Hi! I am currently on F1 STEM OPT extension, and my passport is expiring in January 2019. My company is planning on applying for H1B change of status on April 2nd. If the H1B gets approved, will my form I-797 have validity for 3 years or only until my passport expiration date?
Only until your passport expiry date - better do whatever is necessary to obtain new passport ASAP.
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It would be prudent to renew your passport.
COS cannot be approved for a period beyond passport expiration.
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