I applied for an H1-B visa on May 25, 2006. At the time I was under valid F-1 status (and the F1- status was valid until the end of August 2006). On May 29, I left the US to visit my family in Poland for several days and returned to the US on June 10. I was under the assumption that because my F-1 status was valid, that I was permitted to travel outside the US. Now my H1-B pending status may be denied because they claim that once the application is received and your status is pending, there is no travel outside the US allowed.
Can someone help???