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    Initial F1-OPT Student -> H1 Approved but laid off

    Hello Rajiv, I'm on Initial OPT and my h1 got picked and approved in April but the company has laid me off and filed withdrawal in the month of may. Now i got a job from another company who are willing to sponsor me what are my options now to get my h1-b back? i have my h1-b approval notice and...
  2. Ajay2021

    F1 OPT to EAD

    Hi My wife just started her F1 OPT and we just got to know that she is pregnant. I am currently on H1B and has my I-140 approved. We are thinking about changing her to H4 EAD. Looking at the current processing time for F1 to H4 it can take more than 1 year. If we apply for H4 now can we apply...
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    Changing employers while OPT STEM Extension is still under process and 1 year OPT is expiring or already expired

    Hello, First time poster here, so please excuse any mistakes I make. I have landed in a tricky situation regarding my status and would appreciate any help or advice. I graduated from my masters course on May 2020, I had received my 1 year OPT at that time with the expiry date of 30th June 2021...
  4. S

    What is STEM Extension Rejection (I797C) Impact on Work Authorization ?

    Recently, I filed an I-765 Application for STEM OPT Extension and along with a cashier’s check of 410$, it was delivered to USCIS Lewisville Center, TX on Nov 16, 2020. On Feb 19, 2021 I received my receipt number from my University DSO which said - “case was received on November 16, 2020”. On...
  5. R

    Should I apply for OPT when my passport has validity of less than 6 months?

    My passport is in the renewal process and has a validity of less than 6 months(Expiring in May). To apply for OPT is it mandatory to have 6 months of passport validity? My concern is if I wait for a new passport to arrive, to apply for OPT, approval will take more time given the backlog of USCIS...
  6. T

    I sent my I 765 application to USCIS via usps asking for signature confirmation

    Hi all, I just sent out my stem opt application to Dallas tx USCIS using USPS priority mail with signature confirmation. I am really worried there will be no one to sign and my application will be returned. I can’t afford a delay as I need to start working ASAP. please let me know if anyone...
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    Guidance on F1 reinstatement / maintaining legal status while awaiting I140

    I was a legal F1 student here in the states since 2016 pursuing a BSN. I graduated in Aug 15, 2020 and applied for OPT to hopefully be able to start working at my new job as a nurse. My hospital agrees to help sponsor me for an immigrant work visa, but I know the process takes a while to...
  8. Christian-Prof

    OPT Application Rejected - Ran out of days

    Greetings community, My name is Juan and I come from Brazil. I have gotten my bachelor's degree in business and I graduated on May 9th. I have sent my application for OPT on June 26th and I got a response on July 2nd that they received. Unfortunately today 07/24/2020 I got a notification from...
  9. T

    Questions regarding applying for green card in EB5 category

    Hello, I am currently working here in US on OPT with EAD card and my brother is on H1 visa working here as well. My brother and I are both willing to invest $500k and get a loan of $1.5 million from the bank and buy a motel or a small business and then apply for GC in EB5 category. Now when we...
  10. Ruppal

    EAD through OPT expiring in May 2020, filed for marriage based visa

    I filed for marriage based visa for my spouse in March 2020. Her EAD through OPT is expiring in May 2020. I am wondering how to ensure their is no gap in employment or how to ensure she is not let go. I have read that employers can let them be at leave until new cards arrive or read that you can...
  11. S

    H1 Approval With Misdemeanor case still in progress

    Hello all. I'm on OPT and my client is willing to hire me fulltime. and they are sponsoring me this April. But i have a Misdemeanor case which is still in progress. In such scenario will i Get H1 Approval? Does the misdemeanor case show up in my background check? Thank You
  12. T

    OPT to TN Visa

    Hello, I was wondering if someone could help me. I’m Canadian and completed my degree in bachelor of science biology in Texas. I am currently on OPT and have a medical technologist job. My OPT expires February 2020. My employer offered to write me a letter so I can switch my status to TN at the...
  13. J

    OPT For International Students

    Hello Everyone If you are confusing for: What is OPT? What Work Privileges are Available on OPT? Who is Eligible for OPT? USCIS OPT Processing Time. Don't Worry!! OPTnation shared the PPT for an overview of OPT for international students which will solve the misconception of any F1 OPT...
  14. anonymous420

    OPT employer reporting questions

    Hello, I have two questions related to my OPT employer reporting. I would appreciate any advice. 1. I already had an EAD card through my TPS (for Nepal), and therefore I started working long before I received my OPT approval. Since that EAD card expires in a few months, and I also want to...
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    Current Graduate Student - Expired Visa and New Passport

    I had to get my new passport mailed to me from my country thus there is no record in my I-94 on the details on this existing passport. My F-1 visa is expired however I am still a Graduate student and is graduating on August 1st from my university. A company has submitted an H1B application on my...
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    Current Graduate Student - New Passport and an Expirered F-1 Visa

    I had to get my new passport mailed to me from my country thus there is no record in my I-94 on the details on this existing passport. My F-1 visa is expired however I am still a Graduate student and is graduating on August 1st from my university. A company has submitted an H1B application on my...
  17. J

    WORKING WITH SSN WITHOUT WORK AUTHORIZATION, AND OPT?

    So after completion of my last OPT, I was in language school for about 1.5 year because of personal issues. I got tired of not working, so I registered for a dog-walking app (Rover app) with my SSN number. I passed the background check and I did one dog walking (which was worth about $15) then...
  18. S

    Delayed OPT application

    My brother completed his MS in Electrical Engineering from a reputed California university. After his completion of degree, he had to leave USA for family emergency. He never applied for OPT. He left USA in Jan, 2018. Since he has never filed for OPT, can he apply for OPT now? He still has F1...
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    When mailing to USCIS, is it necessary to write on the envelope what application it is?

    I submitted my first OPT application (i-765) and realized I didn't follow the suggestion to write "OPT Application" on the envelope. I mailed the application extremely late (just 2 weeks before the deadline) and couldn't afford it to be delayed in processing. Would this be a potential problem at...
  20. R

    Travelling abroad while H1B and STEM OPT pending

    Hi, I was picked in the H1B lottery this year but my case has been pending since April. I have now applied for STEM OPT extension too. My current F-1 OPT expires on 20 Feb 2019. I plan to travel to India in mid December and come back in mid Jan 2019. I am a worried that the pending H1B as well...
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