Deadline to Apply to Add 7 Months to a 17-Month STEM OPT for F-1 Visa Students
August 2nd, 2016
August 8 is the deadline to Apply to Add 7 Months to a 17-Month STEM OPT Extension
If you currently have a 17-month STEM OPT extension, you may apply to add 7 months to your STEM OPT period.
F-1 Students may apply to add 7 months to their 17-month STEM OPT period if:
- You are currently participating in STEM OPT based on a 17-month extension;
- You request the additional 7 month period by filing a new form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization between May 10, 2016 and August 8, 2016 and within 60 days of the date your designated school officials enter the recommendation for the 24-month OPT extension into your SEVIS record;
- You have at least 150 days of valid employment authorization remaining on your 17-month STEM OPT period on the date you file the form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization;
- You, your designated school official, and your employer meet all the 24-mont STEM OPT extension requirements.
For more information on the STEM OPT extension, click here or contact Sivaraman Immigration Law for a consultation.
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