Can I changed from OPT to CPT without work interruption?

Asked over 1 year ago - Albany, NY

I am have been in US legally since i was 16. Now i am 24 and recent graduated with a bachelor degree in finance. I am working on OPT but my OPT will expire in September 2013. I got my job late so my company was not able to file for my H1B on time. now i am trying to get a new I-20 and Apply for CPT so i can keep my status and working for the same company. I know my OPT will be terminated when my F1 visa is transferred to a new school. and it will take a month until i get a CPT. would i be able to work during that gap ? what other options would you recommend?

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . I recommend you stick to the course you have selected. It Sounds pretty sound to me. Permission to work is tricky. Theoretically once OPT is over, toy cannot work

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  2. Alena Shautsova


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . I do not recommend you working during the gap.

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