Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students

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Current USCIS Processing Times for OPT Applications: Click here (link is external) to view USCIS’s estimated case processing times. USCIS is currently experiencing serious delays in issuing I-765 receipt notices (link is external). Travel outside the U.S. with a pending, unreceipted application could be very risky. What is OPT? Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students is work authorization available to international students who … Read More

Changing to a Nonimmigrant Student Status


You may wish to change your nonimmigrant student status if you are already in the United States on a valid nonimmigrant visa for a purpose other than attending school and want to study at a U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. You are not eligible for changing to a nonimmigrant student status in the United States if you entered ... Read More