How to apply for the F-1 opt cap gap extension?

How to apply for the F-1 opt cap gap extension?

To qualify for the F-1 OPT Cap Gap Extension the employer must have submitted the Form I-129 requesting Change of Status and an employment start date of October 1, and that I-129 filing MUST BE RECIEVED by USCIS before the expiration of the OPT/STEM EAD or 60-day grace period.

Where can I find information about the cap-gap for H-1B?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides helpful information regarding cap-gap in an article entitled Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and F-1 Status for Eligible Students under the H-1B Cap-Gap Regulations.

Can I apply for STEM OPT extension during the cap gap?

USCIS states on its Cap Gap website (link is external) website that “Students who are eligible for a cap-gap extension of post-completion OPT employment and F-1 status may apply for a STEM OPT extension during the cap-gap extension period.

Can a F-1 student apply for an H-1B extension?

If you are an F-1 student with a timely filed H-1B petition and change of status request, and your F-1 status and employment authorization will expire before the change of status to H-1B occurs (typically Oct. 1), you may be eligible for a cap-gap extension. Go to our Cap-Gap Extension page for more information.

How do I request the H-1B cap-gap extension I-20?

To request this Cap-Gap extension I-20, access the ” H-1B Cap Gap Extension I-20 Request ” in your SSU Hub (link is external). You will be asked to upload the following:

Can stem applications be submitted during the H1B cap-gap period?

” However, BIO’s current experience is that that STEM applications submitted after the end of the OPT EAD, but during the Cap-Gap period carry a very high risk of denial. Additionally, for those applications that are approved, if the H-1B is later denied]

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