Applying for h1b while OPT Extension Request is Pending


#1

Hi ,

I applied for My OPT 24 Months STEM Extension Request. in Jan 12th. My document is currently Pending and i expect my EAD card to be received in Mid April.In the meantime,Is it possible for me to apply H1b Visa before April 1st without EAD Card in hand.


#2

Yes, you can apply for H1B visa on April 1st. You will need to submit your current valid F1 status documents like the I20, OPT application extension request, Transcripts, etc.


#3

“OPT application extension request” means initial Notice Given by USCIS for receiving the documents ?