Can I travel abroad on OPT STEM with H1B approved

Asked over 1 year ago - Niles, IL

I have my H1B approved with start date of October 1st. My OPT does not expire until November and F1 is until May next year. Can I travel on F1 visa without any issues?

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  1. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . Nothing is risk free, but you should be able to be admitted on your F1 since you are still in OPT status.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . No, because if you do that, you will need to have your H1B visa foil to return or another change of status request.

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  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . No competent attorney can guarantee that you can do so "without any issues"

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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