Work authorization after OPT expires but H1b rejection notice pending

Evercore hoonbyun
Jun 9 7 Comments

Hi everyone,

I was notified by my company that I can work in the US up until my current OPT expires or until I receive the rejection notice, whichever is later.

Is this true? My OPT expires on 6/24, and my preference would be to stop working on that exact date due to lease + other issues.

Thank you.

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  • T-Mobile / Other
    Bokeh

    T-Mobile Other

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    Bokehmore
    Jun 9 0
  • Tesla IUOD23
    Yes, that sounds right. You can work until you hear about the rejection
    Jun 9 0
  • Microsoft ◉_
    Go back now, else u will.never be able to come back to USA if you overstay your opt.
    Jun 9 0
  • T-Mobile / Other
    Bokeh

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    Bokehmore
    If your H1 gets picked up in the lottery the OPT is automatically extended till September 30th of that year or until you receive a rejection. Google “cap gap OPT”
    Jun 9 0
  • eBay goforIT!
    Unless your H1b is picked, you can’t work once the opt expires irrespective of when you get the H1b rejection notice
    Jun 9 0
  • OP - does your company have immigration lawyer?
    Jun 9 0
  • VMware mine
    Don't think so, one of my coworker has to move back to India as his OPT expired and no status update on H1B.
    Jun 9 0