Graduated in Nov . Sent OPT . , OPT decision came back ( Feb ) denied , it's been 180 days since graduation in Nov , am I gaining unlawful presence ? . But employer is filing H1B in April . How long can I stay in the US ? I know I have to leave the country to get my H1B visa stamped and come back in , but I will want to do that closer to October to reenter - but right now , how long can I stay without gaining unlawful presence since I am over 180 days out of graduation .