I have a degree in computer engineering degree. I have 10 days remaining before my 90 days of unemployment period ends. I have accepted an offer from an E-Verified company but the process to get me on board is taking a long time, and it will be past my 90 days of unemployment. Therefore I would like to volunteer for a company which is non E-verified for few weeks to extend my 90 days of unemployment.
I want to know do I qualify for STEM extension since I am working with a non E verified employer for first few weeks during my 12 month OPT period?
What did the E-verifiable company's immigration lawyer say when you asked him/her?
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E verified is not required for OPT, only STEM. You can qualify for STEM with unpaid internship. Who you REALLY need to talk to is your DSO.
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