My application for the 24-month STEM OPT was denied last week, and my EAD for the initial 12-month OPT expired today. Am I eligible for transfer to a new program of study?06 Jan 2017
If USCIS did not make a finding of an F-1 status violation when your STEM OPT application was denied, you should still be eligible for the 60-day grace period after the expiration of your initial OPT employment authorization. You should complete the transfer of your SEVIS record to another program of study within the 60-day grace period, and your new program start date should be no later than 5 months from the end of your OPT. (06.Jan.2017)
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