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OPT Extension during Cap Gap period!

April 28, 2014

SEVP guidance also provides that a student may apply for the 17-month STEM extension during the cap gap extension of OPT. In such a situation, the H-1B petitioner must request the withdrawal of the approved or pending H-1B petition in time for USCIS to effectively accept the withdrawal prior to the October 1st start date so that the student’s status does not change to H-1B.


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