Can you lose your OPT?
Asked over 4 years ago - Chicago, IL
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?
Attorney answers (2)
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.
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.