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File Your Post-completion OPT within 30 days

The immigration regulations have posed deadlines to file OPT (Optional Practice Training) applications.  OPT applications are commonly used for F-1 students to obtain work opportunities before they secure H-1B visas.

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OPT Extension under 2012 H-1B Cap

USCIS published Questions & Answers on the subject of automatic extension of F-1 student status in the United States for certain students with pending or approved H-1B petitions (a request for change of status from F-1 to H-1B) for an employment start date of October 1, 2011 under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 H-1B cap:

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OPT Unemployment Period

In 2008 the Department of Homeland Security changed certain rules on the implementations of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The OPT rules are particularly important to many F-1 students as they may need the period of time to stay in OPT before they can apply for change of status to other nonimmigrant status such as H-1B […]

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