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    My employment has been terminated on Aug 13 and my opt expired on July 10. My h1b was approved and currently on cap gap. I did not apply for opt extensions since h1b was approved
    1. What is my grace period now ? Does cap gap have unemployment days ?
    2. Under what status can I apply for jobs ?
    3. Can I do h1b transfers while I am on cap gap ?
    4. Can I apply for opt extension while on cap gap ?

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    • #3
      Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (Aug 18th)

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      • #4
        3. Yes, but make sure u do that before your current employer with draws your H1 b
        4. U cannot. U can apply for opt ext only before the expiration date of initial opt

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        • #5
          1 yes
          2 cap gap ..but better to transfer h1 before they withdraw .. If u dont transfer then u will have no status .
          3 yes but only before ur current company withdraws u r h1 ..
          4 not in ur case .. U have to apply before u r opt expiry ..

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          • #6
            1) Since you H1b is approved you fall in Cap Gap as you said so we are in good shape for that 2) You can under OPT as your H1b is approved but did not start 3) Yes you can but there might be few question on that as you did that right before the H1b started, Discuss with your new employers lawyer 4) On Oct 1st what ever status you are either on OPT extension or CAP GAP your SEVIS will be terminated and you H1b will start... Life is little complicated but it going to be alright... Good Luck...

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            • #7
              Hi Abilasha,

              Are you still looking for Job, If so please send me your details on which domain you work and other details. If you need help please do reply me.

              Thanks,
              Hareesh G

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