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Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion

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Welcome - This forum has been created to help applicants who are on F1 student Visa and about to start their post completion/pre completion job in United States.

You can use this forum for following purposes:

Ask questions about how to apply?
How much is OPT Fees? When and how to pay it?
Can I travel internationally during OPT application submission or OPT pending state?
What is bio-metric process and do I need it?
What are I-765/G-1145/G1450 forms?
How should I be dressed for the inteview?
What all documents should I send to USCIS?
What is the difference between pre-completion OPT and post-completion OPT?
What is cap extension?
How to select start or end date of OPT?
And many more general discussions!

If there is a particular resource you looked for but cannot locate, please post a request on this forum and we would love to help! :-)

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Hi there, I would like to start with this question: Can I travel internationally during OPT period (after getting accepted OPT and before the end date)? I have heard from the grapevine that during the OPT period, OPT holders should not travel outside the U.S. as they may encounter some difficulty to enter the U.S. Is this true?
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Hi there, I would like to start with this question: Can I travel internationally during OPT period (after getting accepted OPT and before the end date)? I have heard from the grapevine that during the OPT period, OPT holders should not travel outside the U.S. as they may encounter some difficulty to enter the U.S. Is this true?


It is absolutely possible to travel internationally. Occasionally you might experience some minor difficulties, but it's rather on the inconvenience side of things than actually impacting your travel plans. Hope this helps!
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pinetree22 wrote:
Hi there, I would like to start with this question: Can I travel internationally during OPT period (after getting accepted OPT and before the end date)? I have heard from the grapevine that during the OPT period, OPT holders should not travel outside the U.S. as they may encounter some difficulty to enter the U.S. Is this true?


It is absolutely possible to travel internationally. Occasionally you might experience some minor difficulties, but it's rather on the inconvenience side of things than actually impacting your travel plans. Hope this helps!


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pinetree22 wrote:
Hi there, I would like to start with this question: Can I travel internationally during OPT period (after getting accepted OPT and before the end date)? I have heard from the grapevine that during the OPT period, OPT holders should not travel outside the U.S. as they may encounter some difficulty to enter the U.S. Is this true?


Hey pinetree22 ,

Thank you for the question. Yes, you can absolutely travel internationally but make sure you carry your EAD card with you. You won't face any difficulty if you have your job offer letter, EAD card and updated I20 with you. I hope this helps!
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Some schools have some Stem-designated enrichment courses like Business Analytics. In that case will my job have to be centred around business analytics to get the extension.

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Some schools have some Stem-designated enrichment courses like Business Analytics. In that case will my job have to be centred around business analytics to get the extension.

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Hey blowice27 ,

As per my understanding, I think as long as your post MBA related is somehow related to your MBA major, you should be good. For example, let's say you majored in Consulting and you also did take analytics courses, you will be fine to work either as a consultant or as someone who has alot of analytics work. I hope that helps!
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Both my international clients want to startup in business school and obviously do that full time post graduation. What are the OPT rules on that, do they have to be employed by a certain company? If so, what are the options that would allow them to stay in the US? What are the options with a J visa if you happen to know? I can chat with my ex roomie at Tulane Law who is an immigration attorney but have been hitting her hard the past couple weeks.
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