Applying for OPT program for International student.

Asked about 2 years ago - West Newton, MA

Hi there,

My question is regarding applying to OPT program for international student. While being on F-1 status I have worked outside of campus with my SSN and have done tax return. So now I am graduating and have to apply for OPT, so my question is ..... Do I have a high chance of getting denied by OPT since I worked outside of Campus with my SSN? or is there any chance that I can still get approved by OPT? Can someone please help with this questions... I would greatly appreciate any help!!

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . You can still obtain OPT unless you have worked for a year on CPT.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Talk to your foreign student adviser ... you may have violated your status.

    Capriotti International Law

    FORMER IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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