OPT Frequently Asked Questions

I have my I-20 now. What am I supposed to do next?

My friends often talk about how my application can be denied if I make a mistake on the dates. What should I pay attention to?

Where can I find instructions for I-765?

I mailed in my application! What should I be looking for now?

How do I choose my OPT start date?

How do I know if I am in a STEM eligible program?

Do I automatically get three years of OPT if I graduate from a STEM program? 

What is unemployment days and when does my unemployment time start?

Can I travel while I’m waiting for my OPT to be approved?

I’m outside the US, can I still apply for OPT?