OPT expired and H1B RFE pending approval - Can i work?

(Anonymous) #1

My RFE was responded on 8/23/2018 and this is my first H1-B which was picked up in April Lottery. In mean time, my OPT expired on October 21st and I am still waiting on decision. So I can not work until decision is made basically.

Is anyone else in similar Boat ??

(Anil Gupta) #2

You cannot work if your OPT has expired and you are still waiting for your H1B approval.
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