Can I extend my OPT if my H1B is approved (applied under consular notification).Dec 5, 2018
I plan to spend not more than 3 years in US, my thought process is I would rather save on taxes for another year and then get H1B stamping. Thoughts?
- Microsoft pomzI have. My last employer applied for consular h1b while i was on opt. Got opt extended without any problems. 6 months or so after extension, went to home country and activated h1b. However, during the time i was on opt so i lost a couple of job offers since an unactivated h1b cannot be transfered to another employer.
- Financial Engines / DatafrugalguyOne of my classmates had troubles doing this. His opt extension got rejected. he had a h1b approved petetion at that time. I do not know the exact specifics but he had to leave us and get stamped on an emergency basis which sounds stress. Would make sure you get correct legal advice before filing for an extension.