2020财年H-1B Regular Cap名额已满:递交H-1B申请之后,或将被限制出境?

April 11, 2019

 

美国移民局(USCIS)在上周五(4月5日)宣布,2020财年抽签类H-1B Regular Cap的65,000个名额已满,接下来移民局会决定Master Cap的20,000个名额是否满额。

(截图来自USCIS官网)

 

除了抽签结果之外,相信相信大家也一定非常关心接下来的H-1B身份转换问题。我们整理了几个常见问题,来为大家一一作出详细解答:

 

1.我持有F-1签证,并且已经递交了H-1B申请和身份转换,在审理期间我能否出境旅游?

在H-1B申请的过程中,申请人多选择境内转换身份。按照规定,在材料审理期间,申请人一旦出境,移民局会认为你自动放弃境内转换身份的要求。但申请人也无需太担心,前述情况下出境,H-1B申请人只是境内转换身份的选项被取消,H-1B签证申请本身仍会继续被审理。

 

2.我目前是J-1交流访问学者身份签证,并且我的H-1B将在今年的10月1日生效,我可以一直待在美国直到H-1B生效吗?

与F-1学生签证不同,J-1交流访问学者签证并不能享受cap-gap(从F-1到H-1B身份转换期间滞留在美国)的福利。作为J-1交流访问学者签证的持有人,在完成交流项目之后,只有30天的打包期(grace period)准备回国,如果你的J-1签证在今年8月30日之前过期,那么根据规定,在30天的滞留期限结束后,你必须离境办理H-1B申请。

 

一些J-1签证(曾)持有人面临在申请工作签证前需要回国服务2年的要求,通常可以通过申请豁免(J-1 wavier)来免除相关义务。是否需要回国服务两年可从J-1 visa或DS2019上的说明得知。

 

3. 我目前持有F-1签证,递交了H-1B申请,并要求境内转换身份。我的OPT在等待H-1B申请里期间过期,我是否可以在OPT过期到10月1日H-1B生效前(即cap-gap期间),顺利出入境?

根据移民局最新的政策修改,F-1签证持有人在特定条件下可以在cap-gap期间进行出境游。当然你必须准备好充足有效的补充材料,才能在入关时说服海关,以证明你的入境目的符合F-1签证要求。就算你的OPT EAD卡已经过期,你还是可以在cap-gap期间出/入境,前提是你的H-1B身份转换申请在离境之前获得移民局的批准。在此期间出入境需要携带的证件:

  • 有效的护照证件

  • 允许多次入境的有效F-1签证

  • 针对STEM OPT及旅游并附有最近半年内学校官方签字许可的I-20

  • 已经过期的EAD卡

  • H-1B申请及批准函复印件

此种情况下,海关也极有可能要求你取得有效的H-1B签证再入境美国,若大家有此打算,还要跟自己的律师联系进行详细咨询

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