Options depend on facts. Not being able to start working leaves you in F1 status until it ends.
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If USCIS changed your status effective October 1, it is highly unlikely that you can continue on OPT.
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I agree with my colleagues, so I would highly suggest setting up a meeting/consultation with an immigration attorney so that you can brainstorm other options based on your specific situation and credentials.
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To the excellent opinions by my esteemed colleagues I would only add one thing: please do not throw your future immigration benefits away by meandering in the dark-retain a good immigration counsel.
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Once you change of status is effective the OPT is not available. Before going any further confer with an immigration attorney and examine you possibilities.
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