This blog post sheds light on the meaning of “D/S” on the I-94 form, a crucial document for nonimmigrants in the U.S. “D/S,” or “Duration of Status,” indicates the period of authorized stay tied to your current immigration status. Understanding its implications is vital to maintaining your visa conditions and legal presence in the U.S.
In some cases, an F-1 Student’s status and employment authorization expire before the H-1B visa can be issued on Oct. 1. This creates a gap between the expiration of the F-1 status and the beginning of the H-1B visa status. Qualifying F-1 students with a gap before the start of their H-1B visa are allowed to remain in F-1 status under the “H-1B Cap-Gap Extension.” See if you qualify for the H-1B Cap-Gap extension.