer is filing for … read more
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I graduated with a PhD in 2013 and am currently on OPT
I graduated with a PhD in 2013 and am currently on OPT extension (expires April 19, 2016) working as a Research scientist in a pharmaceutical company in NJ. I will be applying for H1 lottery in April … read more
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I am the Director of Legal Compliance home security company.
I am the Director of Legal Compliance for a home security company. We are hiring a software engineer and would like her to come work for us as soon as possible. Here is the situation: She is currently… read more
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Can the Universities in USA apply - at any time of
Can the Universities in USA apply for H1-B at any time of the year? I am a Masters student, who came to USA as student on F1 visa. I am currently working in OPT STEM 17 month extension cap gap (till 3… read more
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I need a help in my F1 OPT Visa status.My OPT expires on June
I need a help in my F1 OPT Visa status.My OPT expires on June 30,2015. I applied for OPT extension in April 10 with my current employer 'a'. That application is currently pending with USCIS. However, … read more
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My Employer filed H1B petition on April 1 2015. The application
Hi ..My Employer filed H1B petition on April 1 2015. The application was picked in lottery and as it is premium processing will get the result by May 12th. My OPT expires on June 30th 2015. Problem is… read more
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Dear Lawyer: I am a student, who is currently on OPT status
Dear Lawyer: I am a student, who is currently on OPT status and now I will have a question about H1-B and OPT Extension. I already applied to H1-B and OPT Ext, but both of them are not approved yet. B… read more
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Hi, Im an international student currently working on OPT.
Hi, I'm an international student currently working on OPT. My OPT period ends March 20 next year, and I'm not qualified for STEM extension. So if my employer sponsors my H1B, I can't work while I'm wa… read more
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Hi, My question(s) involves F-1 student STEM extension,
Hi, My question(s) involves F-1 student STEM extension, OPT and H1-B application. I am currently on OPT after completing a Masters in May of this year in Industrial Arts. My undergraduate bachelors de… read more
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If company B decides to file for H1 next year, can they apply
If company B decides to file for H1 next year, can they apply for my OPT extension immediately upon joining them or should they wait until H1 by Company A is revoked ?… read more
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I am currently waiting for my Non-profit H-1B visa to get approved.
I am currently waiting for my Non-profit H-1B visa to get approved. Meanwhile my OPT expires in a week. I found that I cannot work after my OPT expires as I don't have a cap Gap extension(Since this i… read more
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I have applied for my stem extension. But I got denial after
I have applied for my stem extension. But I got denial after my OPT end date. I got denial because of my I765 (basically I forgot to fill one line in that form). I am on cap gap period. Can I reapply … read more
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