Cap-Gap Extension

What is Cap-Gap Extension?

Cap-Gap Extension meaning Allows foreign students requesting to change to H-1B status to extend their status and employment authorization through Sept. 30 of the calendar year for which the H-1B petition is being filed, but only if the employment start date in H-1B status will begin on Oct. 1.The extension is automatically terminated if the petition is rejected, denied or revoked.


reference: U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services – Glossary