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I have a valid OPT till march 2014, I have approved h1b which kicks off in Oct 1 . Company who filed my visa is not able to find me a job . They left me stranded. What are my option. Can I use my unused OPT . Please provide me the solution.

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Options depend on facts. Not being able to start working leaves you in F1 status until it ends.

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If USCIS changed your status effective October 1, it is highly unlikely that you can continue on OPT.

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I agree with my colleagues, so I would highly suggest setting up a meeting/consultation with an immigration attorney so that you can brainstorm other options based on your specific situation and credentials.

My staff and I wish you all the best.

Josh Sutton
Sutton & Associates of Miami
Immigration Law Firm
(786) 908-8612

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To the excellent opinions by my esteemed colleagues I would only add one thing: please do not throw your future immigration benefits away by meandering in the dark-retain a good immigration counsel.

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Once you change of status is effective the OPT is not available. Before going any further confer with an immigration attorney and examine you possibilities.


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