17-Month Extension of F-1 Student Visa OPT For H-1B OPT Cap Gap

USCIS announces that F-1 Optional Practical Training Student Visas (OPT) can be extended from the previous limit of 12 months to a total of 29 months now. This F-1 Visa OPT extension is available for F-1 Students with a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math who are employed in their area of study by businesses enrolled in the E-Verify program. [Read USCIS announcement].

The Regulations that address this H-1B OPT Cap Gap issue and extension contain detailed requirements necessary to qualify. Read the Regulations...

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