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H-1B CAP GAP OPT Extension


What is H-1B Cap OPT extension?

H-1B Cap OPT Extension is an automatic extension between OPT end date and H-1B start date on October 1 for those whose H-1B is approved through “cap subject”

How to apply ?

To apply for automatic OPT extension, you must submit a coy of the I-797 H-1B receipt or approval notice to ISS. A new I-20 with OPT extension will be mailed to you.

For more information, please visit USCIS website.

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