Wayne State University

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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I will have a gap between my OPT end date and the H-1B start date (October 1). Do I have to maintain my immigration status?


Under the new rule, an eligible F-1 student's status is automatically extended to bridge the gap between the end of OPT and the start of their H-1B status, providing the H-1B start date is October 1st. Students should contact an OISS advisor with their H-1B receipt/approval notice to extend their OPT date until September 30th in SEVIS.