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H-1B签证延期

H-1B签证帽间隙扩大

H-1B签证的薪资缺口是什么?”

这是4月8日制定的法律条款, 2008, which benefits F-1 students who are sponsored for an H-1B by cap-subject employers.

大多数学生都意识到美国的教育制度.S. government makes a limited number of H-1Bs available each year, 换句话说, 他们对可用的数量设定了一个“上限”.  适用于那些为限额规定的雇主工作的人, the applications for these cap-subject H-1Bs may be submitted as early as 1 April each year, but if they are accepted do not become effective until the following 1 October.

There are exceptions for certain employers who are not subject to the cap.  这些例外被称为“免税”.“其中包括高等教育, certain non-profits related to or affiliated with higher education, 和 certain non-profit or governmental research organizations.  If an H-1B petition will be submitted for you by any such institution, then the “Cap Gap” does not apply to you 和 the rest of this document is not relevant to your situation.

在过去, students who either graduated 和/or were on OPT that ended before the H-1B became effective on 1 October might find themselves having to stop employment for several weeks or even months.  其他人实际上不得不离开美国.S. because there was more than 60 days between graduation or the end of OPT 和 1 October.

There now exists a way by which some F-1 students may be eligible to either (1) remain inside the U.S. waiting for the H-1B to become effective on 1 October 和/or (2) continue existing employment 直到10月1日. 

最终, please check with the DSO (DSO) to verify that your situation really does qualify for the Cap Gap; do not make an assumption.  And do not compare your situation to a friend’s or coworker’s; small differences may impact whether one person qualifies for the Cap Gap 和 another does not.

我怎样才有资格申请工资差距?

作为学生,你必须符合以下条件:

  • 你绝对没有违反F-1身份的规定,
  • 你的雇主及时提交了你的H-1B申请.e. 在每年4月1日开始的H-1B申请期间, 同时保持F-1状态),
  • Your H-1B petition requests an employment start date of 1 October, 和
  • the H-1B petition requests a change of status to H-1B (rather than “consular processing”)

谁没有资格申请限额差距?

You are not eligible for Cap Gap coverage if your H-1B petition is filed by:

  • 高等教育机构
  • A non-profit organization related to or affiliated with higher education
  • 非盈利的研究机构或政府的研究机构

This is because these employers can file an H-1B at any time, there are no limits to the number of H-1B’s available to them, 和 they also have the option to request premium (expedited) processing.  You need to make sure you 和 your employer are thinking ahead 和 that the H-1B petition is filed well in advance of the end of your OPT.  Once your OPT ends, you only have 60 days to remain inside the U.S.  If your H-1B is not approved 和 effective by the end of those 60 days, 你将被要求离开美国.S.

Do I get any documentation to show I am covered by the Cap Gap?

是的,但你必须通过 pgerlach@cheappoolpumpsreviews.com 请求它. The DSO does not receive automatic notification if someone on OPT is approved for H-1B status.

我能在Cap Gap期间工作吗?

是的,如果你符合以下条件:

  • 你从未违反过F-1身份的规定,
  • 你的雇主及时提交了你的H-1B申请
  • Your H-1B petition requests an employment start date of 1 October,
  • The H-1B petition requests a change of status to H-1B (rather than “consular processing”),
  • You are on valid OPT at the time the H-1B petition was received by USCIS (i.e. 1 April), although it is okay if the OPT expires after the petition was received,
  • 你的H-1B申请被美国移民局接受并接收, 或者你被告知你在候补名单上, 或者你还在等消息, 和
  • 你获得了一个扩展的Cap Gap I-20, which you must show to your Cap Gap employer as proof you are eligible to continue the employment
  • 如果以上都适用于你, you can keep working until the new end date on your updated I-20, 除非你的H-1B没有被选中接收, 被拒绝, 撤销, 或者撤销.  In this case, your OPT Cap Gap employment must end within 10 days.

EADs (the OPT cards) are not issued or updated for the Cap Gap.

我的Cap Gap延期有效期是多久?

这取决于你的H-1B申请的状态. 按时报名但正在等待答复的学生, 被选中接受收据的学生, 和 students who were put on the wait list will all have different extension periods. DSO将决定, 基于USCIS在SEVIS中输入的信息, 你的Cap Gap延长截止日期将是什么.

我会自动从DSO收到新的I-20吗?

No.  你必须联系DSO要求更新I-20.

我必须在OPT上才能获得Cap Gap保险吗?

No.  例如, 如果你五月份毕业,没有申请OPT, as long as you meet the Cap Gap eligibility criteria listed above, 你就可以合法地留在美国了.S. 等待你的H-1B签证10月1日生效.  这段时间你不能工作.

如果我的OPT在H-1B申请之前就结束了怎么办?

相同的答案.  只要你的H-1B是在4月1日申请的, your H-1B was received within the 60-day grace period following your OPT, 你符合其他条件, 你就可以合法地留在美国了.S. 等待你的H-1B签证10月1日生效.  这段时间你不能工作.

如果我得知我的H-1B签证被拒绝了怎么办?

你有60天的时间留在美国.S.  你要么离开美国.S. 在60天期限结束之前, 5个月内转学开始新的学位课程, 或者改变非移民身份.

Cap Gap对我的驾照有什么影响?

不幸的是, 您可能不能续借了, at least not until you receive the updated I-20 to cover the “gap.“每个州都有不同的许可证发放规则, but overall most will require you to show proof that you are legally able to stay 在Cap Gap期间 period.  That proof will be the updated I-20, 和 as mentioned above for students on OPT. DSO不能进行干预或写信等. to driver’s license departments; they will not accept such documentation as evidence of your continued legal status.

我可以到美国以外的地方旅行吗.S. 在Cap Gap期间?

根据美国移民局的说法,没有.  If your OPT is expired 和 you are now covered by the Cap Gap, you should not leave the U.S. 因为你将不被允许进入F-1状态.  而不是, you would have to apply for an H-1B visa at a consular post abroad, 他将无法再次进入美国.S. 直到10月1日.

在Cap Gap期间,失业问题重要吗?

是的.  如果你已经加入了OPT, you are still restricted to a total of no more than 90 days unemployment (during initial 12-month OPT) or 120 days (12 month+17 month OPT extension).

这个形式改编自 http://international.uiowa.edu/isss/current/employment/opt/h1-b