My opt will run out in March. My employer is willing to apply for an h1B visa for me. I know I cannot apply until April. I have also read about the special rule that covers me under opt extension between the expiration of my opt and October if my H1B is approved.
My question is whether the special OPT extension rule applies to me given that my opt expires in March, before I can apply for an H1B visa in April. I know I have 60 days after the expiration of my OPT to leave the country but if, in April, I apply for an H1B visa for October in that 60 days and it is approved does my OPT extend to cover me between March and October (when my new H1B visa will start)?