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  • Currently in OPT period and questions about H1B processing

    Hello all,

    Hope you guys can help with my question.

    Below is a brief on my situation. There are a few hypothetical scenarios but I've kept it simple and put everything in a chronological fashion starting from the 1st day of my OPT period:

    1) I was unemployed for the first 75 days in OPT
    2) Then went to a consultant and updated the info with International Students Office (ISO)
    3) The consultant began running the payroll on the 89th day of my OPT
    4) I joined a contract job on 123rd day of my OPT
    5) Meanwhile I got a Full-Time role and I quit my contract job on the 180th day with an offer letter in hand.
    6) Consultant has stopped running the payroll on 180th day as well
    7) I've given the start date for my Full-time role as 240th day (Set to fall on March 15th 2014)
    8) Just before I quit my contract job I register myself for a volunteering work with a professor I know

    So my questions are

    1) Is it safe to travel to India now (190th day to 240th day)? I will be able to justify that I worked for my professor from remote in India, because of the fact that the nature of my work with him permits that.
    2) Will there be an issue with my H1B processing given that I've been a paid employee and then an unpaid volunteer/intern??
    3) Also will the company have enough time to process my H1B given the fact that I'll be joining so close to April, when the H1B processing actually happens?

    I am sorry for such a lengthy post but it'd really helpful if some of you can help me out.


  • #2
    Please read this article 'OPT Denials for Unpaid Internship'


    • #3
      My educational background involve I have done 2 bachelor [1]Bachelor in arts[2]Bachelor in law

      My future aim is to settle down in usa ----I find education is only mode by which i can get a job in usa and thereby earn salary there. I am from a middle class family and taking a huge loan and coming to usa KEEPING IN MIND THAT I WILL REPAY IT when i get job. After searching i found out that i have 2 option

      First to do mba from there [which provide me 1 year of opt and 1 chance to apply for h1b]


      but after some research i found that if i do stem degrees [masters in computer information system] i get 29 month extension and 3 chance of h1b process and i also came to know that most of h1b sponsors are hiring graduate students from IT field especially computers.and it is easy to find a job in IT field comparatively if you done an mba from a university not in top 20 as i cant afford those due to high tuition.Another reason is that as we know that h1b is a lottery so if i do mba and donot come into a lottery than icant work in usa and if i couldnot work in usa i cant pay my loan expenses by working in india and this education dream will be a curse and i donot want to go under that situation But if i choose an masters in computers even if i couldnot get a job in 1 year , i can work in opt and apply for next year due to stem extension.but my case has a demerit i have no IT experience some one told consultancy will solve your issue and make your resume look nice.please guide me showing real picure of usa??as this step will be turning point in my life?How the IT scene in usa ???Does stem student after graduation find a job?As my bachelor is not in computers and simple arts does it have any effect in visa or h1b or when employer looks at resume?Guide as i don't know IT scenario there?Bottom line is i donot want that situation in which i haven given a degree and said go back to india as earning in usa and settling down here is my priority and that is why i am taking education a a medium pathroute to usa in which i found IT field a safe step............................Guide

      PLEASE SAY IT FIELD REAL PICTURE IN REGARD TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND HI1B for those who have completed their masters in usa?does fresher tag is a setback or consultancy will feel good

      email me [email protected]