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I m on F1-OPT, my EAD expire 31st August. MY cap gap start after that till Sept 30th and H1 Start 1st OCT. My company is having furlough and earlier i was told i dont need to be part of it since i am on H1 but then since i am on F1 till end of Sept, my case is going to get reevaluated. So mu question is can they put me on bench and not pay me or its similar to H1 and they cant do that?
You have to be in a valid nonimmigrant status on September 30, 2013 to change status into h1B as of October 1. The rest you can figure on your own.
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Make sure to get paid for as long as possible, to remain in status.
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You need to maintain status until the end of September. If you are having difficulty with this, discuss the specific details with an experienced immigration lawyer.
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Personally, I have noted a troubling recurrent pattern as follows: an overwhelming number of foreign nationals seeking H1B are placing a barrage of very complex questions attempting to complete that elaborate process groping around in the dark, when the very first thing they need to do is retain one competent immigration visa attorney to avoid mistakes, omissions, delays and denials.
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