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What is OPT. A 12 months of off-campus job opportunity for . F-1 VISA students who . are completing a degree program in the U.S. . You do not . need a . job offer to apply for OPT. N. ot . a . VISA status;. ID: 650485 Download Presentation

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OPTOptional Practical training

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What is OPT

A 12 months of off-campus job opportunity for F-1 VISA students who are completing a degree program in the U.S.

You do not

need a

job offer to apply for OPT

N

ot

a

VISA status;

during OPT, you will still be an

F-1 student

with

EAD (Employment Authorization Document)

-you

will receive

EAD

mailed after your application has been approved

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Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

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Who is eligible for optY

ou have to have enrolled for at least 1 full academic year to apply By the date of your choice of employment

start

date

You have to currently have maintained F-1 status

Your job during OPT has to be directly related to your major field of study

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3 types of OPT

1.Pre-Completion OPT (Available WHILE you are pursuing your

degree)

2.Post-Completion

OPT (

Available

AFTER you complete a

degree)

3.STEM OPT

Extensions (

for only for Science, Technology, engineering and Medical

majors)

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1) Pre-Completion OPT

Available WHILE you are pursuing your degreeYou are allowed to work

for

less

than

20

hrs

/

wk

when

school is in session

-during vacation, you may work

full-time

Part-time pre-completion OPT

deducted from the

12 months

at ½

rate

-working part-time

on OPT for

4 months will take out 2 months from

your

12 months

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Pre-completion opt ctd’

If you have enrolled for at least 1 academic year… -You can apply no sooner than 120 days before the requested start date of your

job

Ex) If you wish to start working in August 20, you will have to wait until April 20 at least to apply.

If

you have not enrolled

for at least 1 academic year…

-You can apply no sooner than 90 days before having enrolled in at least 1 academic

year

Ex) If your first semester started in August 15, 2017, you have to wait until May 15, 2018 at least to apply.

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2) Post-completion opt

Available AFTER you complete a degreeYou are allowed to work full-time You must not depart the U.S. before you

apply and get approved

- Doing so will result you in loosing the opportunity!

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Post-completion opt CTD’

If you have graduated… -Start your application immediately because it

has to be received by the USCIS no later than 60 days after graduation

(called 60 days of grace period)

If you are still enrolled in classes but want to apply in advance…

-You can apply ahead of maximum of 90 days before

graduation

Ex)

If you are graduating after Fall semester 2018, and the semester is over in December 12, you have to wait until

September 12

at least to apply.

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3) Stem opt extensions

Extension opportunity of 12 months-OPT -Applicable for Science, Technology, engineering and Medical majors

Your employer must be enrolled in the E-verify Program

-See

http://www.ice.gov/sevis/stemlist.htm

for a recent listing of STEM degrees.

You can file an application no sooner than 120 days before 12 months-OPT expiration date

You must apply before the expiration date

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Rules

Your start day of work can be the next day of your program completion

day but cannot be later than 60 days after your

program

completion date

You must not remain unemployed for more than 90 days during OPT…

-OPT and F-1 status

will be terminated.

Do not start working before the start date shown on your

EAD

or before you receive the EAD!

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Travel issues on optIf

you must travel, ALWAYS TRAVEL WITH: Passport OPT I-20 • Travel signature (6 months) • EAD Job Offer Letter and letter from employer allowing your time off and welcoming you

back

There is no guarantee you will be allowed back in to the USA if you

travel during OPT

.

Some

students have been turned away at the border, please be aware.

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Questions?Email us!

international@occc.edu

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICE


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