Hello all - I have a specific situation and I need your help on how to handle this one. Your response is highly appreciated. i am currently on F1 OPT with my OPT expiring in Dec 2014. I found an employer who has agreed to file an H1B for me this year ( on April 1 2014) but I have travel engagements. I plan to go to india mid-march and return by mid-april. My question is what happens to my H1B visa application during my travel. 1, Can I return to US on OPT during mid-april without any problems ? 2, Will the new I-94 that gets issued when I come back to US affect my H1B application which is in the process ? 3, will my COS automatically change on Oct 1 2014 ? Please let me know as I have to make this decision very soon !
Yes, if Approved. AFAIK, U must be in US during Approval for COS
Can you please keep me updated with your situation.Facing the same scenario.Also do let me know if you have a valid F1 visa.
Help highly appreciated.