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    Hello I am a masters student who will graduate in may 2015. Due to some unavoidable reasons I had to go to India for five months and now I am back to complete my masters. I have a new visa and a neww sevis number. With only one semester to go for my degree completion with new sevis and visa I cannot apply for CPT or OPT. Hence I have found an employer willing to file H1B for me. I wanted to ask (1) When should my employer file for my H1b. (2) Can I work after may 2015 that is completing my degree even when my H1B application is pending. (3) Can I stay IN USA till my application for H1B status is pending. (4) When can I expect to get my result for H1b whether it has been given or denied.

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      Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (Dec 17th)

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      • #4
        1 generally apr 1
        2 no
        3 u have to have valid status to stay . u may have 60 day grace period from may .. It is not enough to cover till oct 1
        4 regular 2-6 months .. Premium 15days from the processing start date ( some ware in may .hope fully no rfe )

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        • #5
          Any way why don't u try to extend u r grad by one sem .. Talk to ur grad adviser

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          • #6
            1.April 1st , 2015
            2.No
            3.After 60 days of your graduation you can't stay.
            4.we can't say.
            but check with your DSO if you are eligible to take CPT till Sep 30th or you can extend one more semester ! that will help you !

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            • #7
              Try h1b with premium processing, you 'll know the result earlier and this will give to time to plan out other opting ahead of time. All the best.

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