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Thread: International travel on Valid OPT but H1 in processing

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    International travel on Valid OPT but H1 in processing

    I am planning on traveling with valid OPT & F1 visa, but because of my H1ís RFE, my H1 case is still pending, kindly someone help me in explaining what will happen while traveling outside USA in following scenarios:

    1. If my H1 is approved, do I have to get H1 stamped before reentering?
    2. If H1 denied, can I still reenter on my valid F1 and OPT?
    3. If H1 still pending, can I reenter on my valid F1 and OPT?
    4. Is it a good option on accelerating my H1 petition on premium processing when traveling internationally?

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    1. Yes.
    2. Yes. Conditions apply.
    3. The problem is the I-94 in your packet becomes useless. Might be an issue.
    4. Try. Not sure.

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    Travel only if you still have valid visa if not ur gonna be in serious troubles

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    Don't travel while H1B is in process...... last year I did the same mistake and my H1B got revoked once it was approved

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    What was ur reason for denial .. can you post a picture ?

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    Convert h1b to premium and then plan for travel once approved r rejected. If approved, get stamped before entering usa. If h1b rejected, you can still u can travel on valid opt card. Best case is travel on h1b after approval, Other options r not advisable or having serious implications on h1b

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    H1b and F1 OPT are two independent entities. One can remain on one visa status at a time. The visa has to be the one recently approved.
    Now use this logic and apply to your questions. Q1. Is obviously yes. You cannot watch Dangal with a Ghajini ticket.
    2. Again two independent entities. Also this is something you will have to deal with immigration jockey at port of entry.
    3. Travel outside US while a petition is pending can always trigger questions. For ex. Frequent breaks for nature's call during an examination.
    4. Too many variables. Plan ahead.

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