I have a valid F1 visa till 2015 but my OPT expired in June 2013. I had to travel urgently to my home country in August and now I am not sure whether I need to wait for my H1 decision or get H1 stamped to come back. Please advice.
If you are on GAP CAP you could. Otherwise, you need to have an H1B visa.
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I agree with Attirney Segal. You could travel to the U.S. using your F-1 only if you are on gap cap. Otherwise, you must obtain an H-1B visa to re-enter.
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If you already have any approved H-1B petition and your OPT was extended, its possible.
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Talk to your H-1B petitioning company's counsel and seek his advise.
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