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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
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    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. D

    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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. E

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. fairjay8788

    Do I have to be full time enrolled the year before I apply for OPT?

    Hello, my name is Jay. I completed most of the courses required in my master program with J2 visa. Now because of changes from my wife's work (J1), I will need to change to F1 visa, and apply for OPT after graduation. I have been full time enrolled in the program for last two years. Now the...
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    Can a F1 student in USA who is on OPT work on W2 (full-time) and also work as a freelancer (sub-contractor) and give invoices?

    I am currently on F1 visa on OPT. I am currently working as a full-time (40 hours) employee (not a consultant). I am on company's direct W2. I have got another opportunity to work as a part-time sub-contractor (about 12-15 hours per week) in my field of education (STEM). The part-time employer...
  15. R

    F-1 OPT to Greencard (marriage)

    I am currently on my OPT that runs out Aug 2018. I am getting married within the next week to a USC. I know i can file for a temp EAD until my green card arrives but the timeline for both of these has been pushed back. Meaning alot of people are actually getting their GC before the EAD because...
  16. R

    F-1 OPT to Greencard (marriage)

    I am currently on my OPT that runs out Aug 2018. I am getting married within the next week to a USC. I know i can file for a temp EAD until my green card arrives but the timeline for both of these has been pushed back. Meaning alot of people are actually getting their GC before the EAD because...
  17. S

    Applying for OPT on TPS with F1 status

    I am currently on TPS with EAD for Nepal but also have been maintaining my F1 status without any gap. I am doing my Masters and will be graduating this December 2018. In 2016, I went to Nepal and entered U.S. on TPS Advance Parole Document, since my F1 visa was already expired. So, my most...
  18. W

    Missing a I-20 with previous CPT info, is my OPT doomed?

    I lost one of my I-20 and the worst thing is, this one has an CPT-approval. I've contact my school, but they don't have a copy. Now I need to submit the OPT application but I have no idea how to work around this issue. I was wondering if somebody has the same issue and can give me some guidance...
  19. K

    I20 OPT Extension pending from DSO

    My OPT EAD expires in 1month. I have applied for I20 opt extension from my DSO but they haven't issued me yet saying my SEVIS is pending from USCIS. DSO said that they submitted 3 requests to USCIS to update my SEVIS but they have rejected all of them. As SEVIS is not updated DSO is not issuing...
  20. S

    Possible to push job start date due to family emergency?

    Hello all, I have recently received my OPT EAD card, which has May 22nd as the start date. I do have an offer from a company and was planning on starting on the 22nd. However, my dad has recently been diagnosed with a terminal cancer, and so I wanted to spend some time with him before it's too...
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