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Can a international student apply for the OPT program?

Can a international student apply for the OPT program?

International students who earn degrees in science, technology, engineering or math fields from an approved program list – and meet a couple of other requirements – can apply for two additional years of work authorization. The OPT program’s popularity has increased over the years, especially among students in STEM fields.

Can you work for more than one employer during pre completion OPT?

Students may work for more than one employer, but all employment must be related to the student’s degree program. Employment during pre-completion OPT cannot exceed the allowed per week cumulative hours.

Can you apply for opt I-20 from outside the US?

Current guidance from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement provides no confirmation that applying from outside the United States is permissible despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to process OPT I-20 requests while our office is physically closed.

Is the US government counting remote employment for opt?

During the current COVID-19 crisis, the US government has indicated that remote employment may be counted for OPT purposes as long as a student’s employer has an office outside of the United States or the employer can assess student engagement using electronic means. See this guidance from the US government for further details.

International students who earn degrees in science, technology, engineering or math fields from an approved program list – and meet a couple of other requirements – can apply for two additional years of work authorization. The OPT program’s popularity has increased over the years, especially among students in STEM fields.

Students may work for more than one employer, but all employment must be related to the student’s degree program. Employment during pre-completion OPT cannot exceed the allowed per week cumulative hours.

Can a STEM OPT student replace a full time US worker?

The STEM OPT student will not replace a full- or part-time, temporary or permanent U.S. worker. The training opportunity will assist the student in attaining his or her training goals.

What is Optional Practical Training ( OPT ) for F-1?

What is Optional Practical Training? Optional practical training is one type of work permission available for eligible F-1 students. It allows students to get real-world work experience related to their field of study.