No announcement yet.

Traveling to India with OPT and H1B under process

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Traveling to India with OPT and H1B under process


    My H1B application got accepted in the lottery in April but I had to leave out of the US in June so my attorneys advised my employer to go for premium processing in my case. With premium processing I would get the decision sooner and I would be able to leave US safely. Unfortunately my application went into RFE and i left US while my application was in RFE. Just 2 days back my status changed to initial review for premium processing.
    I just completed my graduation and I have a valid OPT with the company offer letter, I20 and F1 visa. All are valid documents. I have the following questions

    1) Will i be able to enter US back now using my OPT in F1 status?
    2) Will my H1B application be affected because i left US while it was under process?
    3) If so how will it be affected?

  • #2
    Your question will be reviewed by our moderator and posted on our wall at within 24-72 hours please follow the post and forum.
    *** Don't Miss Important Topics, Subscribe to our Newsletter at ***
    If you feel this community is useful, please invite your friends by following below steps
    1. Goto
    2. Find "Suggest to Your Friends" - Click on "See All" and Invite your friends
    3. If you can't find the link, refer

    In addition to the readers comments, You can also call attorneys for free advice. DesiOPT is collaborating with group of attorneys. You can contact them directly via email/ phone. Initial Consult is Free. Their information is listed on home page.
    we are providing direct links as well, please let us know your feedback after the call



    • #3
      Answer for 1)You have to enter before Oct 1st 2014.
      Answer for 2 and 3)No. You are fine if you enter before Oct 1st 2014. Your change of status is in effect from Oct 1st 2014. So you have to RE-ENTER to USA before Oct 1st 2014 on F1.

      PS: You may not get I-94 with your H1B approval document as you left USA without H1B approval. If that is the case, You need to go for H1B visa stamping and re-enter to USA on H1B.

      Good Luck.