Currently, I am in the first year of my OPT and I am selected in H1-B lottery for this year. I was thinking that can I file H1-B on consular access and get a STEM extension for the OPT. Then get the H1-B stamping done later (As much as I can push it while staying in the time limit allowed by USCIS to get the stamping done). What could be pros and cons of this?
How much time are we allowed to get the H1-B stamped after it being approved for the consular process?
I also wanted to know that with the H1-B consular access application filed and my work permit being being STEM-OPT, can I travel in and out of the US (to my home country + foreign countries multiple times)? I may or may not get the H1B stamped on my first visit. I will get that some time in the later visits only. Is this feasible?
Please feel free to get back to me if you need some more details.