CIS provides guidance on D/S extension for F-1 and J-1 change of status applicants caught in H-1B cap

August 08, 2004 Download pdf

An August 8, 2004 USCIS field memo provides guidance to Service Centers concerning the procedures for handling H-1B petitions for F and J nonimmigrants affected by the Federal Register cap-gap notice of July 23, 2004 [69 Fed. Reg. 44044]. The memo provide guidance on several issues, including eligibility, filing for change of status while in the 60 (F-1) or 30-day (J-1) grace period, concurrent change of status requests, and motions to reopen.