I have a Master’s Degree in Mech. Engg. and I am currently working on OPT (17 month extension) which is valid till 1st August 2013. I will be applying for H1B through my employer in April 2013.
The problem is that my F1 visa is expiring in January 2013, so I am not sure what will be my status and if I will be able to work between 1 August 2013 and 1st Oct 2013, considering my H1B is approved.
Will it be OK to apply for H1B in April 2013 with an expired F1 visa (Jan 2013) but valid OPT (Aug 2013)?
I will appreciate it very much if anybody could advice on my situation.