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Can f-1 student on CPT can apply for H1B?

asked Dec 6, 2015 by Kranthi (170 points)

I am in 2nd semester of my masters course and already took CPT from university . Can I be eligible to apply for H1B? If yes what would be my status? Thank you.

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answered Dec 6, 2015 by monica (466 points)
selected Dec 8, 2015 by dan
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Hello Kranthi,
Please be careful with CPT.

  • Have you taken CPT for 20 hours as a part of course?
  • Have you taken full-time CPT and attending college part-time?

USCIS is very picky with full-time CPTs even if you complete Master's you might get into trouble with the H1B. USCIS assumes that you are attending school just get a CPT work permit.

You can always apply for an H1B with the Bachelor's Degree. You want to make sure the CPT does not cause any trouble.

commented Dec 6, 2015 by dan (24,544 points)
It looks like she is in the second semester and  CPT might be a part of the course for about 3 Months.

@Kranthi - Do you have a full-time CPT and working full-time? Please clarify!
commented Dec 7, 2015 by Kranthi (170 points)

I am in part time CPT for 20 hours a week. I took the CPT to look for the work and get some working experience during masters.
commented Dec 7, 2015 by dan (24,544 points)
If it's a Part-time CPT and related work, you should be fine. Please ensure you document the entire process during CPT.
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answered Dec 6, 2015 by dan (24,544 points)

Yes, you can apply for h1b next year using your bachelor's degree. If your h1b is picked for processing, you will continue under F1 status. If the h1b is approved with change of status, your status will change to h1b from October 01, 2016. In other words,  you will be in student F1 status until September 30 2016. Please let me know if it's clear or you need more information.
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