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Could I apply for F1-OPT while Immigration Visa(counselor visa processing) is pending?

Published Mar 22,2019 By

Hello, I have got I-140 approved (EB2-NIW). I want to undergo counselor visa processing instead of AOS. My I-20 and VISA would expire in December 2019. If I undergo counselor processing could I apply for F1-OPT while my counselor visa processing is pending? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks so much.

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Extedning OPT (Trough STEM 24month) while waiting for EB-2.

Published Feb 4,2019 By

So I’m currently on a F1 Visa and OPT. The company I currently work for sponsored and supported my application for EB-2 visa with a National Interest Waiver . Now I’m also eligible for a STEM OPT 24 month extension. I was thinking of applying for this extension in case my EB-2 gets denied. Or … Continue reading Extedning OPT (Trough STEM 24month) while waiting for EB-2.

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Can I apply for EB1/EB2-NIW on OPT extension with a PhD and PostDoc offer?

Published Dec 6,2018 By

Hello All, I’m a PhD graduate currently on Initial OPT (approved in Aug 2018) and with a PostDoc offer. My profile: Masters and PhD degrees from USA with 9 publications(growing), 5 citations(growing), travel fellowships (Boeing and grad school), NSF and FAA funded projects, worked on very challenging research areas (aerospace, robotics, control engineering), IEEE ETA-Kapp-Nu … Continue reading Can I apply for EB1/EB2-NIW on OPT extension with a PhD and PostDoc offer?

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F1 OPT with PhD in math working for a postdoc in a different department

Published Feb 10,2017 By

Hi, I’m currently a PhD student in Math and I’m on F1 status. I’ve received a postdoc offer at another university and I’m planning to request an F1 OPT. My problem is, the OPT requires my job to be ‘directly related’ to my major field of study. My major as listed in the I-20 is … Continue reading F1 OPT with PhD in math working for a postdoc in a different department

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NIW and OPT AR

Published Jan 17,2017 By

Hello, Thanks for the concise information in your website.  I am a Ph.D. student with F1 visa. I was wondering, if I applied for NIW  can I apply for OPT?

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Apply for OPT before or after EB1A petition

Published May 19,2015 By

Hi, I am a Chinese in the last year of my PhD training in US university. I would like to apply for EB1A. I have 25+ papers, 10+ first author (IF 4.0-6.0), 400 citation  and several patents. Should I apply for OPT before I submit the petition in case my petition get denied or I … Continue reading Apply for OPT before or after EB1A petition

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OPT After Green Card Lottery Application

Published Apr 27,2015 By

Dear Sir/Madam. Thank you very much for your informational website. I am a PhD student in a US university on an F1 visa and I applied for the green card lottery last year. If I do not win the lottery, will that make my OPT application less likely to be granted? Does applying for the … Continue reading OPT After Green Card Lottery Application

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OPT after green card application

Published Apr 3,2015 By

Hey guys. I am a PhD student at Johns Hopkins and I am thinking of applying a green card right now. If, for some reason I do not get it, could that jeopardize my application for OPT after I graduate, since I have expressed an intent to immigrate with my green card application?

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Follow up question on OPT and H1B green card

Published Mar 5,2015 By

Question This would be third email to you guys. Since I am writing after a while I thought of having the email thread history. Probably I will drop it in the next one 🙂 As a quick recap, my OPT extension expires on 05/21/2015 and my current employer did start the H1-B process for me. My wife … Continue reading Follow up question on OPT and H1B green card

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OPT, H1B and Green Card

Published Feb 5,2015 By

Question Dear GCforPhD team, I was very happy to see your website. The information there is very important for people like me to get started. I have a specific question related to my situation. Hopefully you guys have an answer for me. A brief intro to my background, and some questions during that process. – … Continue reading OPT, H1B and Green Card

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