Options to remain in status: F-1 visa expired, H-1B approved for consular processing, but not stamped

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My son got his H-1B approved on consular processing this year which also happens to be the first year on OPT. His F-1 Visa expired in June and he is unable to travel to India for lack of slots for H-1B stamping I wish to know the following:

  1. Is there a time limit for getting the approved H-1B visa stamped?, and
  2. If for some reason he is unable to travel next year as well can he extend his stem opt to remain in status?
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1. No.

2. Yes, because remember he has deferred his H-1B change of status by requesting consular processing

 

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