Please, Help, OPT to H1-B

Old Oct 11th 2004, 2:03 pm
  #1  
Andrew
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Please, Help, OPT to H1-B

Hello,

I would really appreciate if someone could answer a simple, but very
important for a thousands of people question.
Can a person work for free (volunteer) during the gap between OPT and
H1-B status?

Thank you for your help.

Andy
 
Old Oct 12th 2004, 11:22 am
  #2  
Hnchoksi
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Please, Help, OPT to H1-B

    >Subject: Please, Help, OPT to H1-B
    >From: [email protected] (Andrew)
    >Date: 10/11/2004 10:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
    >Message-id: <[email protected] >
    >Hello,
    >I would really appreciate if someone could answer a simple, but very
    >important for a thousands of people question.
    >Can a person work for free (volunteer) during the gap between OPT and
    >H1-B status?
    >Thank you for your help.

Why would you want to?
 
Old Oct 12th 2004, 12:14 pm
  #3  
Joachim Feise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Please, Help, OPT to H1-B

Andrew wrote on 10/11/2004 19:03:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I would really appreciate if someone could answer a simple, but very
    > important for a thousands of people question.
    > Can a person work for free (volunteer) during the gap between OPT and
    > H1-B status?

If that person is in the 60-day grace period, that person could volunteer
for genuine non-profit organizations where everybody else in similar
positions volunteer. A classic example is volunteering for a church.
Volunteering for a for-profit company is *never* possible.

-Joe
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 7:37 am
  #4  
Andrew
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Please, Help, OPT to H1-B

[email protected]ojunk (Hnchoksi) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > >Subject: Please, Help, OPT to H1-B
    > >From: [email protected] (Andrew)
    > >Date: 10/11/2004 10:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
    > >Message-id: <[email protected] >
    > >
    > >Hello,
    > >
    > >I would really appreciate if someone could answer a simple, but very
    > >important for a thousands of people question.
    > >Can a person work for free (volunteer) during the gap between OPT and
    > >H1-B status?
    > >
    > >Thank you for your help.
    > >
    >
    > Why would you want to?

There will be no new H1-B visas until October 2005. Employers don't
want to hire someone who will not be able to work for a few month if
there is a gap between OPT and H1-B. As an alternative I can offer my
employer to work for free during this period of time in order not
brake the law.
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 11:38 am
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 771
LucyMO has a spectacular aura aboutLucyMO has a spectacular aura aboutLucyMO has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Please, Help, OPT to H1-B

You cannot volunteer for a position that is usually compensated. It's against the law.
LucyMO is offline  
Old Oct 13th 2004, 3:33 pm
  #6  
J. J. Farrell
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Please, Help, OPT to H1-B

[email protected] (Andrew) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > [email protected]ojunk (Hnchoksi) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > >
    > > >I would really appreciate if someone could answer a simple, but very
    > > >important for a thousands of people question.
    > > >Can a person work for free (volunteer) during the gap between OPT and
    > > >H1-B status?
    >
    > There will be no new H1-B visas until October 2005. Employers don't
    > want to hire someone who will not be able to work for a few month if
    > there is a gap between OPT and H1-B. As an alternative I can offer my
    > employer to work for free during this period of time in order not
    > brake the law.

It's not got much to do with whether or not you get paid. You are
not allowed to do any work for which a person would normally be
paid under those circumstances. Working for a commercial company
in a job that would typically be paid is illegal, whether or not
you get paid.
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.