Immigration Issues/OPT and H1 gap

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I am on OPT after finishing Masters degree. My OPT will end June 30th 2007. I have a job offer on my hand. But there is a gap between OPT and H1 starting date about 3 months. The company doesn't give leave off for 3 months. They want me find a way to work on that 3 months. Could you pelase advice me. Thanks a lot

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You have 2 issues - being able to stay and being able to work. You can stay for 60 days past the OPT end date - so that would take you until 8/30. Then you can go home for 2 weeks, get the H-1 visa in your passport and come back around 9/15 to set up for work 10/1. As far as work I do not see a way for you to be able to work between 6/30 and 10/1.

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Robert

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