I am currently on STEM OPT. My sister's wedding is on Saturday April 6 in Mexico. My company wants to file my H-1B visa paperwork this year (April 1st)
I'm assuming that your STEM-EAD won't be expired during your travels.
There is ONE PROBLEM ... the company can't file a change of status .. you'll need to go home for a H visa stamp ... assuming it is approved.
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A person maintaining STEM OPT may travel and return to the US while a H1B petition is pending. The petition may be treated as petition only.
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