Immigration Issues/OPT to H1B GAP


My OPT expires on June 30th, and my H1B visa won't start until October 1, there are 3 months gap, do I get 60 days grace period? What can I do for the rest of the gap if I want to stay during the time? Thank you so much for your assistance, I really appreciate!

This is too long of a period of time.  I would suggest that you leave the country from June 30 and reenter on an H1b visa.

Another alternative to fill in the gap would be for you to extend your F visa to cover the time period.  This way you would not have to leave the country.
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Mark Ashley


Business Immigration. My practice focuses on representing researchers, scholars, and other advanced degree professionals with filing NIW, EB-1,O-1, H-1, L-1 petitions. I am a founding partner in the immigration law firm Ashley & Krishnan,


18 years as a practicing attorney.

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JD from St. Mary's University, Texas.

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American Jurisprudence Award recipient

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