Can I apply for OPT STEM extension after my H1B is filed?

Asked over 1 year ago - Buffalo, NY

Hi,
My employer have already applied for H1B (academic). However, I am planning to move into industry. I am eligible for extending my OPT and therefore planning to apply for extension. So I wanted to know what will happen if both my H1B (academic) and my OPT extension gets approved. Will OPT extension precedes over H1B (academic) as it was filed later?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Yes

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Yes, if the major is listed among the STEP majors. Should you, probably not.

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  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . If all the requirements are met, then yes. Talk to your DSO.

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