View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2011, 03:05 PM
f1issue f1issue is offline
Junior Member
Priority Date
:
Category
:
N/A
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
Processing Stage
:
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
f1issue is on a distinguished road
Default OPT expiration and CAP-GAP

Hi All,

My OPT expires on March 20th 2012. According to USCIS rules, I am on valid F-1 status 2 months after OPT expiration. "nonimmigrant F1 students on post-completion OPT maintain valid F1 status until the expiration of the OPT period and the subsequent 60-day departure preparation period".

Is it possible for me to take advantage to cap-gap after expiration of OPT as I will still be on valid status? Can I quit work for 10 days after my OPT expiration and start working again on April 1st after a employer files my H-1?

Please advise.

Thanks
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote