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Can you lose your OPT?

Chicago, IL |
Filed under: Immigration Employment

I was wondering is it possible if you don't find a job after a while that you will lose your OPT even thought you have been approved for one year of employment authorization?

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PS: Volunteer work (even if as low as 20hr/week) in your discipline can count as employment to maintain your OPT unless you're on a STEM extension.

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If you are unemployed for a total of 90 days, you can lose your opt. Google search "90 day unemployment rule opt" for more information, or contact your school's DSO.

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