Tuesday, January 26, 2016

F1 STEM OPT temporarily extended to May 2016

As you all know the F1 OPT STEM extension was due to be voided on February 2016. Upon a request by the government through the court, it seems that the judge has allowed a temporary extension on the STEM OPT 17 months extension up to May 10 2016. As such all those who are already on OPT extension will be able to continue using the OPT up to May 2016. While we welcome this new development, this is just a "band-aid" or temporary fix. We hope that the proposed rule on 24 months extension will soon become law and prevent the mental torture of international students.

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