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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

Employment
for International Students at SDSU

Cap Gap OPT Extension

The filing period for the H-1B applications begins every year on April 1, but approved applications do not go into effect until October 1 of that year.

The cap gap extension allows F-1 students with pending or approved H-1B petitions to remain in the U.S. in F-1 status until the start date of their approved H-1B employment period. It goes into effect when a student files for the H-1B status and their F-1 status or OPT expire before their approved H-1B begins October 1.  For more information, visit the USCIS website.

International travel

You should consult with your company or immigration attorney before traveling internationally during the Cap Gap extension.

 

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Cap Gap OPT extension eligibility

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Cap Gap OPT dates and documentation

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
 Tel: (619) 594-1982  |  Fax: 619-594-1973  |  Email: isc.reception@sdsu.edu