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My OPT extension was ended on March 2014. I applied for H-1B (premium processing) in 60 days grace period i.e., on April 01 2014. My H-1B got selected in lottery. I sent the receipt number to school DSO. By using the receipt number my school issued my I-20 on April 14 till June 01 2014 but no work authorization.


But now I have a RFE - RFE statement says that my school filed CAP GAP extension (I-20) on behalf of me, however it is filed untimely for the CAP-GAP provision after filing date of instant petition. 


Actually my 60 days grace period ends on May 2014. They are asking me to provide clear information that I maintained status during filing and I will be maintaining status till H-1B start date (Oct 01 2014)


I am just wondering, is it fine to request I-20 with receipt number when I am on grace period and H-1B is in processing ? What are the best options to solve. 


Thanks in advance!

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Thank you so much for the information!


But my attorney is suggesting me to leave the country before May 10 2014 as my grace period is going to end, though I have valid I-20 till June 01 2014.


And my school DSO told me that they will issue I-20 till June 01 with receipt number (and as my H-1B is in processing). They told that they will extend I-20 till Sep 30 only if H-1B gets approved.


Could you please suggest?


1.   When there is REF and when my H-1B is in processing can I leave the country?

2.   If I leave the country, do I have to update my new address to USCIS?

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