02 Oct 2017

I was not selected in the H1B lottery, but my STEM OPT is valid for another year. Can my employer start my green card case, even though I am not on H1B?

Answer The "green card" process can typically be started at any time, regardless of one's current nonimmigrant status. (02.Oct.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat participation, click here.Access...

22 Sep 2017

I have been working pursuant to cap-gap OPT. The USCIS just issued a request for evidence (RFE) on my pending H1B petition. If we don’t receive a decision by the time my cap gap ends on September 30th, what will my options be?

Answer If your H1B petition has not been approved as of October 1st, you must stop working, but can remain in the U.S. awaiting a decision. If the petition is denied at some point thereafter, you will have to leave the U.S.However, if you transfer your...

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