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  • Traveling to home country (in June) after applying H1B

    Hello everyone!

    I'm currently on STEM OPT which is expiring in Dec 2014. I have a valid visa till 2018. My employer is processing my H1B visa this April with premium process. I need to travel to India in this June.

    1. Will I get to know the result of my H1B application by end of April with my premium process application (As I want to travel in June)?
    2. Will there be any problem if I travel to India in June whether or not if I get my H1B visa (as I have valid OPT till Dec 2014 and valid visa)?
    3. If I get my H1B approved before I travel to India in June, do I need to go for H1B stamping if I come back in July (usually H1B starts from October right?).

    Thanks and appreciate your responses to my questions!

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    • #3
      Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (March - 23rd)

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      • #4
        If you have approved h1b you can travel ,if it's in pending you can't travel . With approved h1b you have to come back by October 1st , otherwise it will be problem

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        • #5
          1 mostly yes ..
          2 if you get ur h1 then no prob .. If not you may not get cos ..
          3nope

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          • #6
            fYi.....i my self travelled to india when my petition was in uscis, and came with new petition and visa stamping..

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            • #7
              Travel during Cap-Gap Extension Period

              A student granted a cap-gap extension who elects to travel outside the United States during the cap-gap extension period, will not be able to return in F-1 status.The student will need to apply for an H-1B visa at a consular post abroad prior to returning. As the H-1B petition is for an October 1 start date, the student should be prepared to adjust his or her travel plans, accordingly.

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