Can you travel during the OPT extension?
Traveling During OPT or OPT STEM Extension In general, an F-1 student in post-completion OPT may temporarily travel outside the United States and be readmitted to resume F-1 status and employment for the remainder of the period authorized on his EAD card.
Can I travel while my EAD application is being processed?
If you are already in H-4 status, USCIS says you can travel, of course you will need a visa to enter. And if you are I-765, EAD is approved while you are outside the United States, no problem, but we advise you not to travel, because it may delay you.
How long does it take to approve the stem extension?
about 90-120 days
Processing times vary widely, but you should expect USCIS to take approximately 90-120 days to approve your STEM OPT extension application.
Can you leave the country after applying for the OPT?
Students who have an EAD card for post-completion OPT and proof of employment or job offer are permitted to leave and re-enter the United States during their OPT period. While your OPT application is pending, you are not required to have a job or job offer to re-enter the United States.
Can I travel while waiting for the visa extension?
Can I travel while my status extension is pending? Yes, if you have a pending extension request, it is possible to travel without abandoning the request. This is different from a change of status, where leaving the United States will result in the application being dropped, resulting in a denial.
Can you travel to Mexico with the OPT?
Automatic visa revalidation for OPT students: F-1 students participating in OPT traveling to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean (excluding Cuba) for less than 30 days are eligible to re-enter the United States with an expired F-1 visa as long as they qualify for automatic visa revalidation.
Can we go to India after applying H4 EAD?
Yes, you can travel internationally after filing your H-4 EAD application, as long as you have a valid H-4 visa. You want to make sure your mail is monitored so you don’t miss any USCIS notices.
How long does it take to get the green card after the 2020 interview?
For example, as of March 3, 2020 (the last time we made significant changes to this article), the average wait time for most green cards is between 9 and 13 months. Often, USCIS will take several months to just send your notice of decision, and sometimes your green card can take even longer.
Can stem extension be refused?
Normally, if your OPT/STEM OPT extension is rejected, you must file a completely new petition with USCIS. If the application is rejected after your filing deadline (the end of the 60-day grace period for OPT; the end of OPT EAD for OPT STEM), the new deposit will normally be refused.
Can you get a rod extension twice?
A student can participate in the STEM OPT extension twice during their college career. Students cannot apply for STEM OPT extensions during the 60-day grace period following an initial (usually 12 month) post-completion OPT period.