I am on F1 visa with full time student status till August. I have a job offer. I will start my OPT in September, for which I'll apply in May. My employer also agreed to file H1B in April. Hence my H1B will start from OCT.
I want to travel back to India for 3 weeks in Summer (April-May). Before applying for OPT(May end). Will I face any legal issues?
Do you have a valid F-1 visa on your passport? If not, you will have to apply for one before you travel back to the U.S. At this interview, you will have to show strong ties to your home country, intent to return after you finish school, etc. With an H-1B petition filed in your behalf, this will be a difficult burden to meet.
Yes yu would if you handled it the way you describedand you may not be able to return for OPT but may if everything goes fine with H1 and you get approved for H1. You could then return to work with a visa to work starting 10/1/13. Best Wishes!
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