Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

USCIS Issues Q&A on Cap Gap Extension of Post-Completion Practical Training and F-1 Status for Eligible Students


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued questions and answers addressing the automatic extension of F-1 student status in the U.S. for certain students with pending or approved H-1B petitions (indicating a request for change of status from F-1 to H-1B) for an employment start date of October 1, 2009, under the FY 2010 H-1B cap. The Q&A states that once a timely H-1B filing has been made, the automatic “cap gap” extension will begin and will continue until the H-1B process has been completed.

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Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation, a nationally recognized law firm, has successfully assisted hundreds of clients in immigration matters.

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