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What is the "Cap Gap" for an F-1 Visa Holder Applying for an H-1B Visa?
What is the "Cap Gap" for an F-1 Visa Holder Applying for an H-1B Visa?

As explained more fully below, the "cap gap" refers to the situation in which a non-citizen student is lawfully in the US on an F-1 student visa and is successful in obtaining an H-1B work visa which permits lawful entry in the US, but only long after the F-1 residency ...

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Blog posts in H-1B Visa

  • What is the Grace Period for an H-1B Visa if I Quit, Get Laid Off, or am Terminated?

    Workers lawfully in the US on an H-1B visa are required to be employed. Of course, there are many reasons that an H-1B visa worker might lose their ...

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  • Can I Take a Leave of Absence While on an H-1B Visa?

    Yes, a noncitizen lawfully working in the U.S. on an H-1B visa CAN go on an unpaid leave of absence from work. However, certain steps should be taken ...

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  • H-1B Visa Application Process

    The H-1B visa gives foreign nationals permission to work in the United States for a U.S. company. To obtain an H-1B visa, the foreign national must ...

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  • What Are the Wage Levels for H1-B Visa Workers?

    If you are a foreign national who wants to work for a company based in the U.S., you might be wondering what the wage levels are for H-1B visa ...

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  • F-1 to H-1B: Bridging the Gap

    F-1 Visa If you are currently in the United States on an F-1 visa, you likely do not need a recap of what this student visa program is about and can ...

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  • H-1B Visa: New Requirements Thrown Out by Federal Judge

    The Proposed Rules In October 2020 the Department of Homeland Security announced a rule intended to “strengthen the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program to ...

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  • Child Status Protection Act – Protection from Aging Out of Visas for Minors

    What is CSPA? The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) was passed in 2002 to help certain immigrants who were previously classified as children for ...

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  • Suspension of H-1B Visas and New Green Cards

    On June 22, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a executive proclamation titled, “ Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the ...

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  • H-1B Visa Holders During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, people all over the country are losing their jobs. Some people have been kept afloat thanks to some of the ...

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