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Praveen Tata

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  1. Hello, I need help in figuring out for how long I can legally stay in the USA. Here is my situation: 1) I was working on STEM OPT for Employer A. 2) My H1-B visa got approved from Employer A with Consular Processing (I797-B) - I-94 was not updated. 3) I had to leave Employer A because my STEM OPT expired on 06/25/2020. 4) I found Employer B who filed for H1-B Visa transfer and a Change of Status (COS) which could change my status from F-1 to H1-B and update my I-94. 5) Employer B filed my application with Premium Processing and I received an RFE. In the above situation, I have the following questions: 1) What's my current status? (I am assuming it is still F-1). 2) For how many days can I stay in the USA legally? (If the status is still F-1, then it will be 60 days from 06/25/2020). 3) What other options do I have to stay in the country legally? 4) I know working on CPT is an option, but given the circumstances and with my expired F-1 visa, can I still get into this and make it work?
  2. Thanks a lot for the information. My attorney is not giving me any information. They did not tell me about B2. I will ask them about the procedure and if required to start as soon as possible. Thanks a lot for the help.
  3. Hello, I am on STEM OPT which is expiring at the end of June. I received my H1-B confirmation in the form of I797-B which is valid for 3 years. My I-94 status did not change because of which I need to get my H1-B visa stamped and re-enter the USA before the end of June. I have 2 questions: 1) As we are facing the tough situation of COVID-19 and all consulates across the world are closed for interviews, what is the best way to deal with the visa stamping task? 2) If I cannot get my visa stamped before the end of June and I go out of status, can I go on unpaid leave and return to the USA when my visa stamping is done? Can I keep my job? Is it legal? Please suggest. Thanks.