I am on OPT and am in the process of applying for an OPT extension. The F-1 visa in my passport, however, is scheduled to expire in a few months. Is that going to create a problem with my request to extend my OPT?


The expiration date of the F-1 visa in one’s passport typically has no impact on the F-1 status. The F-1 visa is an entry document. It generally must be valid when the person is requesting admission in F-1 status. But, if the person is already in the U.S., it makes no difference if the visa expires, other than that the visa typically would have to be renewed if the person travels abroad and then wishes to return in F-1 status. (13.Feb.2024)

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