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    My OPT expires on May 31st, 2016
    My company A which was e-verified got acquired by company B(not e-verified)
    Company B is in the process of filing my H1-B. They are not planning to enroll for e-verification.

    If H1-B is picked in the lottery, then I can continue working through CapGap without any problem.
    But, If H1-B is not picked then I need to look for an employer who is e-verified and apply for STEM. I will surely run out of time here as I will get my H1-B result in May. (premium processing has been denied)

    So, my question is
    - While I continue to work for Company B, Can I apply for STEM through Future employer Company C's (e-verification) ? Company C would probably be a consultancy that I know of and they can provide me a job starting June 1 , 2016 in the same STEM field.

  • #2
    Can someone please reply? This a bit urgent.


    • #3
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      • #4
        I already got a reply from one of my attorneys. So, please do not post this on facebook anymore.

        The answer was Yes. I can apply for stem extension if I can provide proof that I will be working for the e-verified company beginning June 1.


        • #5
          Your message was posted anonymously on our Facebook wall at 8th February - Please review comments from other users


          • #6
            you can work for multiple employers on opt so you can update with the university with another employer who has e verified and then you apply for stem .check with your DSO .whether you will be having a problem with company B


            • #7
              If you don’t apply via Premium Processing, then it’s unlikely that you will get an answer for H-1B before June.
              You can file for the STEM extension through a future employer. Also, ask your employer if you can file by PP if you will pay for it (not them).