Have an EAD card expiring on Feb 2014. F1 to H1 Change of Status is approved. Can I travel to my home country before October.

Asked 12 months ago - Lexington, KY

I am currently in F1 OPT extension with my EAD card expiring on feb 2014. My employer processed a H1 Change of Status which is approved now. I will change to H1 status this october. My question is , am I allowed to travel outside US before october. What are are the restrictions I need to keep in mind, if any. Will I be re-entering as a student. Do I need to stamp

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  1. Wendy Rebecca Barlow

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    Answered . You can travel. If your F1 visa is expired, you will need to obtain a new F1 visa at the U.S. Embassy. You should bring evidence that you are in compliance with the conditions of your OPT.

    Wendy R. Barlow, Esq, The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal, P.L.L.C., 111 Broadway, Suite 1306, New York NY 10006, (... more
  2. Sergey Vladimirovich Makarov

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    Answered . Only if you are able to get a visa. I would not advise to run a risk.

  3. Theodore John Murphy

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    Answered . I agree

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be... more

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