Other F Considerations


There is an automatic extension of employment authorization related to OPT for F-1 nonimmigrant students who have an employer who has timely petitioned for them to become H-1B nonimmigrants and, at the same time, requested a change of their nonimmigrant status from F-1 nonimmigrant student to H-1B nonimmigrant worker, and the H-1B petition was approved, but there is a “gap” between the end of their OPT and the start-up date for the H-1B as a result of the H-1B cap.