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F1 to H1B - Complex situation Help needed F Visa

Discussion in 'Cultural, Training, Student Visa' started by dush0805, Feb 2, 2008.

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  1. dush0805

    dush0805 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    HI,

    I plan on graduating in May 2008. (Bachelors of Science - Engineering) i have a few problems/concerns that I cant seem to figure out a solution for.

    1) I graduate in May 2008. i assume I get a job offer in March and send my H1B application for 2008. Can I do this without receiving an actual degree?

    2) Start my OPT in May which will expire in MAy209. I will send my application for H1B in April 2009. What happens to my status from May to September/October (until I receive my visa)
    What are some solutions?

    3) Can I go on full time CPT if I enroll for an online degree?

    Please advise. I am really confused at this point.
     
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    mafioso New Member

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    I plan on graduating in May 2008. (Bachelors of Science - Engineering) i have a few problems/concerns that I cant seem to figure out a solution for.

    1) I graduate in May 2008. i assume I get a job offer in March and send my H1B application for 2008. Can I do this without receiving an actual degree?
    --------It depends on your job and company policy. Most companies would use your OPT first given they have many people pending on HIB already.

    2) Start my OPT in May which will expire in MAy209. I will send my application for H1B in April 2009. What happens to my status from May to September/October (until I receive my visa)
    What are some solution
    ---------------They have provisions for a transitional period from when you they apply for you. So let them worry about it.

    3) Can I go on full time CPT if I enroll for an online degree?
    --------No, there are limits to online degrees for international students. Check with your school…..
     

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