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    Hi All,

    I graduated with a 9 month PG Diploma course in Business Administration & Management. My course primary major code doesn't qualify for STEM extension. My OPT started from SEPT 2014 and I still did not get a project to work on with my current employer. Please answer my below questions:

    1) What if I am not able to file my H1B in March 2015. Is there a way that I can extend my OPT?
    2) If no extension option for my situation than alternatively can I join into some masters program again under STEM category, if I do so, will I qualify for a new OPT again?
    3) If I get a project in IT domain, do you think I will get a query when I file H1B? If yes, what query?


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    • #3
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      • #4
        1) you cannot extend opt however there are some uni which gives cpt from first semister you can choose those collages 2)only once you will get opt you cant get second opt by taking another degree


        • #5
          1. U can get into some univ which offers cpt
          2. No
          3. May or may not be


          • #6
            Due to your masters is out of stem you are eligible for 12 months of opt and there is no way you can extend it and once you done your masters you won't be able get another opt if you do second masters I explain briefly in your case if you want to get opt you should go for higher degree on you field of intrest or you have to enter in to united states with the new sevis which is nothing but re stamping . So at this point you are not eligible for second opt on same sevis if you do another masters
            2) query from uscis is a black box you may get anything but my suggestion is to prepare for anything to answer and if you dint apply for h1b 2015 , your opt period will end and you should maintain your status to reapply


            • #7
              1 no
              2 no
              3 depends .how u r h1 is filed .. H1b is for speciality occupation .. Means that u r job should require u r degree ( bs or ms )


              • #8
                1. No
                2. No
                3. Cant say


                • #9
                  you need to take CPT and file for H1B, you cannot extend your OPT if you are under non STEM, you will get a query if your job is not related to your major .