View Full Version : Green Card during the OPT

07-20-2007, 11:29 AM

07-20-2007, 10:46 PM

I am Vijay Vellabati, finished MS in Dec-06 and I got a job in Jul.
I am in my OPT(Optional Practical training). I did not get to file for my H1-B.
Can my company apply for Green card for me right now.

Because I need to keep my status, my OPT expires in Dec-07.

If anyone can get back to me, I would appreciate that.

Thank you.

Vijay Vellabati

My email id: vellabati@yahoo.com

Yes, green card is for future employment, your employer can apply for your greencard!!

But usually the greencard process takes so long that it is nearly impossible to get it in a year (the time you have in OPT) so the safe bet is to apply h1b otherwise in US-Masters quota if you have one. And take it from there.

--disclaimer am not a lawyer , seek a professional lawyers opinion.