My application is still under review (May 18,2010). Can I continue to work after Oct, 1 if the status remains the same?
OPT expired and currently under Gap-cap. Thank you in advance for your comments?. –
Ely at H1B Visa 2011 Cap Count
OPT and H1B Visa Cap-Gap
- Using Cap-Gap rule, if H1B Visa application is submitted before OPT expiry, then student can continue to work till September 30.
- If the H-1B petition is pending beyond October 1, a student can remain in the United States based on the pending change of status petition. However, a student with OPT employment authorization extended through the cap gap period must stop working until the H-1B petition is approved.
- USCIS had indicated that they will speed up the process of H1B Visa approval for students who are affected by this cap-gap.
Here’s link to complete list of questions about OPT and Cap-Gap Rules.