I am currently in OPT 24-month ext,started my OPT in 2016 and started working for a consulting firm, I was working at a client location and all of a sudden client shutdown the project in Oct-2017, and my consultant said he will try to find another project for me, there was no update from my consultant for 5-6 weeks (i was not paid during this time), so I started job search and got new job offers by Nov, since I have to report employment change to my university I informed my consultant and asked for experience letter and I-983 sign-off, my consultant provided a experience letter only till the date the client project was ON, I started my new job on Jan-2018 and I don't have pay stubs or experience letter for the period between Oct-Dec 2017. My current employer is filing H1,
Will there be a problem during change of status from F1->H1?
If change of status is declined citing OPT violation then what are the consequences? My OPT ends in June-2019 , will I be able to work in OPT till then?
Is choosing consular processing better for me than COS?
Run by the plan with the attorney filing the petition. Certain unemployment days are allow on OPT and OPT/ STEM. They will figure it out for you as paid counsels. You can always seek a consultation with an attorney of your choice.
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It is advisable to discuss your concerns with your employer’s lawyer for a way forward.
24 month STEM extension permits 150 days of unemployment and still have maintained F status.
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