As an F1 student visa holder, international students are able to complete up to a year of temporary employment directly related to the major field of study.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a one-year work and stay-back permit given to international students on completion of a degree program in the US. There are two types of OPT – one which can be used during one’s studies i.e. PreCompletion OPT, and another which starts after completing one’s studies i.e. Post-Completion OPT.
快穿系统女主深吻hThe job you get after finishing your course must be directly related to your field of study. You have to find the job within 90 days after graduation.
Duration of allowed stay – You get to stay in the US for one year after completion of your course on an F1 visa.
Extension –快穿系统女主深吻h For students (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) a new rule allows a 24-month extension. Which means you can continue to stay in the US for three years after finishing your course of study.
快穿系统女主深吻hThe first thing is to have the Designated School Official (DSO) at your university recommend your case for OPT. A DSO is someone who assists and manages the status of international students. To be put forward, you will need to complete a certification process at your university. This includes submitting OPT I-20 request form to International Services Office. You can download this form from your university’s website.
Your university will then send your request to (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) and on successful completion, a new I-20 immigration form will be generated.
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